MAVERICKS CHOICE

windows could not set the offline locale information

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Following both my hard drives giving up the ghost the other day loosing a few of my builds in the process.

Finding myself trying to rebuild my W8x64 UA.

Have reinstalled & ran Virt.Box vers 4.2.12-84980 though finding after files are loaded UA it errors out with "Windows could not set the offline locale information 0x80FF0000"

Tried uninstalling & reinstalling the VM no good. Also tried a known good silent install of W7 also no go.

Any advice very appreciated?

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Bit of an update now able to run W7UA install through the VM no issues.

However running a clean W8UA image will:

1.Copy files,ok

2.Get files ready, ok

3. Installing updates, ok

4. Installing features, No good. As soon as it starts doing this the above error pops up & install halts!

I have swapped to an untouched virgin install.wim a few times to ensure the image is not corrupted, though to no avail! Don't understand why this is happening in a VM?

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What did you do to make the Win7 one work? All the info I can find about this error has to do with the hard disk size/not enough free space.

http://answers.micro...71-ae42aa2eefbb

Used my normal W7 image & ran virtual box W7x64 install using 4gb mem & 30gig HD space all other VM settings were default.

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Gaining small ground with the W8 issue, setup has now progressed just past setting up devices & now stalls just past "getting ready".

Thinking now the "offline Locale" problem earlier experienced is all to do the System Language & settings.

I live in Aus & when I purchased my W8x64 noticed the default Lang is in en-GB setup would always stop at the Lang selection screen no matter what value I placed in the XML! I found by mounting the Boot.wim & modifying with DISM would fix that problem. Though there's a separate thread I wrote on this.

The recent problem eventuated when both my HD's got cooked & lost my builds well quite a few anyway!

There has been much trouble trying to remember how I previously sorted the Lang pack problems but making back some ground now.

The latest problem I'm convinced is to do with the VM have Virtual Box latest edition & VM player both give the same result.

I have a very reliable W7x64 UA image that works flawlessly on both VM's & live system's.

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Will attach my most recent XML in case am overlooking the obvious.

I never place a product key in setup in these test builds & do not want to unnecessarily activate windows at this time.

Any ideas are appreciated.

Autounattend.xml

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Based on your description, it would make sense that the failure is in specialize somewhere. I think at the point you get that error (in your screenshot) you should be able to open a command prompt (SHIFT+F10) and be able to find the setupact.log and setuperr.log that may have more information. Regarding the XML file you attached, the only thing I can see regarding language is that you aren't using the proper code for InputLocale. Try using 0c09:00000409 (en-AU) and 0409:00000409 (en-US) instead.

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Based on your description, it would make sense that the failure is in specialize somewhere. I think at the point you get that error (in your screenshot) you should be able to open a command prompt (SHIFT+F10) and be able to find the setupact.log and setuperr.log that may have more information. Regarding the XML file you attached, the only thing I can see regarding language is that you aren't using the proper code for InputLocale. Try using 0c09:00000409 (en-AU) and 0409:00000409 (en-US) instead.

Have changed my xml to reflect your suggestion, still hanging have tried new source no good. Checked setupact.log not sure how to export it from a VM though have screenshots though.

No info on the setuperr.log.

See the setupact.log here.

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Update had a friend try & install their build on my machine using the same VM & also no go! Not sure why W7 works flawless & W8 refuses?

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No info on the setuperr.log.

See the setupact.log here.

This isn't helpful. There are multiple setupact.log files on the system. The one we are interested in would have the locale error you are getting in it.

I found another thing you can read to see if it is applicable. (solution at bottom of this)

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/cefe513c-6c2a-48ed-a5d2-96d99eb46f7f/

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No info on the setuperr.log.

See the setupact.log here.

This isn't helpful. There are multiple setupact.log files on the system. The one we are interested in would have the locale error you are getting in it.

I found another thing you can read to see if it is applicable. (solution at bottom of this)

http://social.techne...2-96d99eb46f7f/

Thanks but I don't really understand "0x80FF0000 happens when applying OS-image through setup.exe, if user-profile has been redirected during initial unattended install"

I didn't think was redirecting it in my xml?

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Try this xml. You may have to modify it a bit

I got this by using the Se7en_UA by selecting a Windows 8 dvd sources folder and adding your Win 8 xml which works with Windows 8 also

I only add things to xml that works, if you find something works in WIN 8 tell me over there and I'll add it.

AutoUnattend.xml

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Hi Max had to change the product key section in yours back to this

<ProductKey>

<WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI>

<Key></Key>

</ProductKey>

As yours would halt & ask for key.

Testing further right now though progresses through to the same problem as I first reported.

Thinking the original DVD source being an en-GB UI Lang is causing the problem!! I have never here in Aus ever purchased a en-GB sourced OS previously

Always had en-US ones & never experienced this problem before.

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Thanks but I don't really understand "0x80FF0000 happens when applying OS-image through setup.exe, if user-profile has been redirected during initial unattended install"

I didn't think was redirecting it in my xml?

I think it means installing Windows via Setup.exe. Are you installing it this way, or with DISM?

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Thinking the original DVD source being an en-GB UI Lang is causing the problem!! I have never here in Aus ever purchased a en-GB sourced OS previously

Always had en-US ones & never experienced this problem before.

think you hit the nail on the head. definitely could cause problems if language is not localized in the image

EDIT: What he was saying above about capture logs then this still works create a Panther.cmd

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