How to roll your own Tiny11 ISO and remove Win 11 checks for unsupported hardware?


davidm71

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Hi,

Downloaded the 23H2 Tiny11 x64 ISO file and noticed its version 22621.2283 which is really 22H2 with 23H2 updates rolled in? Want to create my own Tiny11 ISO file using the builder script but wonder if it will work on 22631? And will it remove Win 11 hardware checks??

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Possibly.
 

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If the Tiny11 devs learned to use PowerShell cmdlets to remove the Appx and FOD packages using wildcards, they really won't need to write 3 or 4 different versions of the same basic script. All the package versions are hard-coded.
 

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Well I figured it out. Was able to use the UUP server to download a script to create the 22631.2715 (think 2715) 23H3 Iso file. It was interesting to see every core on my processor being utilized. All the other 22621 builds are actually 22H2 that get updated to 23H2 during the install process. In any case was able to use the Tiny11 builder script on that iso file. Was confusing which script to use but in the end the basic 'tiny 11 creator.bat' script worked without error.

First tried it out in a VM back to back with the 4.2 gb already made iso I found on the internet and was shocked to find that all of them more or less end up after updates with a 18-20 gb base install of windows and all of them used about 2 gigabytes of system ram according the performance monitor. Was actually able to get a 12 gb base install with my 22631 iso but think again Windows updates add to that but less than all the other builds.

Only issue I'm facing now is related to licensing because I didn't realize I had Windows Home 10 and I installed Windows 11 Pro. Will have to buy a license. So its pretty much a fresh install as the old install got copied into Windows.old folder so none of my old apps got preserved. Oh well.

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Their script works as far as applying the reg tweaks for bypassing HW requirements, but none of the optional Appx packages or Features will be removed from your 23H2 ISO. In that sense, it's not a Tiny OS.

You can edit the UUP dump script's config file to skip over the optional Appx packages when building the ISO.
 

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Their script works as far as applying the reg tweaks for bypassing HW requirements, but none of the optional Appx packages or Features will be removed from your 23H2 ISO. In that sense, it's not a Tiny OS.

You can edit the UUP dump script's config file to skip over the optional Appx packages when building the ISO.

So NTDEV should change the name of his script. As far as the Appx features go I am not familiar. Purchased a license for NTLite Home version so I guess if I wanted to I could make those edits in NtLite.

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Everything in this script is available as licensed NTLite features, with the exception of clearing the Start Menu pins (which can be done as an imported reg file).

I doubt this is the real script which NTDEV used to build the true Tiny11 OS. NTLite has the ability to extract the components list from an image, so it's possible to examine what's been removed, and make your own modifications based of that list.
 

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