Windows7 SP1® Ultimate (x86/x64) Alchemist 2012 | 4.46 GB
This version is slightly improved over first 32-bit version. Now, there are less tweaks implemented which is more acceptable for wider range of users. Also there are only runtimes and necessary hotfixes and no Applications installed before first logon. Be aware that installation of Net Framework 4 is taking the largest part of the overall Setup time.
Fully updated Windows with integrated all post-SP1 hotfixes including December 2011 ones/ Not integrated: Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool and KB971033-update that detects exploits in the mechanism of activation.
ï¿½ Build upon the official Win7 64-bit EN 7601 U Service Pack 1 Refresh image.
ï¿½ Exclusive style, with 6 Themes added especialy for the Build.
***NOTE: Don't distribute Themes in original or modified form, allowed only for personal use!!***
ï¿½ Applied necessary tweaks. Disabled disk-timeout, standby, hibernation, UAC (User Account Control), remote registry, network. (System restore is not disabled, it is untouched)
ï¿½ Integrated Internet Explorer 9.04 x64
ï¿½ Integrated Net Framework 4.0 x86/x64 with updates
ï¿½ Added new default wallpapers with the removal of the originals. Added exclusive wallpapers "HQ", "Splash", "Art Photo" (in c://windows/web/wallpaper)
ï¿½ Tweaked logon screen (for the stability of the system not recommended to change)
ï¿½ Tweaked Media Player style
ï¿½ Changed default user pics
ï¿½ Replaced hundreds of system resources (dialogues, pictures, icons etc)
ï¿½ Drivers: not touched
ï¿½ Activation: not needed. Check in Contol Panel-System after installation.
Extra updates installed before first logon:
Necessary hotfixes & runtimes, that are automatically installed on "Updates and Activation Screen".INSTALLATION TAKES TIME ESPECIALLY WITH NET FRAMEWORK 4...ITS SETUP WILL LOOK LIKE FREEZED, BUT PLEASE BE PATIENT!
ï¿½ Net Framework 4 Full x86 x64 with updates
ï¿½ Flash Player x64
ï¿½ Java 7.0.2 x86 x64
ï¿½ K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 8.1.0
ï¿½ K-Lite Codec Pack 64-bit 5.6.0
ï¿½ Runtime Pack x86 x64 (Rare VB, OpenAl etc. runtimes)
ï¿½ Game Runtimes (XNA Framework, Games for Windows Marketplace)
ï¿½ RealPlayer alt.
ï¿½ Visual C++ 2005, 2008, 2010 wih updates
ï¿½ WinRAR Deluxe (extended with UHARC, HJSplit, CabPack, WinUHA)
After installation of Windows is finished, press on Start - Windows Upddate. Right click on KB971033 and press "hide". It will not be offered anymore (See pic below).
Optional note about Logon: When Windows 7 is installed it requires you to enter at least one name of a user who will access the computer. Once you create this name, the default "Administrator" account vanishes. Only the User neame appears on Logon screen with Admin credentials. If you want to see both Administrator and User name on logon screen do the following: In the Start Menu, select Run. On CMD dialogue type "Net user administrator /active:yes" (without quotes) press Enter and restart. The Log On screen with the available User and Administrator accounts in parallel will be displayed.
User has access to useful "Tools" from Start Menu, to further tweak speed, look, and other hidden elements. Main folder is in c://Program Files(x86)/Tools
Tools accessible from Start Menu:
ï¿½ A Bootable USB
ï¿½ CleanUp Prefetch and Temp
ï¿½ Defrag Boot
ï¿½ Delete Temp files
ï¿½ Keyboard Settings
ï¿½ Rebuild Icon Cache
ï¿½ Registry Defrag
ï¿½ Registry Backup
ï¿½ Smart Services (with presets: Default, BlackViper's, Tweaked)
ï¿½ Start Orb Changer (with a package of matching orbs. Don't recommend using it too much can mess system files or block start menu some times. In that case change orb again. Program and orbs are in C://Program Files(86)/Tools/Staart Orb Changer)
ï¿½ Tweak Prefetch (it will give you advice on tools-configuration menu-detect)
ï¿½ UnCleaner (clean temporary and prefetch files)
ï¿½ User Password change
ï¿½ Ultimate Windows Tweaker (be very careful if using it)
Few Installation Screens: