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Windows 7: Install-Update-Sysprep vs Slipstream Updates

03 May 2016   #1
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 
Install-Update-Sysprep vs Slipstream Updates

Does anyone have any experience using the sysprep procedure detailed here to create an updated install image? If so, any known drawbacks vs slipstreaming updates to a mounted install.wim with DISM?


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03 May 2016   #2
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

I have not slipstreamed into current software loaded image of PC.
I prefer to slipstream into OS of your choice ISO then burn or load to USB.
Then the OS is useable to load on any PC with all updates till the time of creation.
You can even choose to leave out Optional's or add IE 11.
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04 May 2016   #3
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

The sysprep method results in a hardware independent install.wim just like the slipstream method, but it allows much more control over customization. I've already done some tests and as far as I can tell it works great; I'm just fishing for others' experiences.
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05 May 2016   #4
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

As far as I can tell the sysprep method works exactly as advertised. Starting with a clean install, I applied most updates thru Windows Update, installed 7-zip, a custom keymap (because I'm a lunatic and learned to touch type on Carpalx), WMF 4, and made some non-user-specific registry tweaks. I was able to use the resulting install.wim to install to a completely different set of hardware.

I suppose I'll go ahead and mark this solved.
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