Let’s celebrate the Public release of Windows 10 21H1 with it’s inaugrual 19043.1021 public build, by giving TeamOS members an updated Compact & SuperLite version of it!
Spoiler: BUILD INFO
Windows 10 Pro 21H1 (Compact & SuperLite) 19043.1021
ISO Size: 1.29 GB
Supported Languages: English only during install, Additional Language Packs after
Architecture: 64 Bit
Editions: Pro Only (Multi Edition, Compact & SuperLite, and SuperLite)
From Original MS Windows Build: 19043.1021 (21H1)
.NET Framework 3.5: Pre-Installed
MS Store: Included
Network Adapter Drivers: Included
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Disk Space: 6 GB
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Create bootable USB with Rufus Tool, burn to DVD, or install in Virtual Machine
Activation: Not pre-activated, Activator included on Desktop if needed
I personally installed this build, and tested it without issue in Oracle VM, and on a laptop.
DirectX D3DX9, D3DX10, D3DX11, XAudio 2.7, XInput 1.3, XACT Runtimes (June 2010) Pre-Installed
Visual C++ 2005 – 2019 Runtimes (x86 and x64)
Everything Search Engine
FireWall Enable/Disable Shortcuts
Windows Update Service Enable/Disable Shortcuts
Reduced Desktop Icon spacing
Increased wallpaper quality
Transparent task bar
Link State power Management added to power options
Many Services and System tweaks made to boost performance and reduce resource needs.
ADDED RIGHT CLICK CONTEXT MENU FOR:
Send to desktop
Command Prompt as admin
Take Ownership of files and folders
Backup and Restore
Xbox Live Services
Additional Windows Features
PCI Express Link State Power Management
This build is meant to provide users with a similar look and feel to stock Windows, themes, sound, cursors, etc, are all stock, the icons are updated, but are the stock icons from the new upcoming Windows Insider builds.
If you notice a shortcut for start is back in the ‘tools’ folder in the start menu, but the app missing, it is because I wanted to include it, but the most current version available doesn’t support right click context menu on the taskbar shortcuts, so cripples functionality for the time being. You can install it if you choose, or wait till they release an updated version that works properly with this version of Windows.
This build cannot receive future OS Features and Updates, and is intended to be that way. Because of this, the OS will remain stable, and the size of it will not grow exponentially like full Windows installs tend to, but remain the same.
To all interested members, thank you for your support, but please be aware that this is a light version of Windows. It does not have every feature in it, many things have been removed to allow it to function with greater performance and less system requirements than Full Windows can offer. If it is missing a feature, or service that you think you need, chances are it was removed intentionally, and can’t be brought back. This Windows was designed with most users in mind, which is why it has most essential features and services included. I am trying to make a build that is highly functional, yet still very light as far as resources and HDD space requirements are concerned. You have been warned. Please stop asking for me to add things, fix things, how to change things, or enable things. I’m not going to respond, or start giving tutorials, use Google. I sincerely hope you enjoy these builds, I am very passionate about light Windows, and hope to share a good experience for you. If not, maybe another light version will better suit your needs, or perhaps full Windows is what you require.
**SPECIAL NOTES** (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
You will need to ENABLE the Windows Update Service if you want to install additional language packs, install apps from the MS Store, or to let Windows automatically download and install drivers. It is disabled by default, but there is a shortcut to enable it on the desktop.
The ‘Sign In Options’ in account settings works, but takes a while to load the screen, you’ll have to be patient if you want to use it.
Most Network Adapter drivers ARE included in this build.
**When adding language packs, make sure Windows update service is enabled, then turn on metered connection first, that way it will only let you download the pack, and not additional features that may not be supported by this OS, such as speech, and won’t cause a 3 cycle boot loop when restarting your PC, and not applying the language pack properly. Tested and confirmed working. If you do get an error, try again. Chances are you will get it working. I’ve had up to 6 packs installed, and switched between them as system language with reboots functional and everything working fine, though initially having some issues, persistence overcame them, and it worked fine after re trying.
Spoiler: SCREEN SHOTS
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