Multi-OEM/Retail Project {MRP} - Mk3

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  1. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    After a few days break i have resumed working on the projects.

    Mrp code adjusted to show KiB/MiB units like the qt will on the next release.

    No new options at moment added.
     
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  2. luisfernando84

    luisfernando84 MDL Novice

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    Good night. I put the $OEM $ folder inside the sources folder, but the theme is not being applied, nor is the computer information (brand, model) being displayed on the System, is it a fault?
    I tested it in W10, in W7 the same thing happens. Sorry, I'm Brazilian, I used the Google translator
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Are the project log files present on c:\? If yes, please post the content here, in code tags:)
     
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  4. luisfernando84

    luisfernando84 MDL Novice

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    Hello. Unfortunately there is no log file at the root of c: \
     
  5. Enthousiast

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    Then the project didn't run, did you use the ei.cfg, provided by the project folders?
     
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  7. luisfernando84

    luisfernando84 MDL Novice

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    #6087 luisfernando84, Jul 22, 2020
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    No, I never used it. Where do I find to download? I always used it just by putting the $OEM$ folder inside Sources and it always worked. In the case of W10, won't using ei.cfg prevent the installer from using the correct version of Windows when reading the serial in the UEFI BIOS?
     
  8. Enthousiast

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    Code:
    SummerSun_M127.0BL_Compiled_10th_July_2020>tree /a /f
    |   ! IMPORTANT - Read Me.txt
    |   !Changelog.txt
    |
    +---$OEM$
    |   \---$$
    |       \---Setup
    |           \---Scripts
    |                   DeCompile.exe
    |                   OEM's.7z
    |                   OOBE.cmd
    |
    +---MRPConfigCreator
    |       !ReadMe.txt
    |       MRPConfigCreator_v32.0.Exe
    |       MRPConfigCreator_v32.0.Exe.sha
    |
    \---Optional
        |   ! Info About Images.txt
        |   ! OEM's_Used_in_CustomTheme_section.txt
        |   ! WinTel_Readme.txt
        |   WinTel.cmd
        |
        +---Misc_ExtraScripts
        |   |   __README__.txt
        |   |
        |   +---General_All_Kernels
        |   |       AllowBurnImageToDisc.cmd
        |   |       AllowInternetProbing.cmd
        |   |       AllowOSUpgrades.cmd
        |   |       AllowRemoteAssistanceConnections.cmd
        |   |       ChangeComputerName.cmd
        |   |       ChangeComputerName_ReadMe.txt
        |   |       ChangeModelName.cmd
        |   |       ContextMenus_CommandPrompt.cmd
        |   |       ContextMenus_PShellPrompt.cmd
        |   |       ContextMenu_ControlPanel.cmd
        |   |       ContextMenu_CopyMoveTo.cmd
        |   |       ContextMenu_TakeOwnership.cmd
        |   |       Desktop_Icons.cmd
        |   |       Desktop_Icons_ReadMe.txt
        |   |       EnableConnectNowWizard.cmd
        |   |       Remove-Admin-Tools-CTMenu.cmd
        |   |       Remove-CMD-CTMenu.cmd
        |   |       Remove-ManagePowerPlans-CTMenu.cmd
        |   |       Remove-PShell-CTMenus.cmd
        |   |       Revert_AboutWindowsCT.cmd
        |   |       Revert_Deletion_Option_To_OS_Defaults.cmd
        |   |       Revert_SSDTweaks.cmd
        |   |       VerboseWindows.cmd
        |   |       WLanService.cmd
        |   |       WLanService_ReadMe.txt
        |   |
        |   +---Windows10_Kernels
        |   |       Allow_7GB_WU_Reserve.cmd
        |   |       Allow_Add-a-Phone_Feature.cmd
        |   |       Enable_Advanced_Clipboard_History.cmd
        |   |       Fix-WinL-Lockscreen.cmd
        |   |       RestoreTitleBarColorsToDefaults.reg
        |   |       Restore_EditWithPaint3D_ContextMenu.cmd
        |   |       Restore_EditWithPhotos_ContextMenu.cmd
        |   |       RevertBlurEffect19H1Plus.cmd
        |   |       RevertHideDefender.cmd
        |   |       RevertMeteredConnections.cmd
        |   |       RevertReFS_RegistrySwitch.cmd
        |   |       RevertTooltipsToToastNotifications.cmd
        |   |       RevertWUDriverBlocks.cmd
        |   |       Revert_BatteryTimeRemaining.cmd
        |   |       Revert_Library_Folders_Removal-W10.cmd
        |   |       Revert_Push-and-Toast_Notifications.cmd
        |   |       Show_Insider_Page_In_Settings.cmd
        |   |       TurnONAppsSharing.cmd
        |   |       W10-Reset-and-Re-register_WU_Components.cmd
        |   |       W10BlockAdverts.cmd
        |   |       W10BlockAdverts_ReadMe.txt
        |   |
        |   +---Windows8.x-10_General
        |   |       EnableStoreAutoUpdating.cmd
        |   |       NetworkCategory-ContextMenu.cmd
        |   |       RevertUnPinStore.cmd
        |   |
        |   \---Windows8.x_Kernels
        |           W8.x-Default-ThickBorders.cmd
        |           W8.x-ThinBorders.cmd
        |
        +---Retail.txt-PID.txt-ei.cfg
        |   |   !ReadMe.txt
        |   |   PID.txt
        |   |   Retail.txt
        |   |
        |   +---[vista-win7 only]
        |   |       !ReadMe.txt
        |   |       ei.cfg
        |   |
        |   \---[win8.x-win10 only]
        |           !ReadMe.txt
        |           ei.cfg
        |
        +---Servers
        |       !Server-ReadMe.txt
        |       RevertLockLogScreenPolicy.cmd
        |
        +---vista - optional
        |   \---Autounattend xml - optional
        |           Autounattend.xml
        |           Functions of this Autounattend.xml.txt
        |           How To - add optional Autounattend.xml.jpg
        |
        +---win10 - optional
        |   |   !ReadMe_for_ei.cfg_file.txt
        |   |   ei.cfg
        |   |
        |   \---Autounattend.xml - optional
        |           Autounattend.xml
        |           Functions of this Autounattend.xml.txt
        |           How To - add optional Autounattend.xml.jpg
        |
        +---win7 - optional
        |   \---Autounattend.xml - optional
        |           Autounattend.xml
        |           Functions of this Autounattend.xml.txt
        |           How To - add optional Autounattend.xml.jpg
        |
        \---win8.x - optional
            |   !ReadMe_For_ei.cfg_File.txt
            |   ei.cfg
            |
            \---Autounattend.xml - optional
                    Autounattend.xml
                    Functions of this Autounattend.xml.txt
                    How To - add optional Autounattend.xml.jpg
    
    Code:
     +---win10 - optional
        |   |   !ReadMe_for_ei.cfg_file.txt
        |   |   ei.cfg
     
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  9. luisfernando84

    luisfernando84 MDL Novice

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    In the case of W10, won't using ei.cfg prevent the installer from using the correct version of Windows when reading the serial in the UEFI BIOS?
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The ei.cfg is as generic as can be, it enables the selection of any available SKU from the ISO.
     
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  11. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    The ei.cfg file is usually used for windows 8.x/10 more so to allow selecting the Edition to install instead of the Windows Setup automatically detecting the MSDM table's key and setting the Edition via that and totally bypassing the normal oobe stage. Which will show the symptoms you have, ie the project not being ran.

    However on Windows 7 the ei.cfg operates in a different way and only if the ei.cfg has a specified Edition set within then only that Edition will be installed BUT the oobe stage should be ran with or without the ei.cfg as a MSDM table is ignored.

    Now if your device originally came with win8.x/10 and you install win7 that uses the windows 10 setup files, to make it work on later hardware etc, then that setup might detect the MSDM table and attempt to install with that key, but obviously it will fail as it not for win7, but the oobe stage may get ignored like it would if you was installing 8.x/10 on that device.

    That is rare that would happen but it has on one of my test installs when i installed 7 via the w10 setup files so i could install 7 with a esd instead of wim, due to all the updates etc made it too large for FAT32, i didnt use the ei.cfg file that had the _default edition marker and the install ignored the project/oobe stage as the setup attempted to use the MSDM table and confused everything. :D

    If you had extracted the $OEM$ folder from the archive 'as it is' and placed that in the Sources folder of your iSO/DVD -- it must NOT be on the root of the ISO/DVD as it is ONLY detected via the setup.exe if it is within the Sources folder.
     
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  12. luisfernando84

    luisfernando84 MDL Novice

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    I'll test, anything I'll talk about again, thanks for now
     
  13. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    i know some information could be lost in translation, but i hope the general idea is able to be worked out. :)
     
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  14. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    I have limited time to reply at moment as i am at work - sneaked off for a break :D

    Hopefully you can get the project to work again.
     
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  15. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    Another point is if you are using any (Auto)Unattend.xml or even a Gen2 ISO as those can upset how the project works.

    The MRP is designed to be used on standard ISO/Images, NTlite/MSMG edited ones should be ok, although it cannot be 100% guaranteed as some options in the MRP may require some items that have been removed etc via those 'slimming OS' programs.
     
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  16. luisfernando84

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    In the case of W10, I am using the original image downloaded with the media creation tool (MS), MRP has always worked, only in the latest versions has it stopped working. I'm not using any (Auto) Unattend.xml
     
  17. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    :g: Not sure why it is not working...

    I have used the MCTool and created the latest version of w10 and MRP works as normal. I use en-GB but i doubt language is the problem here.

    I only mentioned the (Auto) unattend xml or using Gen2 ISO's just in case that was being used and something within that had caused the failure.

    At moment i cannot think what is causing the non running of the project.

    +at work (again) so not much time to do much until tomorrow when i get home.
     
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  18. Enthousiast

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  19. Dubioza Kolektiv

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    I only use GEN2 ISO and MRP and have never had any problems. I constantly use Win 10 with an integrated office. MRP always works.
     
  20. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    I always had problems with Gen2 Iso's - there again that was before i took over this project when i used those, as i was lazy and my experience with DISM was miserable and @Enthousiast has seen one of my efforts once via teamviewer a long time ago too, so he can confirm i messed up so many times :D:D

    Gen2 may of changed how things are done on the later builds so it all works, i am usually worried that something that was removed or edited in some way that the project has failures which is harder to trace back if the reporter not mention which iso they used.

    I still have the disclaimer about using a modified image/iso just to cover things for the project. :)
     
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