21 September 2008

Software Review: nLite.


Like I said yesterday, I will feature nLite review here. :P

Taken from its website: 'nLite is a tool for pre-installation Windows configuration and component removal at your choice.'

Like its description, we can use nLite to make bootable image that contains our own configuration. For example, on my case, I created image that contains SATA driver for my new laptop Presario V3000.

The creation process is fairly simple and fast. You need to prepare your drivers/configs/Service Packs/twaks first, and then extract your XP CD contents onto your drive. After that, you inject drivers, modify XP initial configurations etc and make image from that settings. Image created then can be burned onto CD.

nLite supports XP and and 2003. Also, you need to install .NET Framework 2.0 first as a prerequisite to run nLite. The installation file of nLite can be download freely, and also very small in size.

But, as useful as it is, nLite can't be used to tweak Linux environment.... Maybe in the future, eh?

Score: 8/10