Documentation - Components
On the left is the list of detected components inside the selected Operating System version.
You can SELECT which components to REMOVE. So, why am I capitalizing it...because it's a common mistake to think that by unchecking some component it will be removed.
Why did I design it that way?
Since not all components are supported to avoid confusions like 'will the component X be installed if it's not listed' and because removed components can not be returned.
By hovering a certain component the short description will be shown on the right, also with the size which you can save on the final install and an optional 'Caution!' warning label if the given component requires more considerations while selecting to be removed.
Located on the bottom are the statistics about the number of total components, selected and the projected size saving depending on the components selected. Also on the lower left is the Selection combo box which you can use to quickly manipulate global selection of the components like All, None or Invert.
There is also the Protect files and Compatibility buttons.
Protect files can be used to save a certain file if some of your applications needs it but you still want to remove the rest of the component related to that file.
Compatibility options can be used to hide a certain needed component from removal or to keep a needed file which might have been removed with some of the selected components..
When you are done with the selection you can move to the next page by using the Next button below or by jumping to any available page on the left menu.
Important note: If you see that vLite stopped during component removal and in Task Manager it's not using more than 1% of the CPU time and SYSTEM process usage is 50% for dual core or 100% for single core then temporary disable your resident antivirus protection because it scans every file which vLite parses through. This also implies if you experience unusually long processing.
Service Pack compatibility: Vista Service Pack can be installed only on the full Vista, meaning you can't remove any components if you plan on installing the Service Pack on that operating system. There are ways to use vLite on Vista SP1. Integrate SP1 with vLite v1.1.6 or newer, or get a Microsoft preintegrated DVD/ISO or try a capturing method found here.