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  1. Joined : Feb 2015
    3rd Rock
    Posts : 361
    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       09 Feb 2015 #1

    Configure Win 7 using AIK/ADK on WIn 10?


    Working on several projects at one time, and using primarily laptops with not that great support for virtualization, so I am loathe to install a basic Win 7 in virt jsut to be able to use hte Win 7 AIK.

    In a past tutorial, Kari mentioned that the AIK / ADK used to modify the unattend.xml was relevant to the OS that you were using to make the mods. I (think I) know that there is not (yet) a W10 ADK out (or is there?), so would one be able to install the 8.1 ADK on Win10 and use it to make mods to Win 7 installs?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,605
    Windows 10 Pro
       11 Feb 2015 #2

    Hi John, welcome to Ten Forums .

    ADK for Win 10 was just released, a preview version of it at least:

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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
    3rd Rock
    Posts : 361
    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       13 Feb 2015 #3

    Awesome. I thought I had already replied to you, Kari,but apparently my reply never posted.

    I Was under the impression is I was using a particular OS I had to install that OS's AIK / ADK. Are you saying I can install any AIK / ADK <= the current Installed OS version?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,605
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Feb 2015 #4

    In the video at the moment in tutorial, I prepare Windows 10 Build 9926 Enterprise image with Windows ADK for 8.1 Update, using Windows 8.1 Update install.wim to create the catalog in Windows SIM. When doing this you need to edit the answer file of course before sysprepping, to tell that instead of using the catalog file SIM created for sysprepping, the original Windows 10 install.wim should be used.

    I have since attaching the video into the tutorial remade it, this one shows the process of using ADK, SIM and install.wim of another version of Windows even better (IMO ):



    This video is unlisted because I want to wait the next build, to see if it fixes issues with sysprepping Build 9926. Sysprepping this build of 10 is problematic, for instance the end product has Start Menu, Search and Modern apps disabled. Please read the warning I have added at beginning of the tutorial.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,605
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Feb 2015 #5

    I forgot to mention this tutorial: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 7 Help Forums

    If you want to customize a Windows 7 image in your Windows 10, just install Seven in a Hyper-V viertual machine and follow the instructions in the tutorial.
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  6. Joined : Feb 2015
    3rd Rock
    Posts : 361
    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       13 Feb 2015 #6

    That is actually the tutorial I am using, however I built the image itself on a separate laptop.

    Also: Didn't realize that WIn10 Does Hyper-V natively. Guess I don't need to install VBox / VMWre, eh?
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,605
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Feb 2015 #7

    Yes, Hyper-V works and is excellent in Windows 10! I am a fan of it. In case you need: Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10
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  8. Joined : Feb 2015
    3rd Rock
    Posts : 361
    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       16 Feb 2015 #8

    Lol. I had to enable it first as a Windows feature and then it was there.

    BTW, this is the same johngalt from Vistax64 / seven / eight forums. Thanks for the concise and well detailed tuts that you've been making since 7F.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,605
    Windows 10 Pro
       16 Feb 2015 #9

    Good to know you got Hyper-V running.

    I assumed you are the same old geek I know from other Windows forums, thanks for the confirmation . Did you get your Windows 7 image customized and sysprepped?
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  10. Joined : Feb 2015
    3rd Rock
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    WinX Pro x64 IP v14986
       16 Feb 2015 #10

    Decided to restart it using an image built in Hyper-V versus the live one I built on an external machine - that was was coded to a 320 GB HD, and I read that CloneZilla (our imaging solution of choice) would not handle moving images to *smaller* drives.

    So, I'm starting fresh - since I have a fresh and full WSUS update set, plus I have all the required apps, patches, etc. that I need to install on all future machines, and it takes not very long to do so, I figured a new fresh install on a smaller Virtual disk of, say, 50 GB, would be acceptable.

    I did make a CZ backup of the previous image prior to the Sysporep stage anyway, so I can always restore that if this doesn't work.

    Next steps after configuration and sysprepping will be to use my Easy2boot USB drive to boot CZ to the VM and pull that VM down as an deployable CZ image. The3n I get to tet on various hardware to make sure I have all the necessary items configured correctly for mass deployment.

    This is a lot more hectic when it is not for fun but for actual use lol.
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