I did a search of the forums and found plenty of information on reducing the Windows runtime size by removing all the languages except for the English language, and I have done that, but are there any other files that I can take out? For example I experimented on a Win7 box and found that if I took out all of the Microsoft.* folders my runtime ran just fine. Does anyone know why they are included? How stupid have I been to remove them? (Not all that stupid because I haven't distributed the package yet...I'm at least show ing that much caution. ) Are there any other files that may safely be removed?
You see, we have a serious size restriction issue on the Windows side, so the more I can remove, the happier the project manager will be. But I very definitely know that if we send product out to our customers that does not work, that will very definitely NOT make her happy, and then my life will not be happy. So any wisdom that can be thrown my way will be definitely appreciated.
I found the biggest savings for runtime size in 11 and earlier was to remove all unwanted disctionaries. I would expect this to be safe in 12 as well.
Have not tested 12 Runtimes except with the pre-Release on Mac, just to see if the runtime ran as expected, and it did.