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  1.    15 Aug 2016 #1191
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    From TF video archives: Aero Shake in Windows 10.
    OK so I never knew you could do that...
    ...
    ... but why would you want to?

    I just looked it up, and it seems WindowsKey+Home does the same trick.
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  2.    15 Aug 2016 #1192
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    Nice Cliff. That is an easy way to resize it!
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  3.    16 Aug 2016 #1193
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Nice Cliff. That is an easy way to resize it!
    Thanks simrick
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  4.    17 Aug 2016 #1194
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    Because this is no newbie stuff requiring some knowledge of the topic in tutorial it was posted, I thought it could be better to post a quote from that thread instead of just a video. Tutorial: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    OK, somewhat delayed but here is a Windows 10 version 1607 customization video, everything done exactly as told in this tutorial. Please notice that this video is not a walkthrough guide, it requires you to know about the process or at least that you have read the tutorial and / or watched the two videos in it.

    Video has no narration but the text overlays should be informative enough for you to understand. I wanted to make this as short as possible just to show how well it works, I promise I will make a complete walkthrough video for version 1607 in near future.

    In this video I will do the following:
    • Install Windows and boot to Audit Mode
    • Update Windows, install language packs (optional)
    • When fully updated, restart to Audit Mode
    • Install software, customize desktop, File Explorer, Start
    • Sysprep with answer file shown under video, with specific OEM information, relocating Users folder to drive D: and copying my customizations to default user profile
    • Capture the Windows image with Macrium Reflect

    As sysprep was done with /generalize switch the image is hardware independent and can then be restored / deployed to any machine capable of running Windows 10. Instead of clean installing each machine, customizing them and installing all software on them I simply need less than 20 minutes to deploy the image. Fully customized and personalized Windows 10 with all software installed in less time I would need for a clean install.



    I used this answer file in project shown in video:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="oobeSystem">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <FolderLocations>
                    <ProfilesDirectory>D:\Users</ProfilesDirectory>
                </FolderLocations>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="specialize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <OEMInformation>
                    <Logo>C:\Windows\System32\oemlogo.bmp</Logo>
                    <Manufacturer>Ten Forums</Manufacturer>
                    <Model>TFPC-1</Model>
                    <SupportHours>24/7</SupportHours>
                    <SupportPhone>+44 123 456 7890</SupportPhone>
                    <SupportURL>https://www.tenforums.com</SupportURL>
                </OEMInformation>
                <ComputerName>MyRig</ComputerName>
                <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
                <OEMName>Ten Forums</OEMName>
                <RegisteredOrganization>Ten Forums</RegisteredOrganization>
                <RegisteredOwner>Kari</RegisteredOwner>
            </component>
        </settings>
    </unattend>

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 18 Aug 2016 at 05:50.
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  5.    18 Aug 2016 #1195
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    Maybe one day I will be able to use this method....you sure make it look easy.
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  6.    18 Aug 2016 #1196
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    It is easy.

    Something else that's easy, at least to me is the choice: do I want to (A) go trough a clean install with customizations and software installations individually on each machine, every time I need to reinstall, or (B) use less time what a clean install alone takes to deploy a fully customized Windows with all my software already installed?
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  7.    18 Aug 2016 #1197
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    It is easy.

    Something else that's easy, at least to me is the choice: do I want to (A) go trough a clean install with customizations and software installations individually on each machine, every time I need to reinstall, or (B) use less time what a clean install alone takes to deploy a fully customized Windows with all my software already installed?
    I know what you mean. I guess I just can't wrap my head around how I would do it with my setup.
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  8.    18 Aug 2016 #1198
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    It starts with really utilizing Hyper-V. I do all my deployment images in Hyper-V.

    In your case, knowing you know Macrium, it would be easy to do a test on one machine:
    • Make a full backup image of your host / test machine to be able to restore it if something goes unexpected
    • Create a new Hyper-V vm, Generation 1 if the host / test machine is BIOS / MBR, Generation 2 if UEFI / GPT, remembering that the primary VHD on vm must be at max the same size as test machine's primary HDD or rather a bit smaller
    • Install Windows 10 without key, follow the tut to boot to Audit Mode and do the customizing and software installs (remember: as Windows will be not activated when in Audit Mode, all personalization options in Settings are disabled; you need to create theme packages on another machine and then for example upload them to OneDrive and on customization vm download and apply them)
    • Sysprep, use Macrium to capture the image
    • Boot host / test machine with Macrium boot disk / USB, restore the image

    That's it.
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  9.    19 Aug 2016 #1199
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    Last edited by Kari; 20 Aug 2016 at 06:21.
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  10.    19 Aug 2016 #1200
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    Good one Kari

    You get a Thumbs up thumbnail
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