Here is my confusion. All the tutorials I have read on sysprep, imagex, and answer files lead me to believe that you need an image to create and answer file, then you use that answer file with sysprep so you can then create the image.
I am at the point of having my reference computer all configured and ready to image, however I need an answer file before I sysprep it.
I didn't use an image to load the machine before I configured the reference machine. It is an HP. I just turned it on and configured it.
To create my answer file for the sysprep, can I just use a stock windows 7 dvd image to make the answer file? Will this then work with the configured computer to tie it with the sysprep?