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by James 23 November 2008 One Comment

nLite is a freeware tool that allows you to customize your Windows installation bootable CD. That means you can remove Windows components that you don’t want to be installed right from the start. And there’s even more to it…


I guess you are annoyed too after installing Windows and having to remove all those useless components that come with it. Well, there’s good news for you. nLite can help you to create your custom Windows bootable CD or ISO image.


nLite screenshot

nLite screenshot

You can remove the components that you don’t want, integrate service packs, drivers and hotfixes. After you customize your heart out you can create a bootable ISO image and you’re ready to go. It needs .NET Framework 2.0 to run, but that’s not a problem. Unfortunately for some of you, it does not work with Vista. Fortunately for me, I’m using XP 😉 The good thing is that the author is still working on updates, the latest version was released in september.

Version Tested



Operating System

Windows 2000, 2003, XP

Download link


 Offers something very useful, even essential I might say.

 Quite easy to use, even for a not very experienced user.

 Does not work with Vista.



I’m definitely keeping nLite! Although I hope I won’t reinstall my Windows XP soon, I’m looking forward to having my tweaked bootable installation CD when that will happen. I think this is a must have freeware program for any Windows XP user.

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One Comment »

  • rono said:

    it has a vista version called vlite.

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