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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,542
    Windows 10 Pro
       2016-08-17 #40

    No, you don't need wim file. In fact you can completely remove CPI source reference from answer file, the highlighted part:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <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">
    <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:X:/sources/install.wim#Windows 10 Pro" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    If you have a preinstalled OEM Windows I recommend to restore a system image and forget this procedure, some OEM installations have other measures in place preventing successful sysprep.

    If Windows is clean installed by you, you have two options: either re-install or restore a system image and try again, or re-install and forget this procedure.

    Kari
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  2. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       2016-08-29 #41

    Kari,
    Thank you for posting this thread. I followed the steps provided to create a deployable image; but have encountered an error.
    The copyprofile process creates a situation where the "Windows Search" button located on the taskbar and start menu does not work. Has anyone encountered this and do you have a fix?
    Thank you,
    Noreaster
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 1,320
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       2016-12-12 #42

    This is an interesting tutorial.

    I had a problem yesterday of not being able to create a new user account on my desktop PC following installing the Anniversary Update. This was due to a corrupt default user profile. I corrected the problem by copying the default user profile from my Laptop running the AU version. I don't know the best way to restore the default user profile - see Best Source for a Default User Profile?

    Should I use your method to create a new unmodified default user profile or just copy one of the sources mentioned in my link above?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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