WinReducer8: Customize Your Windows 8 Installation

One key feature that separates Windows 8 from Windows 7 is speed. The new operating system takes less time to install programs and apps. Moreover, it consumes less disk space than Windows 7 operating system. Even the process of reinstalling and repairing Windows 8 has been made simple via introduction of Reset and Refresh PC features. That said, since the OS offers speed, customization options are cut short. Nevertheless, there are third-party tools always available to help you overcome most shortcomings. If you have been searching for software to have an unattended and customized Windows 8 installation by integrating drivers, removing Windows features and apps, WinReducer8 is just the freeware for you.

WinReducer8 is a freeware that lets it users customize Windows 8 setup from scratch via creating an ISO file from an existing installation disk or ISO. It has the ability to remove native Windows apps, fonts, services, languages, drivers and themes that you don’t want to install. What’s even more interesting? The application also lets you create an unattended Windows 8 installation ISO, so you do not have to sit and wait until the whole set up process is complete.

WinReducer8 for Windows

The program is currently in alpha and available as a portable application. All you have to do is extract the files and execute the appropriate version for your computer. It is available for both, 32-bit and 64-bit editions. The main interface of WinReducer8 displays 3 main tabs.

Components Reducer Tab

The tab allows you to select the components you want to install. Simply select any unwanted features that you do not want to include. Mark the unwanted components such as Accessories, Drivers, Fonts, etc.

The Customization tab

It helps you further optimize and tweak your Windows 8 OS.

Unattended tab

This tab is the main highlight of the program as it allows you to have the option for a complete unattended installation. Just enter your genuine Windows 8 license key and hit the ‘Apply’ button. In few minutes you are ready to have your unattended Windows 8 installation ISO file.

For downloading WinReducer8 program, visit the official website.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.