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Is there a custom installation tool for Windows 10?

Q: Is there a custom installation tool for Windows 10?

I'm using RT Seven Lite for some Windows 7 computers and I was curious if there is something like this for Windows 10?

Preferred Solution: Is there a custom installation tool for Windows 10?

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.)

A: Is there a custom installation tool for Windows 10?

The MSMG ToolKit is basically a Toolkit to Service, Customize, Add or Remove Features and Components, Enable or Disable Features to Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.

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I have a problem when it comes to using a custom ISO to install windows seven using thethe Windows Official installation tool. The problem i have though is that when i try and open my ISO it comes up that its not valid.

I know the solution to this so i went over here

Within Windows | Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool with custom ISOs

TO download a tool which apparently does something to the ISO which allows it to be used on the software, but when i double click the isoavdpcopy file it opens up a CMD screen and then dissapears all within a second. What am i doing wrong as i want to use this custom ISO.

I cant even post a screenshot of the cmd screen because it dissapears to fast and does nothing

A:How do i use a custom ISO with Microsoft Store USB Installation Tool

Hello CMDCNTL Welcome to the Seven Forums!

The MS tool and the guide you are pointing are both flaky to start with. Now that you have found SF I can point you towards a guide with a far easier program mentioned that should help you see 7 installed in no time! USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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My Windows Updater  has not worked for over a year and there are other OS problems increasingly plaguing my otherwise still-fine-for-me Inspiron 1545 laptop. Microsoft's Help Desk couldn't help me and escalated my problem to an System Engineer who, after trying everything they were able to do, informed me that I need Windows 7 SP1 64-bit OS re-installation media. I cannot use the WIn7 (non-SP1) disc my computer originally shipped with; if I do so, I will lose all my programs and data. 
Please provide a link so that I can download Windows 7 SP1 64-bit OS re-installation media so that I can re-open my Microsoft case file and do a Microsoft-guided custom install to fix my crippled laptop's OS.

A:Need Windows 7 SP1 download for custom re-installation of OS

So should clean install Windows 10 RS1 or Windows 7:

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So, I would like to make a custom windows 7 professional installation disc.
I would like the installation of:
Vlc player.
Google chrome browser.

And remove unnecessary programs / functions of the Windows installation disc.

So, what I need to do to make these things succeed?
Yes, I have come to rt 7 lite program, but I do it will not work.

A:Custom windows 7 installation disc.

Quote: Originally Posted by 1EYEDWILLIE

So, I would like to make a custom windows 7 professional installation disc.
I would like the installation of:
Vlc player.
Google chrome browser.

And remove unnecessary programs / functions of the Windows installation disc.

So, what I need to do to make these things succeed?
Yes, I have come to rt 7 lite program, but I do it will not work.

This is NOT a good idea. Every single program on your list is regularly updated. If you ever figured out how to do it it would be out of date before you burned it to DVD. Much better to download and install the latest versions of these tools or use Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once
once you have updated the Windows install. You can also remove items from the Programs & Features / Turn Windows Features on and off.

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I just built a custom PC for use with Maya. When installing Windows 7 I get a couple of error messages from Windows, one that says "Windows cannot complete installation in Safe mode. To continue installing Windows, restart the computer." So I restart, then I get this blue screen error - Screenshot by Lightshot OR I get an error that says "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an expected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."
This ends up being the entire cycle. I've reinstalled three times now.

I've read through other forums that mention the video card could be the issue so I made a few attempts from safe mode. When I get the error within safe mode, the only thing I'm able to do is start CLI and from there I can launch the device manager. I tried a few things within there. One was disabling the video driver in an attempt to see if windows would reassign a driver, that didn't work. I also tried to install the driver from the included driver CD, but I get a code-1 error. At this point I'm at a loss and looking for help. I'm tempted to buy a dirt cheap video card that has been around long enough that the drivers might be included with the windows installation but I'm not even sure how to figure that out.

Because the installation is not complete and Windows hasn't had a chance to update any drivers, there are a load of yellow triangl... Read more

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I'm currently installing Windows 7 and wiping my system of Windows 10 due to being unhappy with the product and unable to resolve issues with PC.

The installation was going fine until the "completing installation" part where it was stuck for over an hour. I restarted the PC and was met with a text box asking for me to click "OK" but my keyboard and mouse become unresponsivr after 10 seconds of rebooting. Need help ASAP been trying to find a solution for over 2h of frustration

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I will be migrating to Windows 7 Pro 32 bit using Custom Installation. While running the Windows 7 installation DVD, on the "Which type of installation do you want?" page, I must select Custom(advanced) since I'll perform an in-place install on the laptop where Win XP now resides. On the same page, there is a line "Help me decide." Can I perform Custom install AND choose what components to install? There are several features in Windows 7 which I will not use; and therefore prefer to not install them rather than wait until post-installation and remove them. Also, do you know of a detailed listing of Windows 7 Pro features which includes references to dependencies e.g. recognition of features which cannot be removed due to other features which must remain?

A:Choose windows 7 features with custom installation

Hi Joanie and welcome to Seven forums. If you are upgrading from XP your only choice is a clean install of Windows 7. You cannot migrate settings and programs. If you upgrade to Vista first you can do that as the first tutorial . Most people do not want to go through that.
Windows 7 components you do not want can be removed in add remove in Programs and Features in the control panel. You may need to decide on 64 bit or 32 bit Windows 7, see these tutorials.:

Upgrade Install - XP to Windows 7

Tutorial search - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I'm having ongoing issues with getting BSODs while attempting to do a clean install of Windows 10 on a new PC that I just built. Here are the specs:

CPU: AMD FX-9370
MB: Gigabyte GA-990FX-GAMING
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 770
HDD: 240GB OCZ Trion 150 SSD
RAM: 2x8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600
PSU: Corsair CX600M
Heatsink: Corsair H100i V2

Here is the background on what I've tried so far. Initially, I installed everything and booted into the bios to make sure the RAM and HD were recognized as well as checking the CPU temp. I didn't adjust any settings within the bios. Everything looked good, so from another computer, I used the windows download tool to create a bootable USB to install Windows 10. Booted from USB, got to the screen where you select the drive you want to install windows to and then it started copying and preparing files. Somewhere around 50% of preparing files, I received a BSOD. I believe it was a CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED error. So I rebooted and tried again. It got a little further this time, somewhere around 80%, and then another BSOD.

I figured that maybe I had a bad installation USB so I used the tool to download and create another USB and tried it again. This time, I got all the way through the installation but every time it tried to boot, I was getting a SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. So, I took everything apart, re-seated the ram, video card, processor and all connections (sata, usb, power, etc). Booted again and tried to install and this time,... Read more

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I've recently built a PC and installed Win7 64bit on it. Everything seems to work fine, except when I try to install recently downloaded updates. I have about 169 required downloads, which are all able to be downloaded without issue. When the PC reboots to install, it sits in the installation window for maybe an hour, and then displays a message saying that the installation has failed, and that the PC is re configuring to previous settings.

Any ideas how to fix this issue? My computer specs are in my profile if needed. Thanks in advance.

A:Failed Windows Update Installation on New Custom Build

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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So i am installing Windows 7 Home Premium x32-bit to my laptop, which right now has Ultimate installed. I am trying to do a clean install. Every time i go trough the options, i never receive the window asking for type of installation (upgrade or clean install). image related.

I don't know if it's because i am have no way to upgrade. I tried this on another laptop that had windows vista, and it did not give me the option either. After installing Windows 7, i had some previous files show up on my newly install windows 7 laptop. I am planning on selling my laptop, and i don't want any of my files on the PC.

Thank you.

A:Installation of Windows 7 "no option for custom installation"

Download Darrick's Boot and Nuke (DBAN). Use it as input to a program like ImgBurn to create a bootable CD.

Boot it. When you get to the prompt, type autonuke and press Enter. Let it run for a few minutes. That will wipe out the MBR (Master Boot Record) and the Partition Table so the drive will be unallocated, unformatted (RAW).

Now start your install by booting the Win 7 install DVD. It will take care of everything for you and there will be nothing left of your data.

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A great day to all.

Just wanna ask if anyone could explain please, how will I use the Windows 7 USB DVD Tool.

I never used a USB flash drive before in installing Windows 7.

I have read some guides but made me clouded more.

So now, I have downloaded the ISO file from Microsoft and the USB DVD Tool, >> DO I HAVE TO COPY BOTH THE ISO FILE AND THE USB DVD Tool on my flash disk, AFTER THAT IS MY FLASH DISK already READY FOR USE INSTALLING ON BOOT?

Thanks in advance
Just Ignore this post because I have read the TUTORIALS, and it CLEARED the CLOUDS.

A:Windows 7 USB DVD Tool - Boot Installation

Install the Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool and follow the steps in tutorial.

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I am trying to create installation media for Windows 8.1 by using the Windows Installation Media Creation Tool found on the Windows website, but every time the download is complete, I get the same message:
"Preparation did not complete successfully
The download did not complete.

There is not enough space on the disk."
Now, on the website and before you begin the download, it states that the USB you're using should have at least 4 GB of free space, but the USB I am using is a 16 GB USB with absolutely nothing on it. Can someone please tell me what is wrong? Am I doing something wrong, or could there be something wrong with my USB, or just my computer in general?

Thank you for any help.

A:Windows Installation Media Creation Tool Help

Try just downloading the ISO then just extract(unzip) it to the USB, no media creation tool needed. It'll even be UEFI bootable. I've been using this technique while testing Win10 Tech Preview and it works just fine.

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I am trying to load our company image on a new Dell 3410 win an ssd hard drive.  It currently has win 10 home. the installer gets to the point of which image to install, I click the correct 64 bit win enterprise version, and it cannot find the drive. 
I search for the drivers on the USB with the image as well as the drive I am targeting, but keep getting a select the driver to install option and No signed device drivers were found. 
I did not see  drivers on the MS download site for the 3410.   any idea where to find them?

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Before I begin, I apologise if this is in the wrong section.

This may be a bad thing, but when Patch Tuesday comes around, I don't think to install the updates right away. Rather, I just keep using my PC as usual until the updates install themselves when I shut my PC down. Last month, the malware removal tool wouldn't install itself. I had to open Windows Update and install it myself. The same thing happened today. My spare laptop doesn't have any problems installing it on shutdown. The problem is only occurring on the PC I use every day.

I'm starting to worry that some sort of malware has crept onto my PC and is preventing the update from installing itself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Recurring Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool installation problem

What happens if you try to use Windows Update to check for new updates?
Do you get any error messages? If so post a snip of them.

This is the preferred, best way to upload an image or a file to a post. Press the ALT and PrntScrn keys at the same time, this will capture only the active window to use in Paint or your preferred graphics editor.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
You may also upload a photo or image you already have as you would a file, without using the Snipping tool.

Option 2 here may help.
Windows Update - Reset

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the above titled driver is not getting updated..it showing status as failed..please help me out..os is windows 7 ultimate...

A:Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2017 (KB890830) Installation dat

This is not the Microsoft corporate site. Contact MS support here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/

If you just want help getting the update post back here. I'm removing "Solved" from this thread.

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the above titled driver is not getting updated..it showing status as failed..please help me out..os is windows 7 ultimate...

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As you can see, I don't have any apps pinned to my taskbar, but I do have custom toolbars with some shortcuts. I like to use large icons and have the custom tool bars on their own row.

I can't seem to get the custom toolbars to be at the very bottom of the taskbar. It insists on having a gap of wasted space below my custom tool bars.

How can I get my custom tool bars moved to the very bottom of the screen? Is there a setting or registry hack, or something?

A:Space below custom tool bars on taskbar

Hello Herbert,

Welcome to 7 Forums.

Looking at the pic, I'd say you had the taskbar locked. Rt. click the taskbar and deselect 'Lock the Taskbar'.

Hope this helps.


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I have windows 7 build 7264 running with no problems, but I cant seem to find a way to change the file & folder options toolbar thing in explorer. You know, the bar at the top that gives you the options: Include in library, Share with, Burn, etc. I would like to remove the options I dont use & add ones from xp like Delete & Copy to folder. I realize I can still do these things from the right click context menu but its an extra step, I liked the file & folder tasks pane in xp, wish there was a way to use it on Windows 7. But if I could atleast have that option at the top would be nice. Believe me I been googling for hours & cant find a thing cept other people requesting the file & folder tasks pane from xp. Any help would really make my day Thanx in advance.....

A:Custom file & folder options tool/task bar

Could be because maybe there is no way? But if you find a way of making the Libraries entry disappear from the Win Explorer left pane let me know .

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I'm a syfy writer and in Word 7 I've created custom macros, assigned icons to these macros and arranged them on the quick access tool bar. Every time I get a new PC it makes me crazy. Although I can transfer the macros I don't know how to transfer the icons I've assigned or how I've arranged them on the quick access tool bar. Does anyone know a way to transfer this information?

Thanks so much!!

A:Word7:How do I transfer custom macro icons & QA tool bar to another pc

Of course, by "Word 7" you mean Word from Office 2007, because real "Word 7" is from Office 95 package, which was release 17 years ago. There were no quick access toolbars in MS Office packages at the time

In Office 2007 Quick Acces Toolbar settings are stored in .qat files in
For Win 7 it is the same folder as

So you can back them up and move to a new system.

For Office 2010 and 2013 those files have .officeUI extension, because tabs are customizable too.

I have used that idea for an automatic solution in my
Quick fix for CAPITAL LETTERS in Office 2013 ribbon.
There is a self-extracting archive, which extracts those files directly to mentioned folder.

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Hello I have been receiving a couple of BSOD, I believe its a driver issue and I hope I'm correct. I run DS3 Tool for emulators and games that support Xbox 360 game-pad. It is probably a coincidence but the two times the computer has received the BSOD I was using the DS3 tool and another time the DS3 tool and PS2 emulator.

This is a new build the only parts that is not new was the processor, DVD drive, and refurbished WD 1TB hard drive.

RAM was tested with memtest 2 passes I doubt it's a RAM issue will continue test if problem isn't resolved.

No components are overclocked aside from the factory overclocked Gigabyte GTX 760 OC REV 2.0

Computer has good airflow and heat is not an issue.

Also the PSU is a 600W Bronze certified from Corsair which is more than enough for this build.

Help or advice is much appreciated

Thank you.

A:BSOD New custom build (0x0000010d) possibly DS3 Tool driver

Your motioninjoy driver is causing issues here.

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\MijXfilt.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for MijXfilt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for MijXfilt.sys
It's outdated, so an update could solve the problem but I've encountered nothing but trouble with this driver.

3: kd> lmvm MijXfilt
start end module name
fffff880`09dd8000 fffff880`09dfa000 MijXfilt T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: MijXfilt.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\MijXfilt.sys
Image name: MijXfilt.sys
Timestamp: Sat May 12 05:27:12 2012 (4FADE6A0)
CheckSum: 00022009
ImageSize: 00022000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Also, one thing that has caught my eye is this function.

00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : Wdf01000!imp_WdfUsbTargetDeviceSendControlTransferSynchronously+0x8a
It looks like the Kernel mode framework has tried to obtain information through a Control Transfer and something has gone wrong.

If I look at the loaded modules I see this.

Unloaded modules:
fffff880`0a3d2000 fffff880`0a3f4000 MijXfilt.sys
fffff880`0a200000 fffff880`0a211000 xusb21.sys
fffff880`0a38b000 fffff880`0a3ad000 MijXfilt.sys
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Dear fellows.
After my windows 7 went down for some period and I couldn't have it fixed, Today I went to download a new version, windows 8.1. somehow I decided to format everything, and when I went to the system disk, at the first I tried to install the new windows into that disk but everytime I tried, It always says "No free space in this local, Windows requires 6018 MB free space". that system disk has had only the old version, which was windows 7 only installed in it. So, I decided to format it since it has nothing, only more taken space. now after I formatted it and continue'd the install. suddenly.. PC got auto restarted.. Well at the first I thought that the installation was done and yeah.. the new windows started loading it self but after the startup load finished, All what I could've seen is a black screen. I Restarted my computer, and now all what I can see is that; "Your PC needs to be repaired.. the boot confuring data is missing or it contains error"

NOTE: I took this screenshot from google, it's actually shows the same for my PC but with the windows 8 format.
Any ideas?

A:Windows 8 (Custom Installation) Problem. "Your PC Needs.."

Was it a Windows 8.1 ISO you downloaded and burned to DISK or USB, full retail version or upgrade and where did you download it from?

I also suggest you perform a hard disk diagnostic through the BIOS.

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Hi guys

I am ready to install Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 but I only want to install Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It used to be the case (Windows XP) of just ticking the ones you wanted to install in the custom installation settings but now I get all kinds of options. Any help on how I can install just those?

Thanks in advance.


A:Custom Installation HELP!

Hello Wisp

select "custom installation" and check the things you want like in this picture !

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so it seems thar i chosed custom installation of wi ndow2s 8 on my desktop and i deleted a partition without backing it  now my system wont do anything install upgrade or repair for that matter because o have no drivers it appears i erased them

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I have XP media I've been using for installations, that include SP3, and a nice bulk of the hotfixes slipstreamed using HFSLIP. The unattend has been largely created with nLite (excepting auto-partitioning and formatting options to speed through text setup). My issue is this: There appear to be a small spattering of hotfixes that cannot be slipstreamed for whatever reason, but can be passively installed to an active installation of XP w/ SP3. I also would like to include some custom software in my installation that is also installable with a passive switch. I cannot seem to figure out the damned $OEM$ part of the setup though. I packaged up my updates (along with a batch file to slipstream them) using iexpress into a self-extracting and installing EXE. I tried every method I have read, and even modeled my package deployment and subsequent execution after a DELL OEM disc's $OEM$ folder, even going so far as to use a DELL OEM disc as my base for the job, renaming my files to match theirs in the $OEM$ folder, and replacing. Unfortunately, when setup is complete, my EXE file does not execute on first boot as I have set up through nLite or even manually in the unattend files. The reason is that, although it created the folder I wanted (%SYSTEMDRIVE%\CCCMD), it did not copy my EXE file into it. I even tried (figuring maybe there was some glitch that didn't allow EXE files to be moved in this fashion) making my package into an... Read more

A:Custom XP Installation Media

Lets assume your CD-DVD drive is D:1. Create a folder D:\$OEM$\$1\updates. Copy all your XP updates executable in it.2. Create a folder D:\$OEM$\$1\batp. Put qchain.exe and batpatcher.exe in this folder.3. Create a file run.cmd in D:\$OEM$\$1\batp with following contents:@echo off%systemdrive%\batp\batpatcher %systemdrive%\updates /RESTARTdel /Q %systemdrive%\updatesdel /Q %systemdrive%\batprd %systemdrive%\updatesrd %systemdrive%\batpEXIT4. In D:\i386\Winnt.sif, add this section and line :[GuiRunOnce]Command0="%systemdrive%\batp\run.cmdI do not know if after update the folders would be cleaned up or not. Check the batch file. BC experts what do you say?Download qchain: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815062Download batchpather: From the attachment.

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so it seems thar i chosed custom installation of wi ndow2s 8 on my desktop and i deleted a partition without backing it  now my system wont do anything install upgrade or repair for that matter because o have no drivers it appears i erased them

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I am having issues getting my custom MigUser.xml file to work using MDT.
"What do I need to specify in MDT to have a custom .xml file run for USMT?"
Instead of creating a custom.xml file, I decided to just add a few components to the existing "MigUser.xml" thinking that I wouldnt have to do anything major to the existing MDT Windows 7 depoloyment that is already in place at my company. I thought that
the installation would have already been calling the "MigUser.xml" file and if I just add a few components to that then BAM the problem is solved..... Not that easy I guess.
When I tested my "MigUser.xml" file in a basic Windows 7 virtual machine, I manually executed the ScanState command and specified to use "MigUser.xml" and that worked perfect in performing exactly what I needed to do, so the issue is NOT with the XML file
itself, it is just not getting called with the MDT Installation that my company has in place.
Doing research I found that I have to edit the "CustomSettings.ini" file with something like this:
So even after I added those 3 lines to my "CustomSettings.ini" It still didnt work... 
Here is what my CustomSettings.ini file looks like:

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A:Using Custom XML files for MDT Installation

Yup, you cannot use Miguser and MigDoc.
I always use clean and new custom xml files which makes it easy to call from CS.ini and avoid the confusion of the default one being altered or not.
Having multiple Custom XML files for each setting are good in some ways - because if you need to remove a migration method or test something, you can just comment it out in CS.ini using '
This is a better approach rather then opening the XML file and making a change.
1) Copy "Favorites" to Desktop :
[Vik] - Check the USMTCapture and USMTRestore logs to see if the Favorites were processed. This is not a normal behavior.
2) Copy Mozilla Firefox profiles/bookmarks
[Vik] - USMT is does not natively copy Mozilla bookmarks even though I think it mentions in Technet. I just copy over the bookmarks.html file (favorites file)
3) A specific ".ini" file stored in the XP "application data" folder has to be copied to "C:\Windows" on the Windows 7 OS
[Vik] No Comments
4) All desktop shortcuts will be put into a folder on the Windows 7 desktop labeled "Old Desktop Shortcuts"
[Vik] - By default desktop shortcuts are migrated and this is more of a duplication. The only problem with migrating shortcuts is that if the source of the actual program of the shortcut is missing or not accessible, during the restore process the shortcut
will not be restored. USMT uses a function called IrrelavantLinks or something similar to get that.
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This is my laptop: Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB I want to format this computer and use my Windows 10 Pro license instead of the usual home. I've noticed several concerning issues that I need to deal with prior to installing a new environment from scratch:The OEM license: I would like to keep an image on an external disk containing the factory settings for the laptop, just in case I have to fall back to it in the future. Is there a custom tool to do this? Do I need to use third party tools?Lenovo drivers, apps and bloatware in general. I will be getting rid of 90% of the bloatware as usual. I assume I only need the Drivers folder in the D: partition in order to install a new OS so everything works properly. I need to know what to keep and install to have it up and running with the Windows 10 Pro installation: Touch screen, fingerprint reader, pen support, graphics, etc.Possible BIOS locks. I wouldn't be surprised if there were BIOS locks to avoid changing the software. I would also like to know if there are any potential problems hiding under the blanket.Factory-default images with English localization. My laptop comes in Spanish, which makes sense because I bought it in Spain, but I don't want the OS in Spanish. I tried installing the English language pack and setting the default to it, but it's now it's only half english... folder names, some Windows apps and messages appear in english, suddenly they are spanish, then back to english. Are there any factory-prepared OS images I... Read more

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I've been trying to figure out a way to create a custom installation source for Windows 7 or Vista.

What I want to do is make the installation use 2 install.wim files, not 1 as default...or ..to be more specific, I want to have an option in the setup, asking for W7 64bit and W7 32bit...I saw that WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) serves such purposes, but I have failed to figure out how, I 've come across some walkthroughs but they don't cover the matter adequately.

Actually, what I want to do most is create a bootable installation media tha gives me both options for 64bit and 32bit installations. But I haven't managed that so far...I've seen several bootable cdroms around that manage to load 2-3 OSes, but I don't see how I can do this with W7 and bcdedit...

Any suggestions anyone?

A:Create a custom installation

i as a seven team member i am not giving the advising you to do this/ (you shouldnt even try it)....

as a regular member i would see vlite as a choice for simplifying your customization of the install....

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Okay so I just got my upgrade disk in the mail. Currently I have windows vista 32 bit and I'm upgrading to Windows 7 64-bit. This means I have to do a custom installation (AND BEFORE ANYONE SAYS IT, YES I KNOW CUSTOM INSTALLATION WIPES EVERYTHING OFF MY HARD DRIVE. I DON'T CARE)

I have a few questions

1. How difficult is it to do a custom install? Do all I have to do is put in the windows 7 disk and then choose custom install?

2. Do I need to know my product key for my windows vista 32 bit to upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit custom install? I don't think I got the cd and product key when I got my computer because windows vista was already installed on my computer when I bought it.

3. Is there any other information I need to know for a custom installation besides the product key for my Windows 7?

A:Questions about custom installation.

Your Vista product key will on COA on the side of your PC.

Take look at those tutorials:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I seem to be unable to install the November version of the Win 7
Malicious Software Removal Tool via Windows Update.
I keep getting "unknown error 800B0109", even after rebooting and
after powering off and restarting.
Can't find any useful info on cause or remedies except:
0x800B0109 = A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root
certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider.
Which is a little odd for Microsoft's MSRT.

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Problem with custom installation Wim file

Hello friends I'm writing from Mexico

First of all sorry for the spelling not much English

I need your help

I am installing Windows 8 enterprise 9470 HP Folio team and has a hard
160 gb SSD and the question is as follows

install all the applications that I require but when caputar my wim file and attach it appears to mean an error windows 8

Wim file that is not in our catalog and you change the configuration file if anyone can help el.cfg if the error is on the hard drive or something else
thanks for the help

A:Problem with custom installation Wim file

This is on the Windows 7 side of these forums, but it may help you out using that WIM file:

WIM File - Extract and Modify - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have been looking for information on how to create an automated windows 7installation that requires an installer username and password as well as theintended user of the computers username. This would be checked against activedirectory to verify if the installation is authorized.

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Custom installation with user authentication

See if this helps: SysPrep to generalize Win7 for automatic install.

YOu can communicate with the author in the comments section for customized help.

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Hi guys!

I hope someone here could help me out. I'm sort of an XP fanboy. I was so annoyed by the standard folders eg. "Documents and settings" and "Program Files" so I found my way of creating a customized install disc. I simply extracted my whole install disc into a folder, used notepad to create a file called WINNT.SIF in the i386 subdirectory, where I entered the following:


I then extracted the boot header and simply used Nero to create a new bootable project, and voila, the new, customized XP install disc was made. Now the installation put default directories the way I want them to. It's awsome.

Now, yesterday, I decided to "step up the game" and try Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 7 (I've completely skipped the "Vista era", never ever had it installed, barely taken a look at it, darn ****** excuse for an OS). So, the OS looks pretty descent, but the folders does not appear the way I want them to.

So, if some enthusiast could please tell me the simplest way to proceed here? I guess copying that old WINNT.SIF into an extracted copy of the W7 install is out the question.

I've looked around (Google), but I found the documentation not fully satisfying. It seems like there is mostly advanced guides for whole-network-domain-installat... Read more

A:Unattended/custom installation, easiest way?

Now, as it seems..

It's only a matter of getting it right though, it is fully possible. Recent information tells me that you could actually just put 'autounattend.xml' on a SD card / USB memory, and your original Windoze installation disc will automatically detect and parse it. If this is true, I only need to get my answer file right. This is what I've come up with so far:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup"
publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS"
So, now I lay this question out for all you experienced enthusiasts out there. If I put the code above in an UTF-8 encoded text document called autounattend.xml, and lay it in the root folder of my FAT32-formated USB stick, and then boot up with my OEM W7 install disc, will setup automatically detect and parse my answer file?

I'm thankful for all answers,

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Currently, I'm using the 32bit version of windows 7, and for reasons i have to install the 64bit version. Apparently that's easier said than done.

I have a MSI gx723 laptop, with windows 7 home premium edition, and therefore no CD. When i tried to reinstall windows by using the integrated tool, an error occurred. I couldn't use the tool. I don't know why. Therefore i used the MSI restoring function, by pressing F3 while booting. This erases all information on the partition windows 7 is stored on, while it afterwards gets reinstalled. This wouldn't be a problem, if it wasn't for the fact that i can't choose custom installation. Somehow, after accepting the license terms, I'm only allowed to choose windows update settings, network settings etc.

Besides that, I'm dual booting with XP, which is stored on another partition, that isn't involved in the deletion process.

Can i simply not choose anything but 32bit, due to the fact that I don't have the CD? This would be odd, especially because MSI are pro 64bit, as far as i know.

Is it because another OS(XP) is already installed on another partition?

Would it be different if i formatted the partition?

If nothing else would world, is it then possible to somehow download it from somewhere, and then use my key?

Any suggestions?

Kristian D.

A:Custom installation not available 32bit -> 64bit

Is the MSI gx723 notebook, Recovery Partition or Recovery Disks 32bit or 64 bit?

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Video of MSI Factory Recovery:
MSI&#39;s Channel - YouTube

You can order Recovery disks from:
MSI Online Customer Service

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I've been playing aroound for a good many hours at creating an unattended winXP setup disk with up-to-date hotfixes/patches and a few programs installed.

I've created an $OEM$ folder on the CD root, and created an Office 2003 administrative installation point to the folder ..\$OEM$\1$\Install\Applications\Office2003\

Obviously, I've changed winnt.sif to activate the $OEM$ folders.

I've written the commandlines.txt file in the $OEM$ folder, which calls a file "batch.cmd", which also resides in the $OEM$ folder. The contents of the batch.cmd file are as follows...

start /wait $systemdrive$\Install\Applications\Office2003\setuppro.exe TRANSFORMS=Unattended.MST /qb-Click to expand...

...(with setuppro.exe being the correct file)

This (to my mind) should start the office XP installation from the hard drive. A number of switchless installers (adaware, spybot, dvdshirink, jre506...) succesfully install at the "registering components" stage from the SVCPACK folder, which should be followed by Office2003. Unfortunately though, I get an error in a cmd window informing me that the file $systemdrive$\Install\Applications\Office2003\setuppro.exe could not be found.

Firstly, have I used the correct path as I think I have? Secondly, is there anything wrong with using commandlines.txt to install like this that I'm not aware of? and finally, does anybody have any idea about what I should do?

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A:can't install office on custom XP installation DVD

Command prompt uses % instead of $ in environment variables. I don't know about installers, but are you sure the $systemdrive$ is correct?

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I've tried multiple times and followed multiple tutorials on how to install windows 8 to dual boot with 7. I get past the select Custom Install Screen but cant proceed from there.

The next screen is where you select which drive to install the OS on, however the installation is not detecting any drives (no drives on list at all). I have Win7 on my C drive and also a empty partition but the installer isnt registering either of them.

anybody have any ideas?

A:During Custom Installation Drive 0 cant be found

Try loading Sata drivers:
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 8 Setup

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Hi everybody

At this moment I have windows XP and I want to install windows 7. I can't upgrade my system to win7 but on the other hand I don't want my documents and programs to be erased. So I thought to install win7 on the same drive as the XP installed without formatting it and to create a windows.old folder.
So I got some questions:

1) Is it gonna work?
2) Will the windows.old folder contain ALL my documents and programs from windows XP?
3) Will I be able to copy those programs from windows.old to another location and run them without installing? Or I have to install them again?

Thank you very much for replying and sorry for my bad english

A:Custom installation winXP-win7

You can copy all of your documents, pictures, music, etc, from the windows.old folder, but you will have to do a clean install of windows 7... You will also need to reinstall your programs..

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Building a new system. Just had a question on installing the "Windows USB Installation Tool" BEFORE installing Win 7. According to my MOBO spec's.............GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1151 - GA-Z170X-UD5 (rev. 1.0) by the operating system section, it states..... "Please download the "Windows USB Installation Tool" from GIGABYTE's website and install it before installing Windows 7". How exactly can I do that BEFORE installing the OS? Using Win 7 64 bit clean install. Thanks for the help.

A:GA-Z170X-UD5...... "Windows USB Installation Tool"

Your link is to the specs of your board, could you provide a link or wording to exactly what it is you`re talking about ?

It`s actually under support>utilities , you don`t actually need it, you can use any program you want to put your install files on the usb stick, but if you`re installing 7 then use a dvd, it`s sooo much easier.

But then maybe there`s something magical about Gigabytes software, but anyway it`s a program to put the iso file on the stick, or after you put the iso file on the stick, it`s not something you install before you install windows, as you`ve already guessed.

I downloaded and extracted it and this is what it contains, I assume you would add it to the iso after you format the stick, but it looks like it might have some usb and sata controller software needed during a W7 install, you`d have to find Gigabytes instructions on how to use it.

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My 8yr old XP based pc is in quite a mess and I am hoping that a custom install of 32bit W7 Home Premium will help bring it back to life! Most of my problems seem to come from my system32 folder and various driver issues (BSOD is an almost daily event!). Over the years I have installed and removed far too many bits of freeware etc and would love to clear the whole lot out and start again! I've checked hardware/driver compatibility for my system on the microsoft website and elsewhere and all looks good in that department. However I have two questions about what a new OS will actually do:

1. Will a full custom install of 32bit W7 Home Premium provide me with a brand new shiny replacement for my somewhat corrupt system32 folder?

2. Will the install have any effect on a secondary internal hard drive? I use this secondary drive solely for file storage (mp3, video, pics etc) and am wondering whether I need to back up this drive aswell as anything I want from my C:\ drive or should it remain unaffected.


A:W7 Home Premium custom installation queries

A custom install will create a new windows folder and replace everything that was on the drive with win7 . . the old installation and files will be placed in a folder named windows.old so that you can retrieve any data you need to after the installation. After Win7 is up and running you can delete the windows.old folder to free up space.

Be sure and do a defrag before doing the installation

Installing win7 should not effect the data on the second drive, but it is always a good idea to disconnect any drives other than the one you plan to install on, just to eliminate the possibility that you format the wrong drive.

Be sure to run the compatibility test before you install . . that's a pretty old machine to install win 7 on

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Hey all, I know about the method for creating the default profile for users by sysprepping during the install but after installation how do I change the default wallpaper new users will see upon first login without using GPOs?

So far I've found the C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows\img0.jpg file and replaced it with my company's wallpaper but then saw that new users were still getting a cached version of the default wallpaper. I saw the cached wallpaper location was under %AppData% and checked under the default profiles appdata and couldnt find any cached wallpaper setting there, and checked under where the lockscreen wallpaper is cached under C:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData but couldnt find anything there either.

Thanks for any help!

A:Custom default Wallpaper for new users after installation

The wallpaper new local users will see when their accounts are created and they sign in first time will most definitely be the one set in Audit Mode if the COPYPROFILE component in answer file is set to TRUE.

This also applies to those Microsoft account users who have disabled theme sync. MS account users with theme sync enabled will always see their own synced wallpaper when account is first time signed in.

All MS account synced settings replace any customizations made to the default profile.

If your local users will not see the company wallpaper, you have done something wrong.


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Hey, everyone.

I am attempting to modify a Windows Vista installation disc with a custom WIM file. The idea essentially is to boot the PC from DVD and let setup install a custom image, with some software and settings already installed. Is there any possibility of doing so? I have created a sysprepped image of Vista using WDS and have got the WIM file. Unfortunately, simply replacing the install.wim on the media did not help as I get various errors, such as No image available. Any other ideas maybe? Is it at all possible?

If not, is there any other option to deploy custom Vista WIM without the use of WDS?

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Can I use the Windows 7 upgrade disc that I can get for $20 to reformat from Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit?

A:Custom installation with Win7 Upgrade disc?

Yes. Where are you getting it for $20?

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So I've built my PC and before I plug it in I would like to know what to install first.

Her are the discs I have:

Windows XP, Motherboard Driver disc, Graphics Card Driver Disc, Monitor Driver Disc, Sound Card Driver Disc.

In what order am I supposed to do this in, Xp first right? Then what?

Thank you all!

A:Order of Installation for custom built PC (Xp, mobo driver, etc)

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Me being the brilliant person I am, I used Nlite to install a slimmed down version of Windows XP but now I want to use the Dvorak keyboard layout. Is there any way I can download/use the original (non-nlited) XP cd to install the dvorak keyboard layout? Thanks for any ideas. ~ C K

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Can anyone inform me where I can download a qfe installer tool for windows xp?I am trying to install MS05-004 update,and this tool is needed.Ido not have Windows Genuine Advantage.Thanks for reply.

A:QFE installation tool


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Hi ;

I am not a techy and I need some help to slipstream a sata controller driver to a custom windows installtion cd but I cannot determine what file or folder in the driver archive I downloaded from my mobo manufacturer. My mobo is an old ECS KT600a with an Athlon XP 2000 and I have downloaded the SATA driver from the ECS website which is via_43g.zip.

I have a 320gb WD hdd SATAII which I will lock to SATA1 speed via a jumper also according to WD guidelines.

I use nLite for slipstreaming and when I am to select the driver I am confused as to what will I select. My OS is WinXP SP3. What will I select so I will have the right driver to install? The zip archive shows: (Please see images attached)

via_43g > drvdisk > VISTA
> X64
> X86

x86 > NT4 >
> NT5 >

What will I select from the x86 folder? (it is x86 folder isn't it for 32bit system Wiindows XP SP3..correct?)

Is it NT4 or NT5?

I understand that in nLite you can select a folder or a specific file. Which of the two is the most correct to use?

If I can select a folder can NT4 or NT5(whichever is correct) be sufficient?


do I need to select a specific .inf OR .sys file?

My plan is to clone the existing old hdd-ide to the new sata drive. For that I will be using Acronis True Image Home 11 (in clone disk>automatic mode).

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A:Slipstream correct sata driver in a custom installation cd dilemma

You want the drivers in the x86 folder (x86 denotes the CPU series) and then the files in the NT5 (XP) folder. XP is sometimes known as NT5, since it followed NT4/Win 2K and has many of the same/similar principles. Whatever files are the NT5 folder should be slipstreamed.


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