Windows 10: Problem with Windows 10 unattended answer file?


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Nov 2017 #1

    Problem with Windows 10 unattended answer file?


    The problem with my answer is that following error message appears "Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting from the unattend answer file". Can someone help me with this problem? Can I somehow skip this product key part in the answer file?

    Here is my answer file.

    Code:
      <DiskConfiguration>
                    <Disk wcm:action="add">
                        <CreatePartitions>
                            <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Order>1</Order>
                                <Size>200</Size>
                                <Type>EFI</Type>
                            </CreatePartition>
                            <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Order>2</Order>
                                <Size>128</Size>
                                <Type>MSR</Type>
                            </CreatePartition>
                            <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Order>3</Order>
                                <Extend>true</Extend>
                                <Type>Primary</Type>
                            </CreatePartition>
                        </CreatePartitions>
                        <WillWipeDisk>true</WillWipeDisk>
                        <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                        <ModifyPartitions>
                            <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Extend>true</Extend>
                                <Format>NTFS</Format>
                                <Label>Windows</Label>
                                <Letter>C</Letter>
                                <Order>3</Order>
                                <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                            </ModifyPartition>
                            <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">
                                <Active>true</Active>
                                <Label>System</Label>
                                <Order>1</Order>
                                <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                            </ModifyPartition>
                        </ModifyPartitions>
                    </Disk>
                </DiskConfiguration>
                <ImageInstall>
                    <OSImage>
                        <InstallTo>
                            <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                            <PartitionID>3</PartitionID>
                        </InstallTo>
                        <InstallFrom>
                            <MetaData wcm:action="add">
                                <Key>/image/index</Key>
                                <Value>8</Value>
                            </MetaData>
                        </InstallFrom>
                    </OSImage>
                </ImageInstall>
                <UserData>
                    <AcceptEula>true</AcceptEula>
                </UserData>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" 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">
                <SetupUILanguage>
                    <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
                    <WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI>
                </SetupUILanguage>
                <InputLocale>sv-FI</InputLocale>
                <SystemLocale>sv-FI</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
                <UILanguageFallback>en-US</UILanguageFallback>
                <UserLocale>sv-FI</UserLocale>
            </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">
                <AutoLogon>
                    <Password>
                        <Value>MQBQAGEAcwBzAHcAbwByAGQA</Value>
                        <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                    </Password>
                    <Enabled>true</Enabled>
                    <LogonCount>5</LogonCount>
                    <Username>Administrator</Username>
                </AutoLogon>
                <ComputerName>Computer</ComputerName>
                <TimeZone>FLE Standard Time</TimeZone>
                <ProductKey>XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX</ProductKey>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="wow64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <StartPages>
                    <StartPage wcm:action="add">
                        <StartPageKey>1</StartPageKey>
                        <StartPageUrl>http:\\www.google.fi</StartPageUrl>
                    </StartPage>
                </StartPages>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <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">
                <FirstLogonCommands>
                    <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
                        <CommandLine>\Software\Silverlight_x64.exe /q</CommandLine>
                        <Order>1</Order>
                    </SynchronousCommand>
                </FirstLogonCommands>
                <OOBE>
                    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                    <HideLocalAccountScreen>true</HideLocalAccountScreen>
                    <HideOEMRegistrationScreen>true</HideOEMRegistrationScreen>
                    <HideOnlineAccountScreens>true</HideOnlineAccountScreens>
                    <NetworkLocation>Home</NetworkLocation>
                    <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
                    <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>
                    <SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE>
                </OOBE>
                <UserAccounts>
                    <LocalAccounts>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Password>
                                <Value>IABQAGEAcwBzAHcAbwByAGQA</Value>
                                <PlainText>false</PlainText>
                            </Password>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                            <Name>Admin</Name>
                            <DisplayName>Admin</DisplayName>
                        </LocalAccount>
                    </LocalAccounts>
                </UserAccounts>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:d:/system/wininstall/win10pro/install/sources/install.wim#Windows 10 Pro" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Nov 2017 #2

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    Hej Ken. Din svarfil antyder att du är också en Finlandsvensk. Välkommen till Ten Forums!


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    Hi Ken. Your answer file suggests that you are a fellow Finland Swede. Welcome to Ten Forums!


    Ken76 said: View Post
    The problem with my answer is that following error message appears [B]"Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting from the unattend answer file".
    That error is because there's no generic product key or MAK key in your answer file. It is obligatory in autounattend.xml answer file, the one that takes care of first phase of Windows setup, partitioning and installing.

    Please see step 3.9 in following tutorial for how to add key in answer file: Create media for automated unattended install of Windows 10

    Kari
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