Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Atari800XL, Aug 1, 2015.
Also had problems with sysprep gave up eventually. I was trying to force a sysprep on a not so clean install and it had big issues.
I'm not an expert at sysprep but this is what I did and it worked fine.
-Ran clean install of Enterprise x64
-After install finished it rebooted and when it prompted for first input I pressed: CTRL+SHIFT+F3
-The PC rebooted and entered audit mode
-I installed all my programs that I wanted to and changed a few settings (one of them was disabling telemetry). During this time I even rebooted a few times and it came right back into audit mode like it should.
-After I finished everything I wanted to I shut down and booted into my Norton Ghost CD to clone the system in audit mode. This is good as you don't have to worry about the limited rearm count and can always update the sysprep easily.
-When clone finished I rebooted into audit mode and selected "OOBE with Generalize" from the sysprep window. It did its thing and rebooted normally into OOBE.
Sysprep worked fine for me using this method just like it has on prior windows. As I said previously, I use it in a very basic way but it did work fine.
I'm having no issues with sysprep. I too am setting up the PC up in Audit mode.
Some things just don't work fully when your logged in as administrator...
Use unattend.xml with skip rearm so you don't blow up your rearms?
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All your steps are sound. Is there a reason for installing through Win8PESE?
Win8PESE would have some pre-installed drivers that won't be available upon restart of your OS. Just a thought.
My win7 & win81 images are pretty much fully updated so I don't bother implementing updates from Audit mode anymore.
Win10 is still so new that I do integrate them offline from WinPE. Once it matures a bit I'll treat win10 the same...