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Octopuss

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  1. I have just found out that the method I've used in Win7 doesn't work anymore. I would basically write some xml file, and then do control intl.cpl,, /f:"xxx.xml" It doesn't work in Windows 10 at all. I am trying to get rid of generic czech keyboard (0405:00000405), because I had set the qwerty (0405:00010405) in the answer file during the installation. I also tried adding a random new keyboard using the same method and it didn't work either, so I presume something changed since the old days. Does anyone have any idea how to do this in 10?
  2. I have a brand new VM, meaning the virtual disk is completely clean. I have (I believe) properly written answer file, but no partitions are being created. Could anyone figure out why? This is the relevant part of WindowsPE pass: <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" 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"> <DiskConfiguration> <WillShowUI
  3. A year or so has passed, and I decided to give the OS another (quick) shot. Doesn't seem like anything changed. What I can get to with 2-3 clicks in Windows 7 I most often can't even FIND in Windows 10. The new settings is a pure mess. Like even after two hours (I really was determined to figure it all out this time and didn't wipe it from the drive within 10 minutes) I haven't figured out how to get to pagefile settings. OR how the hell do I put "This Computer" to the desktop. That shortcut is not even in the Start menu anywhere. Those are two of the more painful things so far. Basically, I
  4. Thanks. That makes some sense. It's not doing it with Windows 7 image though, and it's a symbolic link too. That confuses the hell out of me.
  5. Are there any answer file entries or registry keys for the privacy settings you get to choose if you do not select express settings? Since I'm bypassing that screen with unattended installation, I'm afraid they remain enabled.
  6. I mounted a W10 image and when I checked the folder with all the data, I noticed that f:\mount\Users\All Users\ folder contains data from the OS running on the PC. How is this even possible? What's going on? edit: I am doing this from within Windows 7, but that shouldn't matter.
  7. Network share is pretty clear, no confusion there. I was pretty clueless about a typical USB stick situation. I have since managed to figure it out with the help of setup error messages though. Just putting "install.wim" in there is perfectly enough, because setup already automatically considers the sources folder.
  8. I have noticed you need to supply a path to the .wim now (coming from Win7), but I have no idea how to do that. How exactly do I reference the file? It's in the usual <ImageInstall> section of the answer file.
  9. Just maybe you could actually read the posts here instead of yet another attempt at a personal attack (but I'm not surprised in your case), and you'd see you're wrong.
  10. You don't even understand what am I talking about. 1) I do not have problem with the convenience rollup. 2) I do not install this on live system.
  11. Ok, so the update got integrated successfully, but doesn't appear in the installed updates list after installing the image. I have no idea why. DISM log is of no use, it's over 20MB from just one session. It's being offered by Windows update in its typical ~140MB size.
  12. I don't have problem with the Convenience rollup. I'm talking about the subsequent monthly rollups. Those still show do up in Windows update despite being integrated).
  13. I have integrated some basic updates into my image, namely the huge convenience rollup (and whatever it requires), and then the other monthly ones, but for some weird reason one of them isn't recognized and is still being offered by Windows Update. Specifically, it's the other large one, both november (KB3197868) and december (KB3197868) version. Does anyone have any idea why is that? The full list of updates I have integrated is (march updated) Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64.msu windows6.1-KB3125574-v4-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3172605-x64.msu Windows6.1-KB3179573-x64.msu w
  14. I'm trying to force W7 to install with Search, Prefetch and Superfetch completely disabled, so that no indexes are created, and no files ever appear in \ProgramData\Microsoft\Search and \Windows\Prefetch. I apply this to the registry of the mounted image: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WIM_System\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters] "EnableSuperfetch"=dword:00000000 "EnablePrefetcher"=dword:00000000 "EnableBootTrace"=dword:00000000, and in setupcomplete.cmd I have sc config wsearch start= disabled rd %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Search\Data
  15. Do you have to be offensive in every single one of your posts? What purpose does it serve to try insulting people all the time? I noticed your posting trend a long time ago and am sick of your attitude.
  16. I meant automatically, not manually. Through some obscure registry edits or whatever voodoo. I know about this of course. We're talking about automated installation after all here
  17. Haha!! I expected that kind of reply Didn't think anyone would be interested, considering there's a ton of such on the internet already. @ECHO OFF echo Stopping GWX process taskkill /im gwx.exe /t /f echo. echo Removing GWX tasks echo. schtasks /delete /tn "\microsoft\windows\setup\gwx\launchtrayprocess" /f schtasks /delete /tn "\microsoft\windows\setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig" /f schtasks /delete /tn "\microsoft\windows\setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfigandcontent" /f schtasks /delete /tn "\microsoft\windows\setup\gwx\refreshgwxcontent" /f schtasks /delete /tn "\microsoft\windows\setup\gwx" /f echo
  18. **** it's dead here. In addition to the above, does anyone know whether it's possible to configure Windows so that you never have to type the password? You can specify how many times should the system boot up automatically, and while it's possible to enter a ridiculously high number, I am looking for more "clean" way to do this.
  19. Oh yes. I actually saw this before. It's a bit complicated, and the person who wrote it certainly knows a LOT about scripting It turned out there's not a whole lot to disable/delete if you're not hysterically paranoid. One or two services max, some registry keys and several scheduled tasks. Plus it's probably a good idea to remove everything GWX related before too. I actually kind of combined parts of the above and https://tweakhound.com/2015/11/01/remove-and-block-gwx-in-windows-7-2/ and created my own simple batch file I am happy enough with.
  20. I want to write my own batch file to deal with all the telemetry present in Windows 7. Does anyone know about any site with up to date (ideally actively maintained, but that's probably too much to ask for) list of updates to uninstall and services/tasks to stop/disable/delete? Thus far I was able to find presumably outdated list of updates and this: sc stop DiagTrack sc stop dmwappushservice sc delete DiagTrack sc delete dmwappushservice echo "" > C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLogger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl Everything under “Application
  21. The latest forum "upgrade" pretty much made me leave. Not only does it look really ugly and confusing (really, do you have to change the colours and layout every single time?), it's also slow as hell. I see absolutely no reason why a simple forum should not load pages almost immediatelly. Opening anything takes anywhere between two and three seconds.
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