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Windows 7: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep

22 May 2016   #160
mrshirazi

Windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Kari

I need to remove Default Driver from Image.wim file.How can i remove default Driver from image file for windows 7?

please, help me. Thanks


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21 Sep 2016   #161
Rhothgar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've decided to take the plunge and am already stuck!

This is because:-

a) I am nowhere near as clever as Kari
b) the original article was written, I believe, prior to some updating issues from Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 onwards.

So I am trying to work around installing KB3020369 & KB3125574 & KB3172605 and all updates since so that the image will be the most up-to-date and then and only then start at Step 5 Installing software for all users.

My first issue came at the net use command prompt Step 4. I have the KB installers located on drive E of the same PC I am attempting to make the image on.

So what I have done is:-

After installing KB3020369, I have rebooted and gone through the Sysprep step to Enter Sysprep Mode, Quit and click OK.

I am installing KB3125574 and will reboot again and go through Enter Sysprep Mode, Quit and OK for each and every piece of software where it either:-

c) requires it or,
d) until such time as I installed all updates, drivers, etceteras and have installed all software I want in the base image.

My fear at this point is I am only guessing that this is the correct method of getting to a stage where all updates are installed and hoping that I am not wasting my time only to find later it somehow fails the Sysprep stage.

I make this comment only because I have had to reinstall Windows 7 for the 5th/6th time in the last week due to some intermittent seemingly unknown software/hardware issue and my mental energy is at an all-time low (see my other recent threads if interested).

Hopefully this will work. Sevenforums is the best Windows resource I have ever come across. Absolutely amazing and frequented by amazing people like Kari! Thanks for all your tutorials.

EDIT:

I see that Step 5 mentions Windows Update after talking about installing general software you want user to have access to after deployment.

So far! So good! It doesn't seem to have an adverse effect that I have chosen to do updates before software. I will run updates again after.
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1 Week Ago   #162
ntd252

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I have used audit mode and tried to run the command line to quit audit mode but i got an error "A fatal error occurred while trying to Sysprep the machine."
The solution for this problem by microsoft is to rebuild windows image.
I use the audit mode to install updates and softwares just to know what this mode is but not intend to create an image. I dont understand why MS says "because Windows Licensing program has run more than three times in a single windows image".
How can I do to fix the problem without creating an image because i dont have extended drive or many space to do it now?
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1 Week Ago   #163
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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