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  1. I am using an Unattend.xml file to install Windows 10. My .cmd file requires internet access during the Specialize pass. Windows 8\10 contains the network driver for my ethernet adapter, so there is no problem there. On Windows 8.1, this is no problem. On Windows 10 TH2 (last third? version) this is no problem On Windows 10 TH2 (first version) - there is no internet connectivity (e.g. ping does not work) On Windows 10 Anniversary (first version) - there is no internet connectivity (e.g. ping does not work) - I did not test the second release of TH2. In other words, Microsoft fixed the bug in TH2 but the bug is now back in the Anniversary build! It seems that there is no host name set up in the 'bad' versions (e.g. ipconfig /all shows no host name). I can 'fix' the problem by running msoobe for 10 seconds and then killing the task - I then get a host name and ping works. Does anyone know a better way of getting internet connectivity to work during the Specialize phase?
  2. AFAIK XP does not boot from UEFI systems. So why would you want to UEFI-boot to install XP?
  3. FYI: You can easily generate answer files from the WAFG site pages. It also includes a list of generic Product Keys for install purposes. The XML file can be modified for auto-install/partitioning using the Easy2Boot XMLtoE2B edit utility.
  4. You might like to also check out WinSetupFromUSB and Easy2Boot which can install 32-bit XP from an unmodified XP install ISO. It automatically adds the correct SRS Mass Storage Driver. No need to modify the ISO or add SRS drivers yourself. Not as versatile as WinNTSetup, of course!
  5. For installing from an ISO file (using a Removable USB Flash drive), for Win8 you need to specify a Product Key. E2B has a list of 'generic' keys and you just need to choose one of these. The generic keys won't activate, they just allow you to install. Once installed, you can enter your own correct key and activate Windows. E2B also allows you to choose a 'NO KEY' option - this may work with some ISOs (it depends on how they were made and if they have more than one image in the install.wim file). You can also choose the 0 - CHOOSE A PRODUCT KEY option and then the 0 Enter your own key option and manually enter your own key. If you want MBR and UEFI installs, it is probably easier to just convert each ISO to a .imgPTN file using the MPI Tool Kit and MakePartImage. Your E2B USB drive can be formatted as NTFS and you can create FAT32 .imgPTN files using the MPI_FAT32 desktop shortcut. The video shows you how to do it. You won't need to enter a Product Key at an early stage and it will work from a USB HDD or a Removable USB drive. Note that for UEFI-booting of Win7 64-bit, you will need to add an EFI boot file.
  6. Thanks for the reply. I had thought of using two different XML files. I just wondered if it could be done within the XML. cheers Steve
  7. When using a Win7 xml file, I want it to create a single partition for Win7 OS. The size of the the target disk is unknown (the xml will be used on many different systems). It seems I can 1. Specify an exact size 2. Extend the partition to maximum size However, what I want is that the OS partition should be a maximum of 500GB - if the disk is any larger than this then the remaining space should be left unpartitioned. e.g. a 250GB HDD will have a 250GB OS partition, a 1TB HDD will have a 500GB OS partition and the rest of the space left alone. Is this possible?
  9. Try DISKPART CLEAN before partitioning. Try (just for experiment) 500MB first partition.
  10. I thought that for UEFI you have to use GPT?
  11. If using UEFI it will make a GPT partitioned disk. Could you have mixed up the installs and not always deleted and CLEANed the disks?
  12. Are these standard Win7/8 Install ISOs or special ones? Do they require more than 100MB for the 1st partition?
  13. Is the SATA virtual hard disk attached to port 0 of SATA? Did you CLEAN the virtual hard disk of all partitions first?
  14. Can you describe the disks in the VM? Are they VHDs? What are you booting from and what are you installing to...
  15. I think it is a feature of WinToGo! P.S. You might find my tutorial here easier to follow and help explain some things.