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** [ SOLVED ] How to Skip the "Select the OS" Screen in Unatte

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I have a single OS Image of Windows 8 Pro with Media Center with a Autounattend.xml answer file that I have got down to 2 install screens before going to the desktop, The "Select your operating System" for Windows 8 Pro with Media Center X64 and then the Partition Screen. Since I only have a single OS image I would like to skip over the Select your OS and go straight to the Partition Screen. My question is where in Settings Pass would I add the skipping over the Select OS? Everything else is working perfect with the Windows Install key installing and Preactivated with my free WMC key . I am not using the ei.cfg nor the pid.tx or setupcomplete. If someone has done this successfully then I would really appreciate the help.. See my attached xml file.

Thanks Again :yes:

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If it is prompting you to select an image, it probably doesn't like your product key. It should be enough, but you may want to add the ImageInstall object:

<ImageInstall>
<OSImage>
<InstallFrom>
<MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>
<Value>Windows 7 ULTIMATE</Value>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>

And specify the image name as it appears in your WIM.

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If it is prompting you to select an image, it probably doesn't like your product key. It should be enough, but you may want to add the ImageInstall object:

<ImageInstall>
<OSImage>
<InstallFrom>
<MetaData wcm:action="add">
<Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>
<Value>Windows 7 ULTIMATE</Value>
</MetaData>
</InstallFrom>
</OSImage>
</ImageInstall>

And specify the image name as it appears in your WIM.

Thanks for the tip on adding <ImageInstall> to my answer file, Would I add this in the settings pass="windowsPE" section??

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Thanks for the tip on adding <ImageInstall> to my answer file, Would I add this in the settings pass="windowsPE" section??

yes <settings pass="windowsPE">

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Thanks for the tip on adding <ImageInstall> to my answer file, Would I add this in the settings pass="windowsPE" section??

yes <settings pass="windowsPE">

Thanks MaXx , Got this all figured out late last nite (See Snippet below - now Win8 just goes to the partition screen , runs all my sfx apps etc and goes straight to desktop)

Now I can go finish my Office silent Installer with pre-activation ... Life is good ö¿ö

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