Windows 10: Question Regarding Ordering of Elements in autounattend.xml File

Discus and support Question Regarding Ordering of Elements in autounattend.xml File in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I ran into an odd issue trying to setup a machine with an unattended setup. Setup bombed very near the start saying that it could not load the disk... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by hsehestedt, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Question Regarding Ordering of Elements in autounattend.xml File

    I ran into an odd issue trying to setup a machine with an unattended setup. Setup bombed very near the start saying that it could not load the disk information (sorry, I neglected to capture the exact message).
    I double, triple, quadruple checked my autounattend.xml through Windows SIM but could find no error. Eventually I gave up and simply created a whole new autounattend.xml.

    Comparing the two, I found a single line that was different (note that the 3rd and 4th lines are simply swapped):

    Working xml file:

    <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">

    Bad xml file:

    <ModifyPartition wcm:action="add">

    Note that I performed no manual manipulation of the files. This was done purely in Windows SIM.

    So 2 questions:
    1) Is the order of the elements in the XML file supposed to this critical?
    2) Is this a known issue with SIM? I can't seem to find anything about this.

    hsehestedt, Oct 28, 2018

  2. .xml file

    I’m trying to find the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 .xml file (keyword tags) in Windows 10.

    I couldn’t import .xml files from the Elements 2018 Organizer. When I clicked on the Imported Files Map.xml in the MyCatalog/WatchFolder, I received a message Invalid XML Keyword Tag Set: "The specified file does not contain a valid keyword tag set or
    it was not readable."
    KrystleStewart-Hendry, Oct 28, 2018
  3. Problem when opening a XML file

    Hi Roberto - From another source I received a suggestion to open the offending file in Wordpad and to save it as an Office Open XML document which would have an extension of '.xml.doc' then remove the '.doc' part

    That idea unfortunately hasn't worked for me. Having saved the file as suggested I then tried to open it. In Internet Explorer and MS Edge I get a completely blank page. In Notepad, Wordpad or Office XML Handler (which uses Notepad) I just get unintelligible
    "mumbo jumbo". In XML Notepad it states "Data at the root level is invalid Line 1 Position 1 and asks if I wish to open it using Notepad. Answering yes just results in "mumbo jumbo" as before.

    The file only opens correctly in Word 2016, (i.e. showing all the elements etc.) but if I try to open any of the other XML files using Word, I get a message that "The file contains custom XML elements that are no longer supported in Word. Saving the fie will
    remove these elements permanently", and only the data for each element is shown for these files and there is no sign of the various elements themselves.

    Don't know if any of the above gives some indication of what is wrong, but it's all very frustrating . Can't help feeling that it is something very simple! I would stress that the other four xml files used by the program all open properly in a Edge window
    Peternosmas, Oct 28, 2018
  4. Question Regarding Ordering of Elements in autounattend.xml File

    Problem when opening a XML file

    I have a small program, which uses a number of xml files. The program is not working properly and I suspect that is due to a problem with one of the xml files. When I click on any except one of those files it opens in a MS Edge (the default Windows 10
    browser) window and all the elements, sub-elements, data and closing tags can be seen and read. Clicking on the problem file opens it in Edge BUT only shows the Root element, followed by the first element (called Appointment) then a large (vertical) space
    then another Appointment first element. There are (correctly) 25 of these Appointment elements and NO closing tags for them OR the Root element. However, clicking on ANY of the first Appointment elements immediately causes all the missing lines to be displayed
    – i.e. various other elements and their data and closing tags and also the closing tag for the Root element.
    The file thus displayed is a perfectly normal xml file and it seems that there is something (possibly damage/corruption) that is prohibiting it from opening properly in the first place. Opening the xml file in Excel 2016 then saving as another name has
    no effect on its behaviour. Any thoughts please as to the cause and way to correct.
    Peternosmas, Oct 28, 2018

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