Lunarsoft Blacklist Member Submissions in Software Posted November 5, 2009 nLite http://www.nliteos.com/ Description: nLite is a tool for permanent Windows components removal and pre-installation Windows setup. After removal there is an option to make bootable image ready for burning on cd or testing in virtual machines. With nLite you will be able to have Windows installation which on install doesn't include, or even contain on cd, unwanted components. Verdict for nLite: Blacklisted - Wreaklessly strips out services and other required files; causing numerous issues with every release. This program will also modify files on your hard drive. It has been reported by numerous users that nLite "modifies every Windows installation file, even if you didn't modify anything related to that file. It will add "nLite" to the bottom of the file." I've used nLite for years. It's a reputable program, and very useful. It doesn't do anything that the User (i.e. YOU) does not want it to do. You pick what XP features you want, and exclude those you don't. Such as the stupid "OOBE (Out of Box Experience)" you have to sit through everytime you reinstall. There are many, many other useless features that can be removed/turned off etc... So if a person doesn't like what nLite has "done" to their system, they have no one but themselves to blame, as nLite only does what you tell it to do. nLite is also very well supported; it's creator is a constant presence of the nLite forum and has personally answered at least one of my questions on that forum. nLite has another useful feature for "slipstreaming" Service Packs. For example, if your original disk was an XP SP1, you can slipstream the standalone version of SP3 into a custom-created installation CD and save yourself the time of downloading and installing (and rebooting) SP3 after the New Install. You can also slipstream drivers into the installation disk, so if your hardware does not have drivers included in the standard XP Drivers, you can import them into the installation disk so that you do not have to "Press F6" during the installation process, and then use (only) a 3 1/2 floppy disk to import the drivers (no other media will work, which is highly annoying). I'm sure there are other positives to mention, I'm just a User and have no particular expertise. It's just a useful tool for people that mess with computers on a regular basis. Frankly I'm surprised that a forum that is associated with such a great tool such as dial-a-fix and the really informative lunarsoft wiki on XP Installation disks is not an enthusiastic supporter of nLite, much less having it "blacklisted". I was so surprised I had to look around to see if this forum as an alternative definition for the word "blacklisted", perhaps it means that it's really good. But no, it seems blacklisted means bad, and I find that really surprising. Perhaps nLite should be looked at a second time, or failing that, an alternative that performs the same functions in a better manner be recommended.