Windows 10: Create media for automated unattended install of Windows 10

Discus and support Create media for automated unattended install of Windows 10 in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; Hey Kari, Great article! I have a question what installation media are you using in Step Six? The Original ISO from where we copied the files? Do... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by johngalt, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Mishu Win User

    Create media for automated unattended install of Windows 10


    Hey Kari,

    Great article!

    I have a question what installation media are you using in Step Six? The Original ISO from where we copied the files? Do you wrap the ISO_Files folder with the autounattended.xml file into a new ISO and use that?

    Thanks,
     
    Mishu, Apr 12, 2018
    #46
  2. Kari Win User

    Hi Mishu, welcome to Ten Forums.

    When installing Windows on reference machine, that machine's only purpose being to allow us to customize Windows to be captured to a custom WIM file, I use valid installation media for the specific Windows 10 build I want to customize. There's no need to use the autounattend.xml or a special ISO at this point, nothing special yet. The autounattend.xml will be first used when we create our custom ISO, then it needs to be on root of ISO_Files before making an ISO using that folder.

    Use the same ISO to clean install on reference machine than you used to copy files to ISO_Files folder.
     
  3. ashforduk Win User
    I was just wondering if anyone can help.
    When I have followed this guide (Which is very good) my custom usb image doesn't seem to run my sysprep file which adds the user account etc. also the autorun sysprep file has GB keyboard setting in it but when you boot of the USB stick I have to select the keyboard etc.
    Just seems like both of my sysprep files are not being read or are failing. can anyone help resolve this issue
    Thank you
     
    ashforduk, Apr 15, 2018
    #48
  4. Kari Win User

    Create media for automated unattended install of Windows 10

    The instructions in this tutorial have been tested several times. If you follow given instructions to build autounattend.xml file to automate Windows Setup, and to build unattend.xml to automate OOBE, it works.

    Notice that in instructions there are nothing you can just choose to leave out. Add every component told to your answer files.

    If you want to, you can ZIP your answer files and upload the ZIP archive here, I will then check the files to see if there are any obvious errors.
     
  5. ashforduk Win User
    The only thing I have missed out is the OEM information as its not needed in my setup
     
    ashforduk, Apr 15, 2018
    #50
  6. ashforduk Win User
    Attachment 184956
    HI Kari
    Please see my unattended.xml file
     
    ashforduk, Apr 15, 2018
    #51
  7. Kari Win User
    No files attached to your post.
     
  8. ashforduk Win User

    Create media for automated unattended install of Windows 10

    Strange it says I have attached and I can see it when I look at the post. I have just copied it below
     
    ashforduk, Apr 15, 2018
    #53
  9. Kari Win User
    That is unreadable. Please do like this:
    • Copy both answer files (autounattend.xml and unattend.xml) to a new folder
    • Zip that folder (tutorial)
    • Attach the ZIP archive created to your post (tutorial)
     
  10. ashforduk Win User
    Sorry Kari, thank you for the instructions,
    I have uploaded both files now
    Cheers
    autounattend.zip
     
    ashforduk, Apr 15, 2018
    #55
  11. ashforduk Win User
    Sorry didn't use the quote option so dont know if you have seen my response
    here is my attached sysprep files
    autounattend.zip
     
    ashforduk, Apr 15, 2018
    #56
  12. ashforduk Win User
    Just wondering Kari have you had chance to look at my .xml files as I still cannot get it to work.
    I am running win 10 pro 1709
    The only thing I can think of is when I sysprep a PC normally I use the /unattend: when I run sysprep so it knows where my xml file is
     
    ashforduk, Apr 17, 2018
    #57
  13. PaulaJava Win User

    Create media for automated unattended install of Windows 10

    Do I have to create a new autounattend with each new version? If I create one for 1709 can I use it with 1803?
     
    PaulaJava, Apr 19, 2018
    #58
  14. hello123 Win User
    Hi,

    My unattend file works the only problem is that the language/keyboard/timezone is set to 'Finnish' as default even though I've set everything to en-GB!

    Is there anything I've done wrong ??

    <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <InputLocale>040b:0000040b</InputLocale>
    <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale>
    <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage>
    <UILanguageFallback>en-GB</UILanguageFallback>
    <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <SetupUILanguage>
    <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage>
    <WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI>
    </SetupUILanguage>
    <InputLocale>040b:0000040b</InputLocale>
    <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale>
    <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage>
    <UILanguageFallback>en-GB</UILanguageFallback>
    <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale>
    </component>

    Code: <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone> </component> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <InputLocale>040b:0000040b</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage> <UILanguageFallback>en-GB</UILanguageFallback> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> </component> </settings> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SetupUILanguage> <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage> <WillShowUI>Never</WillShowUI> </SetupUILanguage> <InputLocale>040b:0000040b</InputLocale> <SystemLocale>en-GB</SystemLocale> <UILanguage>en-GB</UILanguage> <UILanguageFallback>en-GB</UILanguageFallback> <UserLocale>en-GB</UserLocale> </component>[/quote]
     
    hello123, Apr 24, 2018
    #59
  15. Kari Win User
    Yes, you have set input language to Finnish, highlighted in below extract from your answer file:

    Code: <InputLocale>040b:0000040b</InputLocale>[/quote]
    The answer file only does what you have told it to do. Change the InputLocale value both in autounattend.xml and unattend.xml files. For English, the values are as follows:
    • UK English > 0809:00000809, en-GB
    • US English > 0409:00000409, en-US
     
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