The number tools available to customize the Windows 7 setup have been tripled in just two months. About a week ago we reviewed Se7en Unattended tool to easily create your first unattended Windows 7 installation setup. This time around, we have a brand new software named Win Integrator to create customized Windows 7 installation ISO/DVD.
Those who ever used a Windows setup customization tool will find the interface easy-to-use and extremely simple, as the interface is more or less is similar to other tools. The Start tab lets you browse to ISO or Windows setup files, and other tabs lets you add drivers, updates, and finally create the ISO file.
One can add updates, drivers, and language packs just with a few clicks. As me mentioned before, it’s extremely easy-to-use. It allows you remove Windows programs and features such as Internet Explorer, Games, Snipping tool and more from the installation setup. Other than that, you can also turn Windows features on or off using this tool.
- Integrate Windows updates
- Integrate Service Packs
- Integrate device drivers
- Remove Windows features
For those who don’t know how to use this tool, it’s fairly simple. Run the tool and browse to the folder containing Windows 7 setup files. Once the folder is selected you will be given options to select your operating system that you want to configure using Win Integrator. And then, click Updates and Drivers tab to integrate updates and drivers by browsing to the update or driver setup file.
Switch to the Remove tab to remove one or more components from the ISO file to reduce the overall size required to install your Windows 7 OS. Finally, switch to the Apply tab to start the customization process, and then switch to the Create ISO tab to create bootable Windows 7 ISO file.
All in all, it’s a great tool to make a customized Windows 7 ISO setup in a few minutes. Note that you need to have installed Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows or Windows OEM Pre-installation Kit (OPK) for Windows 7 to use this tool.
And if you’re on Windows 8, we advise you use WinReducer 8, a free tool to customize the setup by adding drivers, favorite programs, new wallpapers, new themes, etc. It even lets you remove unwanted Windows 8 features and lets you tweak the interface by removing many Metro or Modern UI features introduced with Windows 8.