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bq286

Make WinNT.sif delete partitions, format NTFS, install automatically

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Hey all,

I work for a non-profit that refurbishes old computers, and as such there are sometimes extra partitions and such on computers. I want the WINNT.sif to make one partition on the drive, then format it NTFS and install Win2k automatically. The current WINNT.sif I have doesn't seem to actually format the drive, it skips through the EULA and such properly, then says 'Formatting' but never moves from 0%, and then starts copying files. So the below sort of works, but I don't think it deletes partitions/formats right:

[Data]

Autopartition = 1

MsDosInitiated = 0

UnattendedInstall = Yes

UseWholeDisk = Yes

[unattended]

DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore

ExtendOemPartition = 1

FileSystem=ConvertNTFS

OemPreinstall = Yes

Repartition = Yes

TargetPath=\WINDOWS

UnattendMode = FullUnattended

UnattendSwitch = Yes

OemSkipEula = Yes

WaitForReboot = No

NoWaitAfterTextMode = 1

NoWaitAfterGUIMode = 1

NonDriverSigningPolicy = Ignore

(and yes there is more below, but that all works right)

Thanks in advance...

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I done this once awhile back, you have too many invalid entries.

UseWholeDisk - Valid only for RIPrep (Remote Installer Preparation) images

FileSystem=ConvertNTFS - Don't think you need that with the

Repartition = Yes >> Deletes all partitions on the first drive and reformats the drive with NTFS.

So to sum it up I think you only need these 2 entries and not the others I mentioned

Autopartition = 1

Repartition = Yes

of course with your others

Edited by maxXPsoft
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This is part of my winnt.sif and it works fine, it reformats the drive and only adds one partition.

Good Luck.

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[Data]

AutoPartition=0

MsDosInitiated="0"

UnattendedInstall="Yes"

AutomaticUpdates=No

[unattended]

UnattendMode=FullUnattended

OemSkipEula=Yes

OemPreinstall=Yes

TargetPath=\WINDOWS

OemPnPDriversPath="Drivers\000_chipset_dc5000_d530_evo;\Drivers\010_broadcom_nic;\Drivers\011_intel_pro100;\Drivers\012_intel_pro1000;\Drivers\020_intel_graphics;Drivers\021_nvidia_graphics;\Drivers\022_ati_graphics;\Drivers\023_color_grapics;\Drivers\030_ADI_audio;Drivers\031_SoundMax"

DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore

UnattendSwitch = Yes

Repartition = Yes

FileSystem = convertNTFS

ExtendOemPartition = 1, NoWait

[GuiUnattended]

AdminPassword=BLAHBLAHBLAH

EncryptedAdminPassword=Yes

AutoLogon=Yes

AutoLogonCount=2

OEMSkipRegional=1

TimeZone=35

OemSkipWelcome=1

[Display]

BitsPerPel=32

Xresolution=1024

Yresolution=768

Vrefresh=75

AutoConfirm=1

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