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:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 \[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\] "PagingFiles"=hex(7):43,00,3a,00,5c,00,70,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,66,00,69,00,6c, 00,65,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,20,00,30,00,20,00,30,00,00,00,00,002. Save the file as PagingFilesZero.txt to the floppy that contains Sysprep.exe.
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.