Windows 10: Create Provisioning Package in Windows 10  

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
  1.    14 Aug 2015 #10

    DavidY said: View Post
    Also, how big is that usmt.ppkg file?
    It's 19.6 GB...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    14 Aug 2015 #11

    JJDiebolt said: View Post
    It's 19.6 GB...
    Thanks - I think there's a limit of 32GB for the total size of Recovery Drive (including the usmt file) so it would be an issue if it was near to 30GB. Fingers crossed it works second time.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    14 Aug 2015 #12

    So far so good..I'm using a SanDisk 32GB USB stick it recommended a 32GB size and of course with FAT you wind up with about 29.7 GB usable. About halfway done now and it appears to be self compressing...used space goes up to about 11.5 and drops back to 11.3 GB...just dropped back to 10.8..used...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    14 Aug 2015 #13

    Success!
    Name:  Capture6.PNG
Views: 155
Size:  15.3 KB

    Here's what I wound up with:

    Disk layout: This is a HP Pavilion and I zeroed out the HP drives/partitions and included bloatware and clean installed Win 7 Pro in Jan 2013, enrolling the system in Win 10 TP in Jan 2015. I have all my programs and preferences loaded and running. On my Gateway and Dell I have Acronis 2015 installed, not on this machine. On this HP I rely on Windows Backup functions including Windows7 Backup and system images. (Those other machines do not, for some reason, have any recovery option but "reset this pc" not even advanced startup options--and the Windows Backup programs fail to work properly anyway)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture3.PNG 
Views:	37 
Size:	10.3 KB 
ID:	31360

    Name:  Capture4.PNG
Views: 706
Size:  19.6 KB
    USB Recovery disk when done:

    Name:  Capture7.PNG
Views: 694
Size:  17.6 KB


    Top Level:
    Name:  Capture1.PNG
Views: 684
Size:  15.4 KB

    Sources:

    Name:  Capture5.PNG
Views: 680
Size:  15.2 KB

    Customizations:
    Name:  Capture2.PNG
Views: 693
Size:  15.3 KB


    A few notes and asides; knowing I was going to be cutting it close, and not knowing what the recovery program skips by default, I did clean out browser cache, run disk cleanup, ditched some cached google stuff in the Users\NAME\Local\AppData folder which disk cleanup misses. I did not delete any restore points, but I would recommend that be a step for most users with system restore enabled. I would also recommend ditching any $Windows.~BT/$Windows.~WS folders if the user is confident they don't need to roll back to the old OS or have a disk image of the old OS if needed. The "WS" folder is created when you run the Windows 10 Installation Media creator and dumps 3-5 GB of data on C: . Currently disk cleanup does not remove that data.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    14 Aug 2015 #14

    JJDiebolt said: View Post
    Success!
    Good news! Thanks for posting back with the details of what you did.

    I'm sure you know this, but to reiterate for anyone else reading this- the Provisioning Package doesn't include user settings or files from C:\Users.

    So you'd need to back those up separately. I believe if you reinstalled from a recovery drive, it would reset any preferences back to defaults too.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    25 Aug 2015 #15

    Missing bat file for Tutorial Provisioning Package - Create in Windows


    In Part 3,

    Provisioning Package - Create in Windows 10


    To run the commands using a batch file
    there is a link to a bat file for 64bit machines.

    for the last couple of days, the link ends up with "Problem loading page" I have tried in several browsers just to be sure.

    Would appreciate assistance, thanks.

    Bob
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    25 Aug 2015 #16

    fellb said: View Post
    In Part 3,

    Provisioning Package - Create in Windows 10


    To run the commands using a batch file
    there is a link to a bat file for 64bit machines.

    for the last couple of days, the link ends up with "Problem loading page" I have tried in several browsers just to be sure.

    Would appreciate assistance, thanks.

    Bob
    Hmm you're right. I can't access them either.
    They definitely were there because I know I tested them.

    I'll have a look tonight (I'm not at the computer that holds the files at the moment), but they aren't anything more than you'd get by manually typing in the commands at steps16-18
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    28 Aug 2015 #17

    fellb said: View Post
    In Part 3,

    Provisioning Package - Create in Windows 10


    To run the commands using a batch file
    there is a link to a bat file for 64bit machines.

    for the last couple of days, the link ends up with "Problem loading page" I have tried in several browsers just to be sure.

    Would appreciate assistance, thanks.

    Bob
    Hello Bob,

    I didn't do anything, but those .bat files seemed to work for me when I tried them just now. Do they work for you too?

    Regards
    David
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    28 Aug 2015 #18

    Thanks David,

    I copied the instructions to a text file and manually typed them in yesterday [as you suggested 3 days ago and everything ran fine inc making the new recovery USB drive. At 73, I probably didn't read the instructions down further [so I could manually type them in] and thought it wiser to download the bat file and reduce my mistakes.


    thanks again

    Bob
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    29 Aug 2015 #19

    Ah I'm glad it worked for you
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Related Threads
I was in the setup and I think i was on the licence agreement page. When I klicked accept, "what to keep" popped up on the top for an instant then was replaced with "making sure you're ready to install" which sat there saying "please wait" for about...
Greetings. After some troubble with my PC I wanted to restart in safe mode, but it can't do that. Breaks off and write something about a "hard crash", only the taskbar works, and I can also ust winkey+R and start regedit aso. Because of this I...
Hi there I'm surprised that on downloading the build there's no indication of its current progress or even WHERE it gets downloaded to. I'd like a bit more control over this -- especially on the % download. Cheers jimbo
Read more at: Microsoft to highlight its 'One Windows' progress at Build 2014 | ZDNet
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:50.
Find Us