[Solved] Windows 8 AIO unattended install question

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  1. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    #1 cocachris89, Jan 10, 2014
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    Hi everyone,

    I have created a Windows 8 AIO iso using this method. I also have an ei.cfg like this on the ISO:

    Code:
    [Channel]
    Retail
    
    [VL]
    0
    The versions I have on it are:


    • Windows 8 x86
    • Windows 8 Pro x86
    • Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x86
    • Windows 8 Enterprise x86
    • Windows 8 x64
    • Windows 8 Pro x64
    • Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64
    • Windows 8 Enterprise x64

    The AIO works great, however when I add an unattended install file, I'm only able to select Windows 8 Pro x86 or x64 and no other version is available. Shouldn't I be able to choose which version?

    I'm just curious as to why or what may be causing this, and if there is a solution.

    Attached is the unattended install file I've used; I had to change it to a .txt file because MDL doesn't accept .xml.
     

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  2. Tito

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  3. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    was worthless, erased it, forgot that part
    not sure, could be ei.cfg they know better in the aio guides
     
  4. geobot

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  5. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    lol, yes Tito, I use autounattend, just thought i'd shorten it.

    Its a generic KMS trial key. If thats not allowed then I'll remove it.
     
  6. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    The key is entered in the autounattend i think. Therefore, only that edition will be seen. Either use <key></key>, remove that portion altogether, or use multiple autounattend files with each key..
     
  7. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    ha, stupid me. The key entered is a KMS key for the Pro version; I just tried another one and that was the problem. Murphys law always gets you :rolleyes: