The easiest way to reduce the size of the image is to delete the paging file on the source computer, making it quicker to to copy the image:
1. Copy / Paste the following into Notepad.exe:
\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\]
3. Rename the PagingFilesZero.txt file to PagingFilesZero.reg.
4. Create the following Sysprep.cmd file on the floppy"
regedit /s A:\PagingFilesZero.reg
A:\sysprep -noreboot -pnp
5. Run the Sysprep.cmd file to set the page file to zero and start Sysprep.exe.
NOTE: The page file is deleted when the computer is shutdown.
NOTE: When the destination computer is restarted after deployment, the page file will be sized to the default based upon the destination computer memory.