This is after installation (I haven't got the option of nLite or similar tools to slim the install disc).
I'll be taking a hard disk image (using Norton Ghost running off a BartPE CD). To be exact, I'm running XP SP3.
To clean and minimise the size of the image, I remove any apps I don't need, switch off hibernation and then reboot into BartPE. In BartPE, I then usually delete the pagefile.sys, clear the temp directories, HotFix uninstallers and Windows Updates installers (
J:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution) using CCleaner and finally defrag using MyDefrag to pull everything together.
Are there any other specific directories/files (Windows or otherwise) I can safely remove without causing any headaches?
Any experience of your suggested deletions would be useful too.