We have taken a look at a couple of Windows pre-installation customization software in the past, but RT Windows Customizer offers something that we haven’t seen in any of the existing tools: support for the latest Windows operating system, Windows 8. Yes, finally, we have an application to tweak and customize Windows 8 installation setup.
RT Windows Customizer
RT Windows Customizer is a free tool to tweak Windows 7 and Windows 8 installation setup and then create a bootable ISO or bootable USB flash drive. The current version (Beta) of RT Windows Customizer looks pretty much like the popular RT Seven Lite. But unlike RT Seven Lite, RT Windows Customizer fully supports both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 8 operating system.
Those who have never used Windows pre-installation customization tools should check out our how-to create un-attended Windows 7 installation setup and slipstream SP1 into Windows 7 DVD or ISO guides before to better understand these tools.
RT Windows Customizer includes all features you will need to tweak and customize Windows 8 installation setup. It lets you integrate Windows updates, hardware drivers, third-party software, and language packs into the ISO file which helps you save your precious time post installation.
An option is also available to create unattended Windows installation. If you don’t know what it is, an automated installation or un-attended technology enables you to install Windows with minimal user intervention. That is, the un-attended setup will have all the information that you have to enter otherwise during the installation. A typical un-attended ISO will include language settings, user name, product key, keyboard layout settings, and other information.
RT Windows Customizer also allows you to add/remove Windows components and features. For example, you can easily remove Paint and Internet Explorer programs from the setup. You can also include your favorite third-party software in the setup.
Just like any other Windows setup customization tools, using this tool is fairly simple. You just need the installation files or ISO file to begin creating custom Windows ISOs.
RT Windows Customizer features
# Customize Windows 8 installation setup
# Integrate drivers, updates, hotfixes, and language packs
# Remove Windows features such as games and Windows Media Player from the setup
# Create un-attended Windows 8 installation setup
# Include new themes, screensavers, wallpapers, and gadgets in the setup
# Create a bootable ISO image file
# Create bootable USB flash drive to install Windows from USB
We tested it on Windows 7 x64 machine to tweak Windows 8 x64 setup and can confirm that it works without any issues. We recommend you run this program as an administrator to avoid errors. As RT Windows Customizer is in Beta stage, you might encounter bugs while using this tool.
You might also like to check out our list of 5 free tools to customize and tweak Windows 7 installation setup.
UPDATE: We have removed the link, as the program seems to contain modified resources taken from the popular RT Seven Lite software, without any permission. Thanks to our reader Mark for the update. We will update this thread once maker of RT Seven Lite releases RT 8 Customizer.