Windows 10: Win10 Tech Preview 14385 and sysprep

  1.    11 Jul 2016 #1

    Win10 Tech Preview 14385 and sysprep


    Hello,

    I downloaded the win10 tech preview to see if I would be able to sysprep the machine, and I was able to.

    Looks like Windows may have fixed the issue where Windows sees a upgrade/update as a new OS and does not allow sysprep to run.

    Hopefully this will also work in the final release.
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  2. Posts : 12,396
    Windows 10 Pro
       11 Jul 2016 #2

    vs2015sv said: View Post
    Hello,

    I downloaded the win10 tech preview to see if I would be able to sysprep the machine, and I was able to.

    Looks like Windows may have fixed the issue where Windows sees a upgrade/update as a new OS and does not allow sysprep to run.

    Hopefully this will also work in the final release.
    A bit confused, I have to ask what kind of issues you've had with Sysprep? I've played with it since the first preview build back in October 2014 and apart from one early build, 10xxx something, Sysprep has worked in all of them.

    Sysprepping an in-place upgraded Windows, and again upgrading a sysprepped Windows has been a minor issue with extremely easy and fast workaround (see last part named Upgrade, Step 2 in this tutorial for the mentioned workaround: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums).

    Now in last few builds even that workaround is no longer necessary. However, since Vista it has been possible to sysprep an in-place upgraded Windows using the easy workaround told above.

    On the machine I am typing this message I have build 14385 Education, image highly customized in Audit Mode and then sysprepped on a Hyper-V virtual machine on another computer, then deployed to this one. No issues whatsoever. Tutorial: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

    Kari
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    12 Jul 2016 #3

    Only issue I had was when going from the Win10 October build to TH2 via Window's updates. The system would not let you sysprep the machine because it appeared as a upgraded OS.
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  4. Posts : 12,396
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Jul 2016 #4

    OK. That's history now, although even then you could have used the workaround registry edits I mentioned to get it sysprepped.

    A sysprep enthusiast and fan myself, I like the way it works now
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    12 Jul 2016 #5

    I agree.
    I just did not want to have to edit the registry and hoped Microsoft fixed the issue in later build, which it appears that they did!
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  6. Posts : 12,396
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Jul 2016 #6

    MS has changed the way system sees upgrades in a very profound way.

    A good example is if you have your Users folder completely relocated with sysprep to another drive than C:. Until a build in 105XX series you had to relocate Users folder back to C: before upgrading, then relocate it back to another drive.

    Now Windows does not care where the Users folder is located, upgrade works without issues.
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