IIRC, I tried to use answer files in Win 7 to accomplish much the same thing with a pre-existing installation with moved \Users and \ProgramData but it got cumbersome then, and I found it was easier to reinstall from scratch as my SSDs were rather quick. So was installing from a UFD versus DVD lol....
I've printed off the tutorial and read it. It makes much more sense to me now. I'll try it out tomorrow and report back.
I just noticed a serious mistake in instructions in Part Two; in a Note box following the part title I had posted something meant for note in Part One.
The below text was now removed from note in Part Two and moved to note in Part One where it was missing:
ISO created will include no user profile folders, personal user data and files.
Note in Part Two is now updated:
NoteThis method will produce an ISO image which can be compared to any original Windows 10 ISO you download from Microsoft, apart from the fact that it already contains pre-installed software according to your choice and pre-set user accounts each which its settings, customisations and personalisations.
ISO created will include all user profile folders and personal user files.
As the settings and user accounts are pre-set, installation using this ISO will be faster than using a standard ISO because Windows don't have to run OOBE setup. Shorter install time, with pre-installed software (depending on the amount of*personal files in user folders).
This method is recommended if and only when the ISO will never be used to install Windows on any other computer to 10 than your own.
Recommended: To speed up capturing install.wim in Part Four, and make installation using your customised ISO faster, move as much of personal user content from each profile folder to an external drive before proceeding. When ready, move the data back to respective user profiles.
My sincere apologies, I have no excuse for such a rookie mistake.
That must've been the whiskey talking....
Seriously, I didn't notice it....
Basically it's about bringing an OEM Recovery DVD containing W10 V10.10240 and all its modifications to the setup routine to ensure OOB experience does not require end user interference up to current W10 V10.1607 by editing the image in such a way that OOB experience remains as perfect as it was using V10.10240.
To that end I need to understand a) what exactly the modifications achieved, b) what is no longer needed and c) what is still needed and what needs to be done for this to be achieved.
This is because the hardware was and still is to this date more advanced than what is contained in any currently available standard Win10 installation distro.
Since this an OEM recovery DVD I also want to make sure all the OEM stuff is up to date.
a) I want my Recovery DVD to install W10V10.1607 instead of 10.10240 straight away in case I need it.
b) Whenever I decide to sell off this machine I'd like it to offer the most current version of W10 and its drivers to my buyer.
Including the raft of language support the original DVD offers and no standard Win 10 version offers straight out of the box so to speak.
So far I achieved a working OEM 10.1607 OEM dvd image but that version too has its problems that need ironing out.
Therefore I'd like to work further on this little project until it becomes as perfect as the original OEM edition was.
Hope this clarifies it a bit,
Interesting. WinX tries to make good on updating the drivers for my computer, but I end up using Snappy Driver Install to fix all of the little things. It works a lot better than anything else that I have seen. The drivers that I can easily update myself (video card, HD audio, etc.) I do, but some of the mor obscure drivers I am not able to easily update and that is where SDI comes in (such as the dreaded Marvell 9123 SATA contrller which gives me my SATA III connections).
I've installed 14965 in Hyper-V. It won't set up Fast or Slow ring. Says not connected to Internet. I am connected to the Internet so I'm guessing a problem with the servers.
Time for IV Caffeine.