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Sysprep Windows 7 on bare metal and Hyper-V

Q: Sysprep Windows 7 on bare metal and Hyper-V

I am running Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Enterprise. I migrated my laptop's Windows 7 OS to VM and was able to boot to it in Hyper-V. I cloned my laptop first then sysprepped it with an unattend script and a batch file. The unattend install works
and the batch file runs during Windows setup on my bare metal laptop. When I do the same in Hyper-V, the batch file never runs.


Here's the process I took to migrate my laptop to VM and what I did to get it to run in Hyper-V to see if something along the way I messed something up:
-Used dism to capture the image.
-Applied the image to a vhdx.
-Attach the vhdx in Disk Management.
-Copied my unattend.bat, unattend.xml, and setup.bat scripts to the C: drive of the vhdx.
-Loaded the SYSTEM HIVE from the vhdx in Regedit.
-Changed the "Start" DWORD from 3 to 0 in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/atapi", "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/intelide", and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/test/ControlSet001/services/msahci"
-Unloaded the SYSTEM HIVE and detached the vhdx.
-Used Hyper-V to create a Generation 1 VM. Used the vhdx as the disk.
-Booted the machine up with error, but got rid of it by running a repair on Windows.

Here are the scripts that I am running during sysprep:
setup.bat:
echo. >> "C:\Windows\Setup\scripts\SetupComplete.cmd"
echo. >> "C:\Windows\Setup\scripts\SetupComplete.cmd"
echo wmic useraccount where name='Administrator' rename 'admin' >> "C:\Windows\Setup\scripts\SetupComplete.cmd"
msdtc -uninstall
msdtc -install
net start msdtc
c:\windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep /oobe /generalize /reboot /unattend:c:\unattend.xml
reg add HKLM\System\Setup /v CmdLine /t REG_SZ /d "C:\unattend.bat" /f
shutdown /f /r /t 0
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The unattend.bat just names the machine:
@echo off
setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
cd windows\panther
set /p Variable=Enter The Computer Name:
(for /F "delims=" %%a in (unattend.xml) do (
set "line=%%a"
set "newLine=!line:ComputerName>=!"
if "!newLine!" neq "!line!" (
set "newLine=<ComputerName>%Variable%</ComputerName>"
)
echo !newLine!
)) > newunattend.xml
copy /y newunattend.xml unattend.xml && del newunattend.xml
"%WINDIR%\System32\oobe\windeploy.exe", 0, True
cd\
del unattend.bat
del "windows\panther\unattend.xml"
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The unattend.bat never runs in the VM, but does run on the bare metal laptop. Can anyone figure out why my script won't run? I have also did a clean install in Hyper-V then sysprepped it, but the script never runs either. Thanks.
Note: .bat files don't run, but .vbs do run, but does rename the machine in VM.

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Preferred Solution: Sysprep Windows 7 on bare metal and Hyper-V

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hey community. I was hoping for some clarification. I am use to working with VMWare ESXi VSphere for hypervisors. So I have been labbing for my MCSA and I notice alot of the context of MCSA material describes installing an instance of Windows Server 2016,
and then turning that into a Hyper-V Server. What I did was I installed Hyper-V Server 2016 on my ProLiant. Is there any reason why I would not want to do this ? I had to reference alot of white papers, manuals, eventually blogs, and I think a youtube video
or two before I could manage it from my remote PC. It involved adding the target computer via power shell, customizing the hosts file, adding the server within the PC's computer configuration I forget what exactly. I also had to disable the firewall on the
Hyper-V Server 2016 before the Hyper-V Server 2016 hosted on the ProLiant started appearing in my Hyper-V Manager from my Windows 10 Pro machine.

However I was listening to this gentleman's youtube video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdJJ4jiYx0Q
and he explains that Hyper-V Server is meant to be installed as a bare metal Hypervisor which is what I did do but because i was accustomed to working with VMWare SAN's that are the same way where you install the Hypervisor on the host machine and start
spinning up virtual machines. However I noticed i got some updates on the Hyper-V-Server 2016 the other day and not all of them wanted to install ... I believe some of the updates were for Windows so it went int... Read more

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I'm having problem with My Hp-15, system disabled 70766952m please Help!

A:Re: windows 10 bare metal install

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In another thread about why Windows 10 is free, I started journalling my installation, largely to answer Drew's claim that Win10 installation was easy.  It is not, and it is not even done yet.  But to say more than I did there, would hijack that thread's theme, so am starting a new one here, where other installation horror reports are located.  In this case, the problem is different from the others, so if I interpret the rules rightly, I should start a new thread, not post to a dissimilar one.
 
Problem:  Windows keeps reinstalling itself over and over.  Each time more files were copied, so it wasn't actually doing the same install over and over, but might have been interactive, reboot, interactive again.  But there is NOTHING in the screens you see, to let you know this.  They all read the same, they all begin with 'Install Windows 10', each time you must select the language then agree to the EULA, and everything afterwards is exactly the same in the progress screen, and when it finishes, it says it has to reboot 'to continue'.  Continue what?  Well, the first seven times I left the installer stick in, and at the 8th time I decided to take it out at the next 'Install Windows' purple screen (after reboot).  And, I hit the Red X to close the installation.
 
Next I booted it without the stick, and all went as recorded in that top link of this post.  Since it wouldn't allow me to input my name and the other data, I... Read more

A:Loopy Windows 10 Preview installation (bare metal)

Post-reset, it goes into a loop again for me to either Install or repair windows, just like the other 8 time.  So this time I went to advanced options, and selected the one which repairs why Windows won't boot.  For I never actually got into Windows, it wouldn't let me create the first user account (wouldn't let me type in the data).  I suspect this is because I turned off all the data-sharing options listed in the 1st post's top link.  But of course, nothing in the prompts or 'reactions' say that's why.
 
Aha, now it says 'Startup Repair couldn't repair' the PC.  Going down the rabbit hole again...

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I have been using WHS for the past week or so, and I really love its potential. The problem I'm having with it at the moment is that certain computers' backups seem to fail inexplicably, and so far I haven't been able to figure out why. If I can, I'd love to stay with WHS.

If I can't get WHS to work reliably, then I'm looking for a good alternative backup solution for my ~10 Windows computers. Here's what I would like:

* Management from one central location. I love how I can install the Windows Home Server Console on each client computer, and then I can manage all of the backups from one place. It's much easier than running around to each computer to configure the backups.

* Single-instance storage or deduplication. A huge potential HDD space saver, when you have a lot of wasted space with two computers backing up the exact same file.

* Bare-metal restore. Again, I love how WHS makes it easy to restore using a boot CD and a network connection. That way, in the event of a client hard drive dying, I just pop a new drive into the computer, reload the image, and we're back to normal without having to worry about reinstalling Windows, software, drivers, et cetera.

* Price! WHS is a steal at roughly $100 with support for up to 10 computers. Seems many client-server backup programs can easily cost $400 or $500, and that's a little steep for me at the moment.

I would prefer to run Windows on the server, but if the best solution ... Read more

A:Looking for Windows Home Server-like network backup solution with bare-metal restore.

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Push-Button Reset Overview

This article talks about Refresh, Reset, and Bare-metal recovery... What exactly is this bare-metal recovery? How do I access it?

A:What is bare-metal recovery

Bare Metal means a clean hard drive, like it comes out of the box. The entire installation is redone, just as it is if you recover a System Image Backup.

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Im looking for some advise. I work for a small company that runs SBS2008 as a server for user authentication and file shares and that is it.

I preformed a backup of the entire system to allow for a bare metal recovery in the case the server crash and burned. I was trying to test the recovery by restoring to a VirtualBox VM. Obviously the hardware is different, and after the restore, the VM continued to Blue Screen and reboot. So Im asking for advice on how I can test the backup, or ways to test recovery so I know if our server does die I can be back up in a short about of time.

Purchasing third party software is out of the question here. I know all about explaining to the powers that be, that the cost of being down for a length of time is far greater than the cost of a third party software to allow backup and recovery to different hardware. Still being approved to purchase software is denied.

So I am left with the tools at hand, The SBS2008 Disk, The Backup Made from inside SBS2008, and any free tools on the net. Can someone help me work through this so I can be sure I can recover my data? Putting files back where they were is easy enough for me, but Im talking about restoring all the users profiles, Active Directory, Group Policy, etc. If I cannot restore this to different hardware ( and this might be the case if the server hardware dies and wee need a new server) than I need to be able to reload all our settings. Help with this would be greatly appreciated. Th... Read more

A:SBS2008 Bare Metal Recovery

Hi,

I would suggest have a spare set of identical replacement hard disk/ disks to hand & try the recovery to them.

That will at least prove the recovery system you have will work when needed. That is provided the recovery/ backup does not die with the system disk &/ or partition you are saving to! OK?

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I have been trying for a few days to get this up and running but I keep running into problems where it says the system drive cant be found. I am following the instructions listed here and still get errors. I have noticed that over the years Microsoft's documentation sometimes leaves out key details that I need to know that do not get listed. I am primarily wanting to use this approach for when I do my quarterly formats of my PCs in the house with a highly customized image.

A:Has anyone created media for bare metal reset?

Nevermind I figured this out, script only works on drives that are already convert to gpt or mbr and the size needs to be set to the correct minimum.

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Acronis have just released add-on for Home True Image named Plus Pack which includes enterprise features - well, yes, it costs money, but as for me - the universal restore worth it! What is in Plus Pack:

-Restore to Dissimilar Hardware - allows to restore your data regardless of hardware
-Dynamic Disk Support - backup ad restore dynamic volumes
-WinPE Support - integrates latest MS drivers, apps & plugins on your bootable media

Here is the link to the addon - Plus Pack
And its data sheet

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For a little while now, I have been working on scripting programs. I joined this forum with a question about a partition program I was working on. Then I added windows setup, added WIM Boot, and added windows features to it, all while using WinPE..

Then I started using WinRE instead of WinPE.. What I have figured out is that I can use WinRE to partition my hard drive,
install a clean version of windows, install system drivers and write a recovery image partition.. Within a short period of time..

I would like to share my project with all of you.. It works very much in line with Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media.. I just scripted a few programs to help create that media, with a little help from Microsoft TechNet and this forum..

Your Questions, Comments or Suggestions are Welcome..

Enjoy!!
KYHI

A:Create Your Own Bare Metal Reset Recovery Media

Thanks for sharing. It may be a while before I look at it or do anything with it. I'll down load the files now though, before this thread disappears off of the page out of site.
I'm not an IT guy so it will be something to play around with in my spare time.

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Acronis have just released add-on for Home True Image named Plus Pack which includes enterprise features - well, yes, it costs money, but as for me - the universal restore worth it! What is in Plus Pack:-Restore to Dissimilar Hardware - allows to restore your data regardless of hardware-Dynamic Disk Support - backup ad restore dynamic volumes-WinPE Support - integrates latest MS drivers, apps & plugins on your bootable mediaHere is the link to the addon - Plus PackAnd its data sheet

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just ran a Veeam bare metal retstore to a new hard drive.   realtek wifi adapter shows properly installed, but no connections are available.  network trouble shooter says wifi adapter failed. replacing orignal drive results in a perfectly working wifi connection.Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC    2023.30.301.2016  toshiba satelite

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A:100TB Servers | Dedicated Bare Metal Server Hosting

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Hi, I built a new PC running 8.1, GPT, UEFI secure boot mode, everything. I'm now at the point where I'm ready to start migrating my data to it, but before I do that, I need to get some backup software that offers me the option to boot from a recovery CD and restore from an image file backup stored elsewhere. Until I've wiped this install & restored successfully, I don't consider it a usable machine. I already have this setup working on my Win7, but for some reason that software is not working with 8.1.

So I'm looking around for something new, and I'm on a trial of Paragon Backup and Recovery Home 12. It says I can create a WinPE disk (and I must use this, since I'm using Intel firmware-based RAID) that will allow me to do a bare-metal restore. The help takes me to a link on their website for something called the "Paragon Boot Media Builder." And there's documentation on it, but I can't find out how to download it. If I Google downloading that, a bunch of pirate websites show up & not much else.

Is their help & website outdated, is there another of their products that I must buy to get this?? Very unclear.

Or does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm not really not interested in purchasing anything until I've verified it is solid & will work in the manner I described above. I don't trust untested backups.

A:bare-metal restore of 8.1 in UEFI secure boot mode

Paragon 12 has no support for Windows 8.1.
Paragon update to 14
Paragon 14, Out November 2013.
Hard Disk Manager Suite ? complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition
Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional - Overview

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I am looking for a Win 7 backup and restore program that can do the ff.

1. Do an image backup which can be used for a recovery (in case the system won't load or some program won't run) or a bare-metal install (if the HD has to be replaced or reformatted);

2. Do a scheduled incremental file backup based on what was added or changed since the image backup or the previous incremental backup; in addition to the bare-metal install from the image backup, all incremental file backups can be restored, bringing the system back to the state from the last incremental backup;

3. If the backup disk is filled to a certain percentage (say, 80 pct), then the image backup is deleted and a new one is made. If the new image backup is successful, then all incremental backups are deleted. New incremental backups will be based on the new image backup.

4. One also has the option to schedule both the image backup (e.g., every month, every six months, every year, etc.) and the incremental backups (e.g., daily, weekly, etc.).

A free program that can use a network drive as a backup is preferable.

A:Backup Program with Bare-Metal Install and Incremental Features

Windows 7 Backup and Restore.

We have tutorials on its use.

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Hi All,

The story so far:
2008 server was hit by rootkit virus. Machine was taken to doctor for data recovery. (Raid 5 data set, we had low % hope of recovery) New hardware and Server 2012 replaced old server.

So far, so good.

Now we want to use the old machine as a workstation.
Raid 5 was reformatted as Raid 0. Two volumes on 4 disks.
When we go to boot from a Win 7 Ultimate x64 DVD, we get the "reboot and select proper etc.."

I seems that the IDE DVD drive is not being identified at boot. I have tried the predictable changes to boot order, but have not disconnected anything. We did try attaching a SATA DVD drive, but that was also not identified during the boot sequence.

I don't know that the Rootkit didn't affect the bios...not educated enough to know if that is possible.
At this point this has become a 'hobby level' problem, but I still want to find resolution.

Asus P5Q Turbo, 4 Seagate drives on Raid 0, IDE dvd drive, 3" IDE floppy (unplugged, either/or with DVD drive)

And there I am....

A:Bare metal install 'reboot and select proper boot device...'

Why are you using dated RAID technology, which Win7 doesn't like and we see nothing be problems with? It confers no performance advantage and if you lose one drive you almost always lose all the data. So the only time it makes any sense is if working with huge files like full length movie editing and there are now drives big enough to handle those too.

Pick your fastest drive and follow the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello, i had bought the XPS 15 laptop approximately 5 months ago from philippines and right now i am in india. When i am charging the laptop i get electic shock when i touch the metal parts of the laptop.
But recently i discovered when the laptop is charging i get current from other parts of the house as well such as metallic bathroom taps and metal grill of my house.
I tested it using tester so its not some assumption but real current.
So please provide some guidance on why is this happening and why is the current flowing in different parts of my house when laptop is charging.

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Hello, I have installed hyper-v on a lenovo thinkpad t470 (and tested this problem on 3 other t470 thinkpads). The thinkpad has: a) an Intel RJ45 adapter b) a Sierra wireless adapter EM7455 c) an Intel wireless 8265 adapter Hyper-v does work correctly as long as there is an RJ45 Ethernet cable connection plugged in (and connectivity). When you remove the RJ45 connectivity it instantly disables the wireless adapter (intel 8265), whatever you try the wireless adapter remains unusable. As a test, I also upgraded the intel 8265 adapter to an intel 9260 adapter ... but the problem remains. I have to say that they both use the same intel driver. If you try to enable the device in the computer management console, it is instantly disables it again after a few seconds. This seems to be specifically related to the lenovo t470 laptop as we don't have that kind of problems on other laptops. I also tried to enable/disable some BIOS options etc ... Has anyone experienced similar issues or has any ideas how to solve the problem? I would really appreciate some help as I have absolutely no ideas ... what else to try. Here was my original post in the Microsoft forums ... but that didn't help either: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/939f4a3b-9d3e-4f10-8384-189d952a4b5e/hyperv-... Thank you very much! Kind regards, Didier

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Hi,
Is it possible to install Windows server 2012 Hyper-v on windows 8 Hyper-v? or should I use Wmware Workstation.

Thanks

A:Virtualize for test Win2012 Hyper-v server on Windows 8 Hyper-v?

You can't run hyper-v (any version) inside a VM so neither would work,
and even if you could it would be so painfully slow as to be unusable.
 
 
Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine

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I am having problems with the new windows 7 sysprep tool.  I have installed windows 7 and immediately entered audit mode.  After entering audit mode I install all of the divers and software for the deployment.
I have made an answer file using the WAIK, put the answer file in the system32/sysprep folder as unattend.xml and run the command:
sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:unattend.xml (the command is ran from the sysprep folder)
after the system comes back up, the sysprep tool continues to pop up, as if it is still in audit mode.  I have tried re-running sysprep with the generalize opotion and it still persists.  I have tried just about every option sysprep has, and cant
figure out why this is so difficult.

A:Windows 7 sysprep keeps popping up after sysprep

Hi,
Please refer to
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/deploying-vista-part5.html for detailed steps.
Regards,Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I've got a really strange problem.. My computer will randomly shut off or not turn on sometimes. Once it "short circuits" it won't turn on again for a while - sometimes an hour, sometimes all day. At first I thought it was overheating, but when I was messing around with it, I found that if I unplug the HDMI cable after it shuts off, and sometimes just touch the metal of the HDMI cable to the metal mount (not the actual port) of the HDMI port it will turn back on, but not all the way. The fans will start going, but if I then plug the HDMI cable back in, it doesn't show anything on my monitor.

Can anyone explain this strange behavior?
 

A:Metal on Metal Short Circuits?

Firstly did you bench test everything before installing into the case?

Are the standoffs in the correct place on the case and are you sure that no extra standoffs are under the motherboard causing it to short to the case?

Something is obviously shorting I would disassemble the machine and reassemble it paying attention to where you install the standoffs and for foreign objects that may have fallen behind the mobo. might be worth bench testing it first to figure out if anything in particular is causing the problem.

Your psu should grounds the case and motherboard so you want to ensure that your wall socket isn't damaged and has a working ground.
 

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 please any one help me i am struggling last 3 day  with sysprep command, I want to sysprep the windows7 system which is genuine professional version and updated with Microsoft patches, i installed all applications and drivers to that system, When i doudle click sysprep icon selected oobe /generalize/reboot Then it give error  a fatal error occured while trying to sysprep the machine  then i checked log file in prefeth folder 2009-11-24 16:17:22, Error      [0x0f0073] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:Not running DLLs; either the machine is in an invalid state or we couldn't update the recorded state, dwRet = 31 2009-11-24 16:17:22, Error      [0x0f00ae] SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while processing sysprep cleanup external providers; hr = 0x8007001f please help me........

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Our organization has recently received a number of Tablet devices (over 100) which we require a standardized image to be deployed to them all, the obvious thing to this was to create a standard image using sysprep however when i run sysprep I get the message
'Sysprep was not able to validate your windows installation' and to check the logs when i check the logs i find a message saying 'sysprep will not run on an upgrade OS' I have recently updated to windows 8.1.
I have found an article relating to windows 7 which suggested deleting the 'upgrade' key from the registry however this solution has not worked for windows 8.1
Can someone help? I do not have the time nor patience to have to start the image from scratch.
Thanks
Kev.

A:Sysprep message "Sysprep was not able to validate your windows installation"

Hi,
Sysprep must not be used on upgrade installation types. Run Sysprep only on clean installations.
For more information, please refer to this article:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721940(v=ws.10).aspx
Best regards,
Karen Hu
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Hey everyone, I hope you're doing fine.
Well, I'll keep this short and to the point.
I want to run sysprep on my Windows 10 Pro (x64) PC and I've faced many errors till now which I somehow managed to dodge , Now I've come across another problem. i have no clue about this so please help me

Setupact.log :-

Pastebin- http://pastebin.com/ri2cc4Li

Code tags:

Code:
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info SYSPRP ========================================================2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info SYSPRP === Beginning of a new sysprep run ===
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info SYSPRP ========================================================
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f004d] SYSPRP The time is now 2016-03-01 12:17:21
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f004e] SYSPRP Initialized SysPrep log at C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f0054] SYSPRP ValidateUser:User has required privileges to sysprep machine
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f007e] SYSPRP FCreateTagFile:Tag file C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep_succeeded.tag does not already exist, no need to delete anything
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Warning SYSPRP WinMain: File operations pending
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'OOBE'
2016-03-01 12:17:21, Info [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'GENERALIZE'
2016-03-01 12:17:21... Read more

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On the 4th attempt to sysprep a Windows 7 Enterprise system, I get the dreaded, 'A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine.' 
The setuperr.log shows:
2010-08-04 13:57:58, Error      [0x0f0073] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:Not running DLLs; either the machine is in an invalid state or we couldn't update the recorded state, dwRet = 31
2010-08-04 13:57:58, Error      [0x0f00ae] SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while processing sysprep cleanup external providers; hr = 0x8007001f

I've seen articles referring to the Windows Software Licensing Rearm program may have issues running more than three times in a single Windows image and to add <SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm> in the /unattend file...  but this did not help. 
The Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service has also been disabled which is often referred to in other posts.
The KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947212/en-us indicated that the resolution is to re-create the image for the machine... This is very frustrating. I'm hoping that there is
a better resolution???
How do you sysprep a machine more than three times to avoid this error?
Thanks!! 
930193

A:Sysprep - Fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine

Hi,
 
Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.
 
This error shows that sysprep was run multiple times on the machine, please open a command prompt, type:
slmgr /dlv to view how many times of remaining Windows Activation count. Generally speaking, to sysprep the image on a single computer for multiple times, you need to configure the
Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP |
SkipRearm to 1 in the unattend.xml file. I am assuming whether you configure the
Microsoft-Windows-Security-Licensing-SLC |
SkipRearm to 1 instead of SPP, the SLC setting is deprecated and should not be used.  
As a work around of this problem, please type: regedit in the Start Search box to open Registry Editor, set the value of
GeneralizationState under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus to
7, then run sysprep again.
If the same issue still persists, please unistall the MSDTC and Reinstall it, then try the sysprep.
To uninstall MSDTC :- msdtc -uninstall
To reinstall 
MSDTC :- msdtc –install
Best Regards
Dale Qiao
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I have windows 7 pro 64 and i want to transfer my disk to a new computer. I tried to use the Sysprep but after a bit it say a fatal error occured and it stop. No other informations. I would like some help please.

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What I have is a 160 GB hard drive using Vista that will not start. (I received the message that the resistry is corrupt.)

What I want is to put in a new 1 TB hard drive as the master, purchase Windows 8 and load it on the new HD.

I read "Clean Install - Windows 8". Several question have come to mind.

1.
-----------NEEDED ----------------------------------------------I HAVE--------------------
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster -----------------------Celeron D 360 - Up to 3.46 GHz
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) ---------------2 GB
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) ------------1 TB
Graphics card: MicrosoftDirectX 9 graphics device or higher----Integrated graphics using Intel GMA 950

Will my present graphics card be good enough for "8"?

2. If this works, will I be able to hook up the old HD as the slave and then retrieve my old files to be saved on the new HD?

3. Since I want my own copy of "8", (retail) where can I buy one and how much? All I've seen are upgrades.

4. Sometime in the near future, I'd like to get a bigger, better, badder motherboard, graphics card & processor, will I still be able to use this copy of Windows 8? (want to do some video editing)

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A:Windows on a bare Hard Drive

Hello Jimmie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

According to the specs of your Intel GMA 950 below, it does barely meet the minimum requirements. I don't see a Windows 8 driver available for it, but maybe Windows 8 will install a generic driver for it if all else fails.

Intel? Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Overview

Since you own Vista and will be retiring it, you do qualify for an upgrade copy of Windows 8. You could use the tutorial below for how to do a clean install with an upgrade copy of Window 8. You can purchase a retail (upgrade) Windows 8 at any retail store or online. You do not need to buy a "System Builder" copy.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

Yes, if you like, you could connect your old 160 GB HDD afterwards, copy back what you want, format it, and use it how you like.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello!

Is it possible to strip windows 8 down to pretty much just command line / bare minimum.

I want to buy a machine to use for rendering with 3ds max however windows is bloated compared to something like ubuntu (I would use ubuntu but max is not supported) . How can i do this?

Thanks in Advance.

A:Strip windows 8 bare like ubuntu

You can uninstall modern apps & things in programs and features, also some of windows feature too. Also services you won't need you can turn off(but better and recommended is set to manual). If you mean ripping them out, the answer is no, because EVERYTING is interwoven in Windows and not compartmentalized like Linux.

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Article here with links.

-- Tom
 

A:Software Tool Strips Windows Vista To Bare Bones

Would be nice if you could use it after the installation. Certainly don't want to have to reinstall everything from scratch to save disk space. But at least it is something.
 

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Recently I dropped my Acer Aspire 1420-2039 notebook damaging the hard drive.

I ordered a new WD Blue WD2500BEVT.

Unfortunately the week before I dropped my computer, I installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

So I downloaded an .iso file of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, (What was originally installed on the computer when purchased) and downloaded the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool to re-install the OS using a USB Flash Drive since my computer does not have an optical disk.

When I get to the install screen, Windows will not let me select the hard drive with error 0x80300001 "Windows is unable to install to the selected location."

Usually other forums suggest selecting the proper drivers for the drive, however WD does not have drivers available for download saying it uses windows' default drivers.

If I create a new partition, say 20gb's, and then format it and attempt to install on it, I get an error saying "Setup was unable to create a system partition" and thus unable to advance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:Installing Windows on Bare Hard Drive error 0x80300001

Assuming this is a standard sata HDD-
If you don't want the system reserved partition then you could try formatting the drive with one full partition. If you delete the partition causing the drive partition to be unallocated Windows should create the default 100MB system reserved partition.

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Hello Everyone,
Thank you for checking the query, this is with regards to a setup for ATA 1.8, where most of the DCs are Virtual and around 20 Hyper-V hosts each having 1-2 DCs and other VMs for other functions, under normal conditions either you could go with approach
1 or 2 as below
1. Install  ATA lightweight Gateway on each DC - No approved.
2. Install ATA Gateway on Each Hyper-V host to receive Mirrored traffic from DCs on that Hyper-V host -
No feasible
But we need to check the possibility of approach 3, based on the article below

3. DCs on Different Hyper-V hosts to mirror traffic to ATA Gateway(s) on Different Hyper-v Host(s)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/advanced-threat-analytics/configure-port-mirroring#supported-port-mirroring-options



ATA Gateway
Domain Controller
                           Considerations






Virtual
               Virtual on different hosts


Make sure your virtual switch supports this scenario.




So the bottom line is Does Hyper-V allow or can it be configure to sent the Mirrored Traffic from a VM to a VM on another Host, the configuration could involve power shell.
As per the below article it can capture traffic from Physical machine if port mirroring is configured to the Hyper-V host.
https://blog... Read more

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I am using Windows 10 Insider Preview 11082 (upgraded from Windows 1151 fully updated.

I had installed the Hyper-V feature in the latest Windows 1151 but had not used it before I received and installer the Insider Preview edition.

The Hyper-V Manager was configured OK but when I tried to start a VM I created (in this case Windows Server 2016 TP4 since I want to explore the new nested Hyper-V feature) I got the message that the Hyperrvisor was not running. Indeed when I created the services admin tool the HV was not running although it was set to staRt automatic. I could not start it - failed immediately. Most annoying I could not remove the Hyper-V feature. Windows started the removal process after rebooting but then rolled the changes back because it could not apply them. I restored Windows 10 from a recent image I created using AOEMI Backupper. The restore worked flawlessly and instead of trying to remove Hyper-V I've disabled all its processes. Now I can install VMware Workstation and Virtualbox but I really wanted to try Hyper-V

Has anybody got Hyper-V working on Windows 10?- what version if so. Is there a workaround for the Insider Preview or if not how I can I file a bug?

TIA
V

A:Hyper-V Hypervisor not running - can't remove Hyper-V feature

Yes, quite a few have se it up and used it without issue. have you read the tutorial?

Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I am using Windows 10 Insider Preview 11082 (upgraded from Windows 1151 fully updated.

I had installed the Hyper-V feature in the latest Windows 1151 but had not used it before I received and installer the Insider Preview edition.

The Hyper-V Manager was configured OK but when I tried to start a VM I created (in this case Windows Server 2016 TP4 since I want to explore the new nested Hyper-V feature) I got the message that the Hyperrvisor was not running. Indeed when I created the services admin tool the HV was not running although it was set to staRt automatic. I could not start it - failed immediately. Most annoying I could not remove the Hyper-V feature. Windows started the removal process after rebooting but then rolled the changes back because it could not apply them. I restored Windows 10 from a recent image I created using AOEMI Backupper. The restore worked flawlessly and instead of trying to remove Hyper-V I've disabled all its processes. Now I can install VMware Workstation and Virtualbox but I really wanted to try Hyper-V

Has anybody got Hyper-V working on Windows 10?- what version if so. Is there a workaround for the Insider Preview or if not how I can I file a bug?

TIA
V

A:Hyper-V Hypervisor not running - can't remove Hyper-V feature

Yes, quite a few have se it up and used it without issue. have you read the tutorial?

Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello, i am having trouble installing the Windows 10 mobile emulator for Visual Studio 2015
First I got this message when I attemped to install the first time
(see screenshot 1)
Dropbox - install microsoft emulator 1st try.PNG
So I went to the bios menu and seen Hardware Virtulization was disabled (See Screenshot 2)
Dropbox - CAM00383.jpg
I then enabled Hardware virtualization (See Screenshot 3)
Dropbox - CAM00382.jpg
I then went back to install the Emulator again and then I got this message
(See Screenshot 4)
Dropbox - install microsoft emulator 2nd try.PNG
So I then went to the website suggested on the first error message
How to enable Hyper-V for the emulator for Windows Phone 8
to find out what went wrong and it said to a SLAT Check. I download the software and I performed the check and the results were good.
(See Screenshot 5)
Dropbox - install microsoft emulator screen 3.PNG
It then said to perform the "Checking BIOS settings required by Hyper-V for Data Execution Prevention"
Went to the performance option and the message said my computer supports hardware based DEP. So I should be able to use Hyper V
(See Screenshot 6)
Dropbox - DEP screenshot 4.PNG
Next it said to perform "Enabling Hyper-V in Windows" and THIS IS WHERE THE PROBLEM IS.
Hyper V is not showing up in features
(See Screenshot 7)
Dropbox - no Hyper V screeshot 5.PNG


So I searched on google to find solutions and came across a few websites to check more enabli... Read more

A:How To Install Emulator And Hyper V - Hyper V Won't Install Windows 10

Simple: you have Windows 10 Home edition, it has no Hyper-V. Hyper-V is only available in Pro, Education and Enterprise editions. There's no way you can run Windows Phone emulators because the only way to run them is Hyper-V, which you don't have because of your chosen edition.

You can use Windows 10 Home edition to connect to Hyper-V virtual machines on Pro, Education and Enterprise editions, therefore even the Home edition has parts of Hyper-V to offer this so called Virtual Machine Connection to another Hyper-V server.

In screenshot, green highlight shows the parts of Hyper-V you have in Home edition. They allow you to to connect to so called Hyper-V servers (Windows 10 Pro, Education, Enterprise) and use virtual machines like for instance Windows Phone emulators installed on them over the network.

The parts required for a computer to act as Hyper-V server for virtual machines is highlighted red. That's the parts your Home edition is missing.

Kari

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hello,

1st sorry for my english (i'm french guy).

I made a sysprep and all parameters are corrects.
but after the reboot I have always the sysprep preparation tools box.
for me the sysprep is correct but I don't know what's happended.


in attachment my unattend.xml

regards,
and thanks by advance.
didier

A:win7 after sysprep reboot always with sysprep box

Hi Didier, welcome to the Seven Forums.

It looks you have sysprepped your PC in Audit Mode. When Audit Mode starts the sysprep window is always shown. Also, if you have not chosen to exit Audit Mode, PC will after reboot be back in Audit Mode and the sysprep window shown.

To exit Audit Mode and enter the normal setupmode (OOBE or Welcome mode), you need to select System Cleanup Action: Enter System Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) and Shutdown Options: Shutdown (or reboot) and click OK:

Kari

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Win 8.1
The symptom is 2 adapters in Device Manager that I can't remove:

From time to time, this problem interferes with the Ethernet card on the PC, and I lose all connectivity for the host OS.  So I really need to fix this.  I've currently recovered connectivity by deleting my VM and the virtual switch in Hyper-V
manager, but I'd like to resolve this problem properly by eliminating these 'unattached' adapters.
I've read many posts and still am not convinced I know which steps to take.  Many of the posts seem a little dated, so I'm concerned I'll create additional problems if I follow old stuff.  Here are a few of the solutions I've seen on the boards:
1) edit the registry, up to 50 times.  This doesn't sound like a great idea but if that's what it takes...

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/windowsserver/en-US/20e826af-b484-48d8-ac24-c3e7c4cc30fd/cannot-remove-ms-virtual-network-switch-adapter-leftover-of-hyperv  and 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/f6673b1e-f8dc-47c9-80ff-178db17b2962/hyperv-networking-woes?forum=winserverhyperv
2) remove the adapter in something called the Administrative Website.  I don't really know what that is.  Is that a current piece of software for use with Hyper-V on Win 8+?  I have been using the Hyper-V manager.  Is that not good
enough?  If Administrative Website is relevant, where do I find a copy for Win 8.1?

https://tec... Read more

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yea i just got this computer a few days ago and i bought metal of honor airborne it said that it was compatible with windows vista and i was able to install it on the computer but when i try to play it a box comes up saying that the video card is not supported. can you please help me?

and i already downloaded the directX for windows plz help

A:problems with metal of honor airborne on windows vista home basic

On the side of the box what is the min video/graphic requirements and what do you got in your new computer.

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Hi,
We have created a Syspreped image of windows 7 with all the drivers that we need, I have some questions:-

1) When we install the image on a new PC, it doesn't keep the Video driver, I have got around that by putting the install files in C:\temp and then running, is there a way to keep the video driver, so That I don't need to install?

2) We might want to Strip out the Licence code,
a) Is that possible
b) What effect will it have, will it just ask for licenec code or will you have to go through a lot of the setup again?


Thanks

Steve

A:Sysprep help for Windows 7

Are you doing "Generalized" when you do sysprep? This would take out the drivers so that you could install it on other hardware.

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Background;
I've been running sysprep on Windows 7 machines for some time. My custom unattend file created for Windows 7 worked with Windows 8 and I never had a problem sysprepping it.

Enter Windows 8.1;
When the "old" unattend file didn't work, I gave it little thought and downloaded the latest ADK specifically for 8.1 and created a new unattend file, first with nothing but "CopyProfile=True" and later with all the settings I used under 7. It always failed if I had installed anything, no matter how seemingly simple it was. The only successful sysprep was with a pristine installation of Windows, updated via Windows Update, and a few drivers necessary to make the "bangs" disappear in Device Manager. Success was limited however by the fact that Windows couldn't seem to build a profile for new users, the desktop was blank, and almost nothing I clicked on worked.

My next step was to install everything in Audit Mode, which I had never had to use before and consequently forgot. This led to a successful sysprep, even with a load of third party applications installed, but I still had the problem mentioned earlier where Windows couldn't build a profile.

Reviewing articles I had previously looked at I noticed this;
If you deploy an image using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 or Unattend.exe and include CopyProfile=true in the answer file, the deployment will fail with a ?location is not available? error or each new login attempt will create a new... Read more

A:sysprep in Windows 8.1

If you update a store app prior to running sharper, we have found that sysprep can then fail.. there are TechNet discussions about this.

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hi all!

I have upgraded /updated (whatever it is!) from windows 8 pro wmc to windows 8.1 pro wmc using store free update.

I though I will sysprep and keep an image; in order to remove the current user profile I went into audit mode and from control panel --> user accounts successfully deleted the user account and files.

then I did a oobe/generalize to and made the install.wim using dism /capture-image.
when I tried the image on the next laptop, after the welcome screen etc I made a new user (in the new laptop); when I check the profiles I find that Adminstrator is shown in the users folder.

I was under impression that when the oobe /generalize sysprep is done under audit mode, the admin account is automatically disabled/deleted. so when I mount the wim file, I find that Adminstrator account is in the Users folder

how to remove the built-in administrator account so that the install.wim is a real installation file.

regards
neelakantan

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Hello im getting some errors whit my win 8.1 sysprep.
Here is the error log:
2014-01-03 10:00:43, Error                 SYSPRP SPPNP: Failed to secure driver file C:\Program Files\AMD\CCC2\Install\ccc2_install.exe. Err = 0x3
2014-01-03 10:00:43, Error                 SYSPRP Package Microsoft.Internal.Media.PlayReadyClient_2.3.1678.1_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe was installed for a user, but not provisioned for
all users. This package will not function properly in the sysprep image.
2014-01-03 10:00:43, Error                 SYSPRP Failed to remove apps for the current user: 0x80073cf2.
2014-01-03 10:00:43, Error                 SYSPRP Exit code of RemoveAllApps thread was 0x3cf2.
2014-01-03 10:00:43, Error      [0x0f0082] SYSPRP ActionPlatform::LaunchModule: Failure occurred while executing 'SysprepGeneralize' from C:\Windows\System32\AppxSysprep.dll; dwRet = 0x3cf2
2014-01-03 10:00:43, Error                 SYSPRP ActionPlatform::ExecuteAction: Error in executing action; dwRet = 0x3cf2
2014-01-03 10:00:43, Error        ... Read more

A:Windows 8.1 sysprep error

Hmm... i just needed to delete old profile from user that i have deleted, didnt remember to delete it befour. Atleast now the sysprep did finish.

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I am Trying to sysprep my WIndows 8.1 enterprise (MSDN) and i get the following errors 
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info SYSPRP ========================================================
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info SYSPRP === Beginning of a new sysprep run ===
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info SYSPRP ========================================================
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info [0x0f004d] SYSPRP The time is now 2013-01-18 11:12:22
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info [0x0f004e] SYSPRP Initialized SysPrep log at C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info [0x0f0054] SYSPRP ValidateUser:User has required privileges to sysprep machine
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info [0x0f007e] SYSPRP FCreateTagFile:Tag file C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep_succeeded.tag does not already exist, no need to delete anything
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'GENERALIZE'
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'OOBE'
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'SHUTDOWN'
2013-01-18 11:12:22, Info [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'UNATTEND'
2013-01-18 11:12:23, Info SYSPRP WinMain: CBS operations pending
2013-01-18 11:15:55, Info [0x0f0052] SYSPRP Shutting down SysPrep log
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A:Sysprep Error with windows 8.1

So finally I was able to find the answer, it all lies within a single registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\setup

There was a key called ?upgrade?, that once deleted lets you run SysPrep like normal.

Delete that key and you are good.
Set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\SysprepStatus to 7
Run sysprep again as Admin, It's finally work for me

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Hi all,

So I recently bought a new CPU+MB (going from AMD to Intel) to upgrade my system; everything else is staying the same. I ran sysprep.exe and it gave me an error. So I searched around and found out it was the WMP service preventing it from working. So I disabled that and then tried Sysprep again. I chose OOBE and generalize since there would be new hardware.

Once I swapped out the motherboards, I booted up and Windows started configuring, but once it got to the "starting services" screen, it came up with an error and rebooted. Rebooting never fixed anything and just kept doing it over and over again. So I browsed the web for some answers and came across a few possible solutions.

First one was to open up cmd (Shift+F10) after the error and check for the errors. I did cd C:\windows\panther
and then
tracerpt setup.etl -o logfile.csv however, no file was found.

I also tried booting into safe mode, which gave an error saying that it could not complete, but upon rebooting normally, appeared as though it would work. It then gave an error at the end saying it couldn't complete, and then the cycle started again.

I also tried a repair from the installation disk to no avail.

I ended up reinstalling my old CPU+MB and re-imaging my hard drives (I have programs installed on multiple drives). The re-imaging took a day to complete, just on the 128GB SSD. The 2TB drive finished in a few hours. I'd rather not have to go through that again if I don't have ... Read more

A:Sysprep failed, Windows 7 Ult. 64 bit, new CPU+MB

Here is the tutorial on running sysprep. I don't know why it didn't work. I have used it before and it ran perfect, just as the tutorial said it would. Maybe reading through the tutorial will give you some idea.

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Hi,

I am using Windows 7 OPK and I'm deploying images to the computers that I sell.

I would like to activate windows before shipping to my customers however, after windows has been activated in Audit mode, sysprep runs to reboot the PC in OOBE mode, but windows is no longer activated and the customer has to activate the machine themelves. (I do not want them to do this!, I just want them to be able to use their PC without faffing about with activation)

My question: How to stop sysprep from deactivating Windows when it runs?



Thanks in advance

A:SysPrep deactivates Windows?

I would be really surprised if that was even possible...the whole point of activation is tying the Windows installation to its host computer after all. I don't see how you can (legally) do that ahead of time before the image even ends up on its target system.
Sorry I don't have an answer...but I think sysprep undoing the activation is by design.

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I installed Win 8.1 Update 1 in a VM (without serialkey) to prepare it with updates and software which is needed on six computer with it's users.

So I installed and updated everything I needed and created all the users with passwords etc.

Now I was thinking I do

sysprep /generalize /oobe and shutdown the VM and open it in an image viewer to copy the data over to the computers which should be updated to 8.1.

Is this possible in the way I'm describing it to you or can I do something like create a install.wim (or esd)?

All I read is something about an unattendend.xml file. But that is not needed in my case I think. Because I did everything what a unattended.xml could not do for me.

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