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Re: Vista Mini-setup answer file error after Sysprep

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Old 07-17-2009
Zaphod Beeblebrox
 

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Re: Vista Mini-setup answer file error after Sysprep

"Chad Skinner" <Chad Skinner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:A609EFF6-318D-425F-AFEC-60FD66F3A9EC@microsoft.com...
> Using WAIK WSIM 6.1.7100 to create an answer file for the
> mini-setup. I'm
> using Vista SP2 that I got from my MSDN Account Free Build 342266
> and the
> lincense key from my account. After I customize my image:
> sysprep /generalize /oobe /reboot /unattend:myanswerfile.xml
>
> I get an error "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on
> this
> computer's hardware" about 80% of the way through mini-setup. From
> what I
> understand this is exactly the situation it should work?!?
>
> My answer file:


<snip>

Since it sounds like a driver problem, you might try setting the
answerfile to keep all the installed drivers so that Vista doesn't
re-detect and re-install them.You do that using the
PersistAllDeviceInstalls property of the Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep
component in the generalize pass, like this:

<settings pass="generalize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep"
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">
<PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>
</component>
</settings>

Hope this helps.

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Old 07-17-2009
Chad Skinner
 

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Re: Vista Mini-setup answer file error after Sysprep
ZB,
Thanks for the response, I think I figured it out. Being this is the first
time using ImageX I negelected a very important step which is formatting the
drive before imaging the system. What was happening is some of the license
information (or sysprep data, not sure which yet) was not wiped out by ImageX
as it doesn't care as long as there is not a conflict.

Thanks,
Chad


"Zaphod Beeblebrox" wrote:

>
> "Chad Skinner" <Chad Skinner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:A609EFF6-318D-425F-AFEC-60FD66F3A9EC@microsoft.com...
> > Using WAIK WSIM 6.1.7100 to create an answer file for the
> > mini-setup. I'm
> > using Vista SP2 that I got from my MSDN Account Free Build 342266
> > and the
> > lincense key from my account. After I customize my image:
> > sysprep /generalize /oobe /reboot /unattend:myanswerfile.xml
> >
> > I get an error "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on
> > this
> > computer's hardware" about 80% of the way through mini-setup. From
> > what I
> > understand this is exactly the situation it should work?!?
> >
> > My answer file:

>
> <snip>
>
> Since it sounds like a driver problem, you might try setting the
> answerfile to keep all the installed drivers so that Vista doesn't
> re-detect and re-install them.You do that using the
> PersistAllDeviceInstalls property of the Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep
> component in the generalize pass, like this:
>
> <settings pass="generalize">
> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep"
> 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">
> <PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>
> </component>
> </settings>
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> --
> Zaphod
>
> "The best Bang since the Big One" - Eccentrica Gallumbits
>
>
>

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