Sysprep Win8+Office

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  1. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    Hi!, i'm trying to sysprep an image with windows 8 pro with office 2013 installed (and updated), but every time when i boot with usb to test install appears an error with the key (can not check the product key. Check your installation media), or "windows can not find the license terms"...

    The same image without office installs fine.


    Anyone have any idea why this happens?

    Thx
     
  2. Sliden

    Sliden MDL Junior Member

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  3. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    No, activation is not the problem.


    If sysprep a win8 updated + office 2013 updated the resulting install.wim size is above 6.3 GB (aprox). Is necesary split the image to SWM files to install, but before install windows, the installation program not recognize any serial (without ei.fg) or give me an error with the license terms (this occurs when try to install with ei.cfg)
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Could also us an DL-DVD (8.5GB)! Most of today's DVD Burner are DL (Double Layer) drives, so there shouldn't be an problem! But use quality Media's only!!

    Fat32 will not work because of it'e 4GB file size limitation, so a convert to NTFS has to be done.
     
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  5. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    on VM the image installs fine. In my pendrive (8 GB usb3.0) not.

    Tested converted to ntfs hours ago but have the problem that pendrve don't boot. BIOS not recognized it. In FAT32 no problem
     
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    Sliden MDL Junior Member

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    #6 Sliden, Feb 21, 2013
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    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Hope this will help..

     
  9. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    You may also want to try the setupcomplete.cmd method instead of the .wim method.
     
  10. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    1. It sounds you want to install your custon wim with normal setup routine. - If I'm right... huh... you didn't understand the way to deploy custom images. (only winpe + dism apply image, no setup)
    2. Imagex is deprecated. DISM has now the providers.
    If your usb doesn't boot I pretty sure you forgett about to mark your UFD active (as in diskpart described) easier is diskmgmgt.msc right click active for post actions.
     
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  11. parapher

    parapher MDL Senior Member

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    Interesting discussion. 6.1gb does sound a bit big, unless it's Windows x64 and Office x64 (which there is very little use to installing a 64-bit Office, so you may try 32-bit, if the case). Don't forget to run Disk Cleanup as Admin too (in the VM install) as that will take off a couple hundred MB in Win8 (cleans update backup files). Also, unless you have the need for that in a corporation or something, you can delete the hidden "MSO" folder on C:\ to get 500+mb back.
     
  12. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    Yes, but if you think only in updates Windows 8 downloads about 700 or 800 MB, Office 2013 has already aprox. 200 MB more. This adds 1 GB to the standard image.