Sysprep (The System Preparation Tool) prepares an installation of Windows for duplication, auditing, and customer delivery.

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Install Windows on a second disk using VirtualBox

I've got a machine with Windows 7 (and an OEM license for it), and I've now bought a new hard drive which I will be using as the system disk. Here's the deal. I would like to reinstall windows on ...
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PowerShell script is interrupted by a automatic reboot during unattend Windows installation

I have a problem during the unattended installation of Windows 7. I'm using an unattend.xml file to install Windows. In the unattend.xml, there are RunSynchronousCommand statements to run a PowerShell ...
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Recover user profile after sysprep

So here are my user accounts: The last profile with the lock on it is the new profile that windows is booting from now. The other one is my previous profile that I had before running sysprep. My ...
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Windows 8.1 With Bing and Sysprep

I've just started looking at sysprep as an option to bypass user account creation when setting up machines for my customers, so that they can go through the OOBE themselves and still have all Windows ...
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Sysprep.exe fatal error, and can't delete metro app in windows 8 to get it working

Today I used sysprep.exe to rebuild my windows image. But it always said "a fatal error occurred while trying sysprep". Then I went to check setupact.log file , it shows like this I followed this ...
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sysprep failed and now I can't even log into windows now

Today I used sysprep.exe to rebuild my windows image. But it always said "a fatal error occurred while trying sysprep". Then I went to check log file , it shows that "microsoft internal media ...
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Where is the unattend file stored after you install Windows?

I have been working with the Windows Automated Installation toolkit and FOG lately, and have made several over the past month or so. Something I've noticed when running sysprep after setting up an ...
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Sysprep inaccessible machine

I need to move a known working Windows 7 OS from one machine to another. Problem is, the source machine is not bootable due to hardware failure, but the OS and data are fine. Due to hardware ...
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Silent Installs of Programs in the answer file for Windows 7 [closed]

I'm using Sysprep and Windows AIK to create a system image. I installed all the programs that won't need updating and wanted to create msi files for programs that usually update (like firefox or an ...
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How does FOG Project PXE supply a computer name and join to the domain?

Without sysprepping (just uploading then deploying) I can get FOG to seamlessly join an imaged computer to a domain, and FOG will also supply a computer name I specify in the management console. My ...
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Sysprep is removing all updates

When we use Sysprep, it removes all Windows updates. When we do this, we have to install all the same updates every time we use the image. Is there a way we can make Sysprep keep the updates? Here is ...
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WIM master image with a user session in OOBE

Is it normal (no deployment problems like: drivers compatibility...) to capture a Master image from a computer with a user session created (bypassed OOBE) and use it for later deployments on other PCs ...
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Move Windows 8.1 installation to another PC - is it possible to avoid a re-install & just move the hard drive?

Last year I've installed a clean copy of Windows 8 (later upgraded to 8.1) on a new laptop. This process was challenging because the laptop included Windows 8 pre-installed (plus bloatware), and my ...
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Windows 7 cannot create system image after sysprep

I have 2 PCs of the same make and model from Acer. I lost the admin password on PC-01 and I cannot do a factory restore via F8 (no alt-F10, no password reset disk), so I am thinking to do a sysprep ...
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Deployment Windows 8.1: Duration of Windows setup (OOBE)

I made a deployment of Windows 8.1. Everything is fine, but I only want to know if you guys know some tips/tricks to speed up the oobe setup. I work with an unttend file so he only asked for : ...
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Automate Win8 network and sharing settings

I am trying to create a unattended DVD installation of Windows 8, but I can't seem to find a solution do this. What I'm looking for are to have the same settings on the Network and Sharing Center, to ...
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Cloning a computer upgraded from Windows Vista to 7

We have quite a few laptops that came with licenses for Windows Vista. We have plenty of upgrade licenses to go from Vista to 7. However, I don't want to manually upgrade each laptop. If I install ...
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Windows is not genuine slmgr -rearm error

I am working on building a custom image of widows 7 in audit mode. I run into an error with my unatttend.xml file when i reboot the computer out of audit mode and i get an error that windows could not ...
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Windows Deployment System- the system cannot find the file specified

I am using sysprep and Windows Capture (part of WDS) to create a windows 7 image. Sysprep and the wizard run fine as I enter the appropriate data. However, at the start of the image creation I get an ...
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Use Virtualbox to Build a Standard Image of Windows 7

SO I'm building a standard image of Windows 7 according to this documentation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217%28v=ws.10%29.aspx However, my reference computer is a install of ...
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Sysprep WITHOUT creating new user

I have install a ghost server and i would like to deploy many Windows 7 64 bits. Before creating the master i must sysprep it but i would like to know how to sysprering without create a new user after ...
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(Windows 7) Make computer image without computer name

I have a complicated installation process that I need to repeat on 20 computers. Rather than doing this process to them all, I thought I'd install everything on one computer and take an image to put ...
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Windows 8.1 not prompting for product key in OOBE

Im testing my new deployment evrything works fine, but ( after sysprep) at the oobe it doesnt ask for a product key? Even without an unattend file ? Anybody an idea what could be the problem?
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clone windows without sysprep

I have to clone a windows 7 system on a lab (I have a volume license for win OS). The Microsoft documentation tell me to prepare the windows source pc with sysprep before cloning the system, but... ...
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Customising Windows Metro Start tiles Sysprep (Windows 8.1 SL)

I am at my wits end trying to get a default start tiles to work. I am not sure because I am trying this on Windows 8.1 SL Whatever I do during post the OOBE on First logon the User set up runs and I ...
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Sysprep.exe completely missing on both of my Windows 7 64bit machines. How should I find a workaround?

The sysprep.exe file is simply missing on my Windows 7 64bit machine. I tried to find it on another computer, but it wasn't found there either. I can't understand it, because on a lot of forums and ...
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Copying Start Screen to all users, including uninstallation

I have lots of the shiny new Microsoft Surface Pro tablets that I'm to set up, and distribute to my staff. One of the Group Policies I have to enforce is to disable all use of the Microsoft Store, and ...
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HP EliteBook 800 Series immediately exits audit mode

I'm attempting to create an image for a client using audit mode on Windows 7 Professional. I booted the system and was given the typical OOBE welcome screen. I did the CTRL-Shift-F3 key combination to ...
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Sysprep copying user account detail - Need to avoid User Account

I have to Create WIM for Installation like OEM does. I have created reference image with third party apps and driver. I have used SYSPREP tool present in Win 7 by selecting Enter System ...
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Unattended (Sysprep) Windows Installation “cannot complete” error

I made an image in audit mode, sysprepped it, got the .WIM image, and inserted it into a bootable windows 7 DVD (install.wim). When run, setup completes but I get a "Windows cannot complete ...
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Sysprep 3.14 fatal error

I'm having a trouble with Sysprep and Windows 8.1. I pulled down an image to the same hardware it was captured from. The caputred image was in Audit mode. I updated the driver for the SATA controller ...
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Cannot exit audit mode after upgrade to Windows 8

I accidentally entered audit mode from OOBE after upgrading to Windows 8, and now i get this message: . How do i get my system back to usable state?
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How do you set O.E.M. System Information with a Sysprep Answer File?

There are a couple of entries in the Windows Registry involving hardware information that is pulled from the BIOS during the installation of Windows. These are stored in the following key: ...
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How to install Dell T3500 RAID Drivers via unattend.xml?

I work for a medium sized company and, due to the recent XP phaseout, we're rolling out Windows 7 on newer machines throughout the company. Unfortunately, we've had problems doing so as the computers ...
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Copy Drivers over to Windows 7

I recently replaced the motherboard for a Windows 7 system and even in safe mode boot it crashes right when it loads classpnp.sys. Do I need to some way manually copy the driver files over to the ...
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Sysprep RegDeleteKey Failed

Trying to sysprep a Windows 8.1 system and getting a fatal error. When I check setuperr.log It seems to be failing at Sysprep_Generalize_MountPointManager: RegDeleteKey Failed with error=2. From ...
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Maintain user proiles when using sysprep

We've created a customized Windows 8.1 Pro installation (including all the programs, settings, and additional user accounts we need). We'd like to deplay this image onto about 90 of our computers, so ...
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Windows 7, Drivers, Cloning and Sysprep

I have Windows 7 working on one machine but when I move it off to the new machine it crashes. If this is a driver issue do I need to download the drivers and install them first? Or do I install ...
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Windows 8.1 Enterprise Sysprep Error

I am Trying to sysprep my WIndows 8.1 enterprise (MSDN) and i get the following errors I have upgraded the Windows 8 to windows 8.1 and the machine contains all the configuration for VS 2012 and ...
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Boot directly to audit mode

I'm playing around with Windows Embedded Standard 8 here, and haven't quite gotten a hang of it all yet. My question is: how would I setup my answer file (in ICE), to go directly to audit mode after ...
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Attaching answer file to sysprep

Cloning Windows 7 is very confusing! I've read most of http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523212(v=ws.10).aspx and it's sub-topics, but I can't figure it out. When I run the sysprep, it ...
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re-sysprep'ing the master image of a windows 7 computer

If I have sysprep'ed a windows 7 master computer (i.e. a computer on which the original image is built), and then realise that I missed something out. How do I add what I missed out and re-sysprep ...
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Win7 + SysPrep + CloneZilla = lost settings

I've just cloned a PC (Win7 + SysPrep + CloneZilla) and after starting up the new clone, Win7 wants to be reactivated again and the video driver seems to be missing (as in the aero effect has ...
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Cloning Windows 7 with clonezilla - sysprep - with volume license key

In the passed, I have used clonezilla, sysprep and a volume licence keep to clone images to many computers. This was based on Windows XP. How about Windows 7 pro? Will the steps be exactly the ...
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sysprep base image in vmware vsphere for Windows OSs

What exactly does sysprep do and when should it be used? I deploy many VMs and VDIs by cloning other VMs or deploying from templates. I am working on updating the base images and have done all other ...
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Can you mount a .wim image using DISM?

I created a custom script to mount a sysprepped Windows 7 .wim image to a directory so I can edit a specific file in the image and then unmount it. The script seems to work just fine; however, each ...
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NTFS junctions fail after SysPrep

I have a system with numerous partitions across several physical disks. After a Windows SysPrep the drive letters are re-assigned (this is expected), so I have a script that re-letters them back to ...
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How to fix Internet Explorer 10 x64 sysprep using Microsoft MDT?

Windows 7 x64 fails at boot after sysprep when Internet Explorer 10 is installed. Many posts, like this one posted by sgennadi, give a registry workaround. Using WIM installation in Microsoft ...
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Autofill Product Key Windows Vista / 7

I am using sysprep to make a generic version of Windows and put it on a bunch of computers I am redoing for a customer. I plan to later develop more extensive images and go through the entire WAIK to ...
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Why did my sysprep for Windows 7 Professional come up as Ultimate when I rebooted? [closed]

I used sysprep for Windows 7 Professional. I don't even own Ultimate. When I rebooted my sysprepped machine, it came up as Ultimate. How can this happen? Is there a way to make it professional ...