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  1.    11 Dec 2017 #1120
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    3rd Rock
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    Yeah, although the page is different, that is still where you perform that step.

    I usually let Cortana finish her diatribe while muting the speakers, and then when it is all done, I continue with the tutorial. If you let it complete and wait it out, it usually ends up with the Set home region (country) page, which is where you can continue with the tutorial.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #1121
    Join Date : Dec 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro

    Hi,

    Thanks for the clear tutorial, but I'm running into the problem that when I want to run sysprep I get a popup message explaining the usage of the tool and when I use no commandline parameters, I can start the tool using the dialog, but there's no way to specifify an answer file.

    Any thoughts about this and how to get around it?

    Thanks
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #1122
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    3rd Rock
    Posts : 1,068
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    Mind taking a screenshot of the command you're entering and then the response?

    Also, is this an OEM machine, or one you built / formatted and installed yourself?
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #1123
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,279
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Three Axis View Post
    Thanks for the clear tutorial, but I'm running into the problem that when I want to run sysprep I get a popup message explaining the usage of the tool and when I use no commandline parameters.
    If the sysprep command is not given correctly, if it contains typos, this will be shown:
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    As John already asked you, please post the command you are using. We can then tell you what's wrong with it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Three Axis View Post
    I can start the tool using the dialog, but there's no way to specifify an answer file.
    If answer file is saved as unattend.xml in C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep folder, sysprep will read it automatically. The name of the file and location must be exactly as I told.
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #1124
    Join Date : Dec 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro

    I used the solution in putting the file in the Sysprep directory naming it unattend.xml. That worked like a charm. But I couldn't have the compute beat me on this, so I investigated further and found that instead of /unattend I used /unattended so I guess it was my own mind playing tricks on me.
    Thanks for the quick responses though.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #1125
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,279
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Three Axis View Post
    I used the solution in putting the file in the Sysprep directory naming it unattend.xml. That worked like a charm. But I couldn't have the compute beat me on this, so I investigated further and found that instead of /unattend I used /unattended so I guess it was my own mind playing tricks on me.
    Thanks for the quick responses though.
    Yes, that was a typical RTFM error. Two letters, an E and and an D not belonging to command caused your issue.

    Let's recap:
    • If you rename your answer file as unattend.xml and place it in C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep folder, it will be read automatically. In that case you can launch Sysprep from it's GUI, or with command
      %windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /oobe /reboot without telling Sysprep command where to find the answer file.
    • If your answer file has any other name than unattend.xml, or if it is stored anywhere else than in C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep folder, you need to to use /unattend switch in Sysprep command to tell path to answer file:
      %windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /oobe /reboot /unattend:X:\MyAnswerFile.xml


    Kari
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #1126
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    3rd Rock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Axis View Post
    I used the solution in putting the file in the Sysprep directory naming it unattend.xml. That worked like a charm. But I couldn't have the compute beat me on this, so I investigated further and found that instead of /unattend I used /unattended so I guess it was my own mind playing tricks on me.
    Thanks for the quick responses though.
    I made the exact same error, back in my Windows 7 days, IIRC, which was why I asked for the screenshot
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #1127
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,279
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    It can be confusing. We are talking about unattended answer file, but the switch in Sysprep command is /unattend, without the E and D at end of the word.
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #1128
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    3rd Rock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    It can be confusing. We are talking about unattended answer file, but the switch in Sysprep command is /unattend, without the E and D at end of the word.
    Indeed. Which is why I made a CMD script to go along with my relocate.xml after the Jay time I did that.
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  10.    2 Weeks Ago #1129
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Santo Andre - Sao Paulo
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    Windows 10 @ 64 bits

    I have the screen with "FATAL ERROR" when I try to run sysprep...

    My answer file is OK (unattend.xml) and I get the error...

    I try to reinstall my Windows 10, in clean mode, version 1709, in pt-br, but I receiver many errors of sysprep....
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