Windows 8 unattend setup

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by renezh, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. renezh

    renezh MDL Novice

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    just in case you guys would like to run the unattend setup you might stuck at this point:
    "Windows cannot read the <Productkey>" (sth like that)
    Some recommend to active floppy drive in case you install Win8 on a vmware.
    Right solution is that: in \sources simply the ei.cfg is missing.

    create it by copying:

    [EditionID]
    Prerelease
    [Channel]
    OEM
    [VL]
    0


    cheers

    rené
     
  2. ViditM14

    ViditM14 MDL Junior Member

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    This Is Not the RIGHT Solution. A Windows 7/8/8.1 Installer Can Run PERFECTLY Without the "ei.cfg" File. Many People Have Posted Uncountable Posts on Removing this File to Unlock Other SKUs. The Right Method is to Simply Make/Correct the File "Autounattended.xml" File Located in the ROOT of The Windows Setup. Try it Yourself...
     
  3. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    @ViditM14

    You do realize that the post is 2 years old?
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    about time someone answered it then!!!

    :wish: