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Windows 7: Does Sysprep Copy profile work or not?

10 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional
Does Sysprep Copy profile work or not?

I am trying to sysprep a test machine since we will have to be switching to windows 7. I have done a clean install of windows 7 and the only thing I am putting into the WAIK answer file is copy profile=true in specialize pass. However I cannot get it to work at all. I get an error about not being able to parse the xml file then pc says computer restarted unexpectedly click OK to restart computer and install windows. This of course causes a boot loop.

I have followed Microsoft's instructions and basically every tutorial on the net. I have had to reformat and install Windows 7 no joke 8 times.

Does this actually work or should I just forget it.

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26 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Anyone who also has tis problem, i'm trying to solve this but searching the net there was no solution available.
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26 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Sysprep a Windows 7 Machine

It works fine, if you do it right.
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26 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i've managed to solve the problem. For some reasen my development computer was not in audit mode anymore. Luckily I had a snapshot in my virtual pc so I could go easily back. I sysprepped the machine and the error was gone!

I can confirm the copyprofile parameter works like a charm!

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06 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
Apologies for bump

I had a similar issue to this, in that sysprep couldn't parse my answerfile.


Save unattend.xml in notepad (type the full name and extension), select filetype *.* All Files and change the encoding to UTF-8.
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