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Adding custom desktop programs?


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syztemlord

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I'd like to add a couple of exe programs to the desktop automatically with the install (there is no install for the programs, I'd just like them copied). Is there a way to add them to the Windows ISO to enable this?

Any help would be gratefully recieved!!


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Dechy

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- Install Windows 7 "normally"
- Copy install.wim from the Windows 7 media somewhere on the HD (if it's already on a USB stick/HD then you can skip this part)
- Run cmd as an administrator
- Create a folder for temporary offline modification (I just call mine OFFLINE)
- Run the following: dism /mount-wim /wimfile:[path to install.wim] /index:[index of your image inside the .wim file] /mountdir:[path to offline folder]
- Use Windows Explorer to copy your executables whereever you want under the OFFLINE folder (in your case, [path to offline folder]\users\default\desktop)
- Run the following: dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:[path to offline folder] /commit
- Burn/copy the modified install.wim back to the bootable installation media under the sources folder

I'm not 100% sure that this will work, as anything to do with the Default user folder is a hit or miss in my case, but for ANY other folder in the offline modification portion, I can copy absolutely anything and it will be there on next install.

Edited by Dechy, 13 August 2009 - 08:08 AM.


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werther666

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isn't there a way to copy files like the $OEM folder in xp?

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Dechy

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Yep, you can still use $OEM$ folder just fine ( http://technet.micro...265(WS.10).aspx ), it's just that it's all considered legacy now.

I've used the $OEM$ method for YEARS with XP, but never really like it... it ended up being pretty darn messy on the mdeium/distribution share.

I'm really starting to get the hang of offline image modifications/DISM/WSIM and I really don't see why I'd go back to using legacy stuff anymore.




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