MSMG ToolKit creates a slimmed down or bloat-free Windows by customizing, adding, or removing features and components and enabling or disabling features to Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11.
Everything is done through a DOS command prompt, but typing in letters to get where you want, meaning no complicated DOS commands or DOS knowledge is needed. We have always loved the entire goal here at MajorGeeks, creating a lightweight, bloat-free Windows version. Expect to spend a small amount of time getting everything you want the way you want it. You can also restore most things that you remove, should you change your mind later.
A common issue with MSMG Toolkit is the missing install.wim. Here's how to fix that problem.
Here is a list of the many things MSMG ToolKit can do:
Copy Source DVD Files from DVD Drive Extract Source DVD Files from ISO Image Extract Source DVD Files from OEM/IMG Image Convert Windows Store ESD Image to WIM Image Convert Windows Media Creation Tool (MCT) Image to WIM Image Convert Windows ESD Image to WIM Image Convert Windows WIM Image to ESD Image Convert Source WIM Editions Integrate Windows Updates Integrate WHD Updates Repository Updates Integrate Windows Language Packs Integrate Windows Device Drivers Integrate Microsoft. NET Framework 3.5 Integrate Microsoft. NET Framework 4.6.2 with Language Packs Integrate Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 with Language Packs Integrate Microsoft Data Deduplication Integrate Microsoft Edge Browser App Integrate Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 & 8.1 Integrate Microsoft Win32 Calculator Integrate Windows Management Framework 5.1 Integrate Windows Multimedia Restricted Codecs Integrate Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Integrate Windows System Restore Integrate Windows To Go Workspace Integrate Microsoft Default Metro Apps Integrate Microsoft DaRT Tools to Boot & Recovery Images Integrate Windows Thin PC Add-on Packages Integrate Microsoft DirectX 9.0c Integrate Microsoft Games Integrate Windows Sidebar Integrate Windows 8.1 Media Center Generic Activation Tokens Integrate Windows 8.1 Pre-Activation Data & Tokens Integrate Terminal Server Patch Integrate Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Professional Codec Tweak Integrate Custom Themes UxTheme Patch Integrate Custom Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) Integrate Custom Default User Account Pictures Integrate Custom System Files Remove All Default Metro Apps Remove Default Metro Apps Association Remove Windows Components Remove Windows Components using Package List. Import Default Metro Apps Association from XML File Export Default Metro Apps Association to an XML File Make a DVD ISO Image Burn an ISO Image to DVD Copy Source to Bootable USB Flash Drive Sync Source Boot and Install Images to Bootable USB Flash Drive Burn an ISO Image to Bootable USB Flash Drive Format a USB Flash Drive WIM Manager to Display, Delete, Rename, Export, Split and Merge, Capture, Apply, and Cleanup WIM Image Indexes Load/Unload WIM Image Registry for Modification
Here is the recommended method as per MSMG:
1) Integrate all the features you want to add except the .NET Framework 3.5 using the Integrate Feature Menu. 2) Integrate the Language pack you want if required 3) Integrate the Updates. 4) Remove the Apps you don't want 5) Remove the Components you don't want 6) Apply Changes; this will perform the Cleanup 7) Re-Mount the Source 8) Add the .NET Framework 3.5 using the Integrate Feature Menu. 9) Apply Changes. 10) Re-Build the Image.
MSMG ToolKit, like most third-party utilities, we suggest you make an image of your current operating system or, for the best results, do it on a clean install.