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mattw112

How to change wallpaper during upgrade using unattend

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I am doing an inplace upgrade from Vista to Win7 using an unattend file.

I'm specifying the default Windows 7 wallpaper:

<DesktopBackground>%windir%\web\wallpaper\img24.jpg</DesktopBackground>

and

<SidebaronByDefault>false</SidebaronByDefault>

<SidebarVisible>false</SidebarVisible>

But for some reason the same Vista wallpaper is there after the upgrade and the sidebar gadgets are all int he top left corner of the screen?

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Terry

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don't know why the sidebar in wrong place

SidebarVisible Deprecated. Do not use. so leave that out and try just the <SidebaronByDefault>false</SidebaronByDefault>

In my sig and still works for Seven Wallpaper

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don't know why the sidebar in wrong place

SidebarVisible Deprecated. Do not use. so leave that out and try just the <SidebaronByDefault>false</SidebaronByDefault>

In my sig and still works for Seven Wallpaper

I know it is weird, but so far I've done upgrades on 10 machines from Vista to Win7 and on all of them the sidebar gadgets get moved to the top left corner of the screen after the migration?

I'll try removing the SidebarVisible piece.

Have you done this with Upgrades or just fresh installs? I'm wondering if some of these setting do different things(or don't work at all) if doing an upgrade.

I think i'm going to also just create a simple exe that does everything I want it to and add it to the activesetup in the registry.

Thanks,

Terry

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I agree normally I would do a fresh install however when you have many programs on a system that are not easy to put back upgrades are simpler.

Thanks,

Terry

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Hello Mattw,

how did you connect the unattend to the Win7 inplace upgrade? Is that possible to do an inplace upgrade using a customized unattend?

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Not sure what you mean.

I just customized the unattend.xml file and specified in it that it was an upgrade. Then I pushed out the setup bits using SCCM and in the command line specified the unattend file to use.

The program launches on the clients and does a automatic in place upgrade.

Only issue is the sidebar gadgets get put in the top left corner and the wall paper for all the accounts on the system were not the same.

Terry

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