WinReducer gains Windows 8.1 support and fresh new look Written by Mark Wilson on December 05, 2013 - 01:32AM
Windows installation tweak tool WinReducer has been updated to version 8.1, not only adding support for Windows 8.1 but also bringing a new look to the application. This is an extremely handy tool that can be used to create custom installation ISO images for Windows 8.1 to help reduce the amount of time it takes to get the operating system up and running when the time comes to reinstall.
It was Windows 8that really brought the idea of using ISO images to install Windows to the masses. It was certainly not a new concept, but previously it had been the domain of the geeky. With Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 available via download, providing it in ISO format seemed like the natural choice.
If you're anything like me, the moment you finish install Windows you probably spend a good deal of time tweaking the operating system to your liking. You've probably got a few system settings that you always like to have in place and it may be the case that you don’t always install very component of Windows.
Using WinReducer it is possible to create an automated installation ISO that does all of the hard work for you. You will need to spend a little time specifying what settings you would like to have put in place -- but the point is that you will only have to do this one.
You can create your perfect, customized and tweak installation ISO that configures Windows precisely to your liking without the need for manual interaction with the installation process. Keep in mind that this latest version of the program is specifically designed for Windows 8.1 and there is a separate version available for Windows 8.
Before wiping your hard drive and making use of your newly created ISO image, it's a good idea to test it out in a virtual machine just to make sure everything is working as it should.