and is there much benefit to using an Nlited copy of XP Pro vs. a straight OEM install? Seems like you have to fiddle with the drivers either before or after at any rate.
OS size doesn’t bother me with a 160GB HD. But is there a much better difference to boot times or running efficiency? in the sticky thread, Freddy outlines how to strip back the factory samsung install – is there any difference starting from an already stripped back (lited) OS?
I’m running an nLite’d XP Pro SP3 I made specifically for my NC10. The original ISO was 595MB, and my nLite’d ISO is 185MB. As you can imagine, I ripped out everything that is unnecessary for me.
The benefits include faster boot time (less startup processes) and faster response time in general (less processes running in the background). I can’t say how well this positively effects things like gaming, because I’ve never run any kind of personal benchmark. The heaviest app I currently run on my NC10 is Photoshop CS2, which works well considering the limited abilities of the Atom CPU.