I have rebuild a config like in the subject from XPe to WES and I hoped to get it smaller than before (more than 100MB). For this, I started without network and built a hardware dependend config with ACPI and USB support and got about 60MB for a working image. Then I added core networking and the image started growing. I always got the error that the DHCP client was not getting an IP address and ipconfig reported 'the interface is unknown'. After searching a lot and adding a lot of unnecessary components I found the missing thing was the printer spooler. Why do I need a printer spooler for dhcp? How can I reduce the footprint for this image?