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

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What services Sysprep needs to run?

I disabled many services that are completely useless for me, but I've got the fatal error during sysprep. I know, for example, that Windows Modules Installer is needed, but I don't know how many ...
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Run program once at first logon (Windows 10 sysprep)

I'm setting up a custom Windows 10 image, and I have a program that I need to run only once after I log in for the first time. I'm using sysprep, and I tried calling up the program using ...
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windows 10 sysprep - how to skip entering product key - enter hostname

1) Need to configure unattend.xml file to do not ask to enter the windows product key in the post-sysprep boot. And leave the product key blank. The only way I found to do this is by configuring ...
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Windows 10 Audit Mode - Remote desktop does not work

I am in the process of building a customized image for our developers. I have a virtual machine set up with windows 10 on it, and was hoping that I could enable Remote Desktop connections and allow a ...
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Is there a way after Sysprep the appx file I installed was still there and successfully works?

I installed appx file for current and provisioned for new user, they are successfully installed and works, but when after I Sysprep the application was not installed for new user, then going back to ...
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Preventing Windows XP sysprep automatic shutdown

I'm trying to image a Windows XP system (yes, I know...) for distribution to other machines. The software I plan to use to take the image is one that images a running system using the volume shadow ...
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Imaging Windows 7 with system image vs Sysprep

So in our environment we currently have a standard imaging procedure that uses audit mode and then syspreping the image and using ghost to save the image. We have a new guy trying to get us to use ...
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Cloning sysprepped factory Windows 10 HDD to smaller SSD before first boot

I have ordered a new laptop computer with Windows 10. It comes with a 1TB HDD. I would like to clone the drive and move it to a 256GB SSD before first boot. This way, I can maintain the sysprepped ...
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Cygwin login fails using WinSCP under restored MS Windows Sysprep Image

Cygwin login fails using WinSCP under restored MS Windows Sysprep Image . Any clue why is it?
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Usb flash drives doesn't recognised after Sysprep

I've changed mobo and cpu on a computer. Before change mobo and cpu I've run sysprep.exe. Everything works fine but now my computer doesn't recognise external drives and usb flash drives. Any ideas ...
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No keyboard / mouse after Sysprep

I've changed mobo and CPU on a computer. Before change mobo and cpu I've run sysprep.exe. When I start the computer, keyboard and mouse works fine in the bios but when windows is launched, there is ...
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Moving the ProgramData directory in Windows 10 on install

AS detailed in this guide: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1964-users-folder-move-location-windows-10-a.html, I've moved my Users directory from the default C:\Users to D:\Users. I used this answer ...
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Create custom windows image from audit mode

Hi I'm trying to create a custom Windows 10 installation with some preinstalled software that I can deploy on multiple pcs. What I've done so far: Installed Windows 10 on a new machine, entered ...
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Move hard drive without using sysprep?

I have a broken PC running Windows 8.1 which wont start anymore - it's just a PSU problem. I do have a some other hardware which I could move the hard disks to. Because I can't power the original PC, ...
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Backup to VM strategy: sysprep doubts

I'm considering this strategy: backing up an old, but important computer to a VM, doing a P2V conversion. I would use Hyper-V and the conversion would be done with SysInternals Disk2VHD utility. The ...
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Windows 7 sysprep during deploying error

I have deployed a windows 7 syspreped image at several machines without any issue.However at a specific machine I am getting errors.The log is 2015-11-05 15:46:56, Error [...
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Error Doing Sysprep with Generalize for Windows 10 Enterprise VM inside hyper-v on Windows 2008R2

Doing a sysprep on a brand new Windows 10 Enterprise RTM machine on Hyper-V 2012R2 works fine, however if you create a brand new Windows 10 VM on Hyper-V 2008R2, go into audit mode and immediately try ...
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Custom Windows installation and recovery partition with sysprep?

So I do know about the audit mode of Windows, sysprep.exe, and the Windows System Image Manager to create unattended answer files. I already used these tools to setup my new Windows 10 installation, ...
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Capture Win7 Image- SCCM vs Sysprep & imageX

I've always used Sysprep/image X to capture a Windows 7 iamge: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preparing-an-image-using-sysprep-and-imagex.aspx However my new job uses SCCM Task sequence ...
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sysprep /generalize a domain controller

I have a Windows Server 2012 in a XenCenter virtual machine. The image is prepared as an IIS server and AD domain controller. The domain contains that single server only, but the AD will be ...
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Server 2012 R2 First run after sysprep did not prompt for new administrator password

I want to know how I can change the User Profile account while the image is restoring when creating a new VM (while setting up the VM). I had created the image using sysprep and restored it to the ...
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Win7 sysprep /generalize causes failure: “Windows could not complete the installation”

Been trying to get myself some experience doing deployments on some old hard drives I have laying around. I install Windows 7 x64 on a reference machine, and log in with audit mode (Ctrl+Shift+F3 at ...
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Tasks before capturing your OS

In addition to one of my previous questions how to make an Unattended Windows 8.1 installation ISO, I had the following thought; lets say, your wanting to make a custom Windows installation for a ...
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Customize and sysprep modern.ie virtual machines say for VirtualBox?

Has anyone done this or know if possible and the steps? MS has VMs for testing IE on modern.ie site. They're clean base images one extract and imports into VM software of choice like VirtualBox to ...
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Does Sysprep require the same Service Pack Level on the .clg file with Windows 7 Pro.?

I have a Windows 7 Pro. 64bit DVD. I am using sysprep. The machine I want to sysprep is Windows 7 Pro. 64bit SP1. My DVD to get the .clg catalog file off of is not SP!, just Windows 7 Pro. 64bit. ...
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How do I sysprep a computer image [closed]

I'm new to sysprep. I am deploying an image to ~15 computers. I took one of the computers, wiped the hard drive, and created an image. I'm concerned because I'm not sure if I was supposed to sysprep ...
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Imaging a Windows 7 system to run with a specific account

I am using the Microsoft imaging and sysprep tools to create an image which shall run, after copying to a disk, with a specific user. Call it userx. This user shall be configured with customisations ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...