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I need a example of how to make an Autounattend.xml for the Windows 8 x64 Core ISO setup.

I saw a example from MSDN but don't helped me in nothing, my unattended always fails (is not recognized by the setup).

This are the values I want to specify in the custom installation:

key = xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
Version to install = Windows 8 (CORE)
Timezone = París/Madrid/Spain (Romance Standard Time)
Drive to install: (Default, I mean to don't force this)
StartScreenColor = Black+blue (The third color in the palette)
PC-NAME = Elektro-PC
Use local account = Yes
Username = Administrator
Password = (NOTHING)

...But I don't know if I can specify all of that.

Someone can do this xml for me or helping me to do it by myself?

This is the last xml I've tried:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!--Created by Win Toolkit v1.4.1.22-->
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <UserData>
                <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
                <ProductKey>
                    <Key>FB4WR-32NVD-4RW79-XQFWH-CYQG3</Key>
                <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
                </ProductKey>
            </UserData>
        </component>
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <UserData>
                <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
                <ProductKey>
                    <Key>FB4WR-32NVD-4RW79-XQFWH-CYQG3</Key>
                <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
                </ProductKey>
            </UserData>
        </component>
    </settings>
    <settings pass="specialize">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <ProductKey>FB4WR-32NVD-4RW79-XQFWH-CYQG3</ProductKey>
        </component>
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <ProductKey>FB4WR-32NVD-4RW79-XQFWH-CYQG3</ProductKey>
        </component>
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation>
        </component>
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <SkipAutoActivation>true</SkipAutoActivation>
        </component>
    </settings>
    <settings pass="oobeSystem">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <OOBE>
                <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
                <NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation>
                <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>
            </OOBE>
            <UserAccounts>
                <AdministratorPassword>
                    <Value>mars-one</Value>
                    <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                </AdministratorPassword>
            </UserAccounts>
            <AutoLogon>
                <Password>
                <Value>mars-one</Value>
                <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                </Password>
                <Enabled>true</Enabled>
                <LogonCount>9999999</LogonCount>
                <Username>Administrator</Username>
            </AutoLogon>
            <TimeZone>Romance Standard Time</TimeZone>
        </component>
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <OOBE>
                <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
                <NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation>
                <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>
            </OOBE>
            <UserAccounts>
                <AdministratorPassword>
                    <Value>mars-one</Value>
                    <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                </AdministratorPassword>
            </UserAccounts>
            <AutoLogon>
                <Password>
                <Value>mars-one</Value>
                <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                </Password>
                <Enabled>true</Enabled>
                <LogonCount>9999999</LogonCount>
                <Username>Administrator</Username>
            </AutoLogon>
            <TimeZone>Romance Standard Time</TimeZone>
        </component>
    </settings>
</unattend>
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Oh, wow. Don't try to write the XML file yourself. If you read through some of the deployment documentation you'll see that is not recommended. (I'm not holding that against you. The Microsoft deployment documentation is absolutely mind numbing.)

Use Windows System Image Manager instead. It's a very nice GUI for building unattended XML files. It will also lay out all the options you can set, so you don't need to guess.

It's part of the Windows ADK, which you can download here.

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Thanks for your answer, very usefull information, then is a "capture tool" to capture the Win8 installation values I set?, but can you specify the basic steps of how to do it?, I'm on Windows 7 and Windows 8 is installed in a VirtualMachine, I have the ISO of Win8 unmounted in the Win7 installation of course, I'm downloading the entire Windows ADK package but appears to be a windows kit so a lot of tools... how I start to do what say? –  ElektroStudios May 23 '13 at 18:29
    
I found a tutorial, no matter –  ElektroStudios May 23 '13 at 18:37
    
superuser.com/questions/599456/… here you can help me a little more –  ElektroStudios May 24 '13 at 11:54
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