Tech-savvy users are often looking to create customized versions of their Windows setup files before installing them on their computers.
is one of the utilities that you can rely on to achieve this goal since it can help you personalize the setups of multiple versions of Windows.
It needs to be emphasized that the application was created mainly for experienced users, so novices are advised to ask for help before attempting to come up with their custom installer.
You need to start by browsing to the WIM image you want to use, no matter if it is a WIM, SWM or ESD file. Alternatively, you can right-click the ‘Search’ button to browse to and load an ISO file.
Once this step is completed, the application displays a list of the available Windows editions that are supported by the file.
WinNTSetup provides you with a hefty list of enhancements that you can apply to your newly-created Windows installer.
As such, you can disable Aero transparency, Windows 8 lock screen or the Windows 8 first logon animation. The operating system can also be set to boot directly to the desktop, thus bypassing the Start screen.
Additionally, you can remove the arrow from the shortcuts or get rid of the ‘Shortcut to’ string whenever a new shortcut is created.
If you are confident that you know what you are doing, you can take things one step further and disable system restore, hibernation, UAC or Windows Defender.
Another handy function of WinNTSetup is that you can use it create a partitioned Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) for installing the customized edition of Windows. You also get to attach an existing VHD to your PC or detach one you no longer need.
To sum it up, this utility can prove to be a genuine lifesaver for those looking to generate personalized versions of Windows setups. It could use with some documentation, yet it is assumed that those who use it already have advanced PC skills.