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

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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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VMWare Workstation - Virtual Network Editor

Is there any way to add and remove Virtual Networks without using the Virtual Network Editor tool in Workstation 10? Eventually I would like to modify these network settings with a script. Is there ...
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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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Autostart applications don't start during first boot after sysprep on Windows 8

I'm running an autotest application that involves sysprepping Windows. What I've noticed (specifically on Windows 8) is that after sysprep is done and the machine finally boots up, none of the ...
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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 ...
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Moving an OS installation to new hardware? [closed]

When hardware eventually goes bust, it would for my use cases nearly always be the best thing if I could just plug the old harddisk (or, if that one was broken, a new harddisk with the backup disk ...
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Why does my VM hang on “Windows is loading files…” during a sysprep and capture task sequence?

My nice, well crafted reference machine will not boot at all! I'm trying to run a sysprep and capture task sequence (MDT 2010 and WDS off server 2012). I ran litetouch.vbs off the deployment share ...
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sysprep generalize when upgrading motherboard or changing SATA mode

This is my first post here and was looking for a possible solution to my question. I have been using sysprep generalize when upgrading motherboards, or switching SATA mode operations from IDE - AHCI ...
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What kind of “personalisation” does sysprep remove exactly?

I intend to move all data from my old laptop to a new one. I will be following "method 3" from this guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html ...
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Sysprep could not complete

I recently had to change the SID on my virtual machine. After a reboot I got this error message: I opened the Microsoft Management console (Shift+F10 ยป mmc) and head over to user and local computer ...
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Problems with Sysprep

I was on Windows 8 until sometime ago, then my HDD port broke and i had to change for something like... Ubuntu bootable live DVD, i used it to manage the creation of something smaller to get into a ...
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Can I use sysprep to fix a booting BSOD when migrating a Windows 7 VHD to another computer?

I have Windows 7 installed on a VHD file(win7eng.vhd) on my computer A. Also, I have computer B that have a copy of Win7 installed physically. Recently, I tried to copy win7eng.vhd to my computer B ...
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customize windows 7 profile in domain

I'm having trouble understanding the process to customize the default profile. how can i make certain changes that can only be made while the computer is member of a domain and copy it later to the ...
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imaging Windows XP

We have a number of old gateway computers that came with Windows XP. We would like to make an image of one of these machines to speed up repairs on all the rest. Will running sysprep on windows XP ...
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Creating Images for OS deployment

We are looking to start creating images of our workstations to use when deploying workstations or to speed up restorations of existing workstations. I've been doing some research into this and the ...
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Does a sysprepped install modify the boot record of other drives?

If I install W7 with only that drive attached to computer A and sysprep the installation, when I plug the disk into computer B where I want to run it (and change it to first boot disk in bios) will it ...
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Error sysprepping Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day trial

I am using the Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day trial to evaluate the latest version of Windows for a private school. The way I work is that I use sysprep to prepare an generalized image, then I clone it ...