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johnhc

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  1. Thanks, cdob. Interestingly, I do need to take a break due to the holidays - not six months. My normal install procedure is to boot WinPE (well < 16 GB) and install from a Flat (HDD or SDD) but I must place my RAID driver files on the WinPE USB and do a Load Driver. I install all my applications, so I install from a Flat to get a clean install. Right now I am not finishing W10 install because I have a good one and am now trying to understand the 16 GB problem. I have on my list to boot the 8 GB and Load Drivers from the 16 GB. I have tried injecting latest drivers but now think my test was flawed. Will try again. I will continue to work on this and post here if I ever understand it. Remember I have a ticket open with AMD and these latest drivers look promising. Thanks and enjoy, John.
  2. cdob, I know how to inject drivers using DISM and have a large .CMD file to do all my work at once. All of your links at the bottom point to the "available free" article. The last two look familiar and I probably contributed to both. I do not know enough to answer your questions and am wondering why you posted all the Registry keys. I will not be modifying any drivers. I have just begun to research all this and will continue. Thanks and enjoy, John.
  3. Wow, thanks cdob! I need to spend some time understanding what you are saying! Don't know what this means. If you will tell me how to check on the latest DISM, I will check it out. Your link gave "Download Not Complete", but just going here, bottom I found AMD RAID drivers 8.1.0.00018, 8.1.0.00026 and 8.1.0.00075. I have shied away from the AMD drivers since ASRock has modified them and they give a yellow ! in Device Manager (ASRock now offering no update) but I may give AMD ones them a try. Thanks much and enjoy, John.
  4. Thanks, jaclaz. I am cogitating all of this and hoping to hear from SanDisk so I can buy a USB with the Removable bit flipped. Thanks, cdob. I am using the ASRock Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming running BIOS 2.00. Please see here for details of my build. I am misterj. Everything I do I do with CSM disabled, GPT and UEFI. With Rufus, I use FAT32 if my Install.wim file is small enough, then NTFS - makes no difference. I always am using the latest W10 (1709.16299.125 right now, probably .....98 on my last test.) As long as I boot my 16 GB stick, the RAID drivers do not load properly, even if the stick contains W10 created by Media Creation Tool - so no me involved and no Rufus involved just MS. I have not tried diskpart and xcopy but have tried Oscdimg which is what the WinPE maker uses. If I use a 8 GB stick and Rufus all is fine. I am using the ASRock RAID drivers from the ASRock DL page. There are two .zip files but the drivers are identical inside. A bad thing about these drivers is a certain installation order is required. I have tried to inject the RAID drivers, but no-go (works for the Aquantia and other drivers.) On past AMD builds injecting drivers worked fine and I could skip this silly "Load Driver" step. I hope you will drop by the ASRock forum and contribute. I have written some RAID instructions and am in a conversation with AMD Support to try to understand more and get them to remove the driver install order requirement. I have tried the AMD drivers and I suspect they will work at least as well as the ASRock ones, but not cure my install problem. ASRock modifies the AMD drivers but says they have not (the signature is not right and Secure Boot cannot be used.) I hope I have answered all your questions, but if not, please ask here or in the ASRock forum. Thanks and enjoy, John.
  5. Thanks again, jaclaz. The author of Rufus put me on the 'removable' bit and right now I am trying to find a USB with it flipped. It seems a 'fixed' USB stick is required for WindowsToGo. It is not an easy subject to search. I have asked SanDisk for help. I am not familiar "forensic sound" image, but will look at it. Thanks again and enjoy, John.
  6. Thanks, jaclaz. Rufus extracts the ISO and copies the files/folders to the USB, so it is a flat. I have installed many times from a flat, but using a HDD or SDD. The files are the same. I have used FAT32 and NTFS file systems on the USB. Both work on the 8 GB USB. The NTFS file system results in two partitions and that works fine also. I usually use WinPE to start my unattended install from a HDD or SDD. I do use Diskpart but I do not understand what differences you want me to look for. I suspect there are none except size. Even when I could not install the RAID drivers I am able to install Windows using the AutoUnattended.xml on the USB. Thanks and enjoy, John.
  7. HarryTri, thanks for your reply. I agree that this does not seem probable, but I have done a lot of testing and I have no other explanation. If I use Rufus to write a small W10 ISO on an 8 GB USB, the drivers load fine. If I use Rufus to write the same ISO on a 16 GB USB stick, it fails to load the drivers so I can see the RAID array. The brand of stick does not matter - have tried several. Thanks and enjoy, John.
  8. I have an ASRock X399 board that I created a RAID0 and need to install the drivers. There is an order requirement for the drivers, so I have been unsuccessful in injecting the drivers. I have tried using Rufus to create a USB stick and as long as I use an 8 GB stick, all is fine - the drivers install fine (using "Load Driver" on "...where do want to install...") and I can see my RAID. If I use a 16 GB stick (required for my large Unattended install) and the drivers appear to install OK, but I still see the individual drives and not the RAID. I have posted on the TechNet forum with one reply that did not help. Can anyone suggest a solution of source of a solution? I do have an open ticket with AMD but no useful reply so far - maybe after the holidays. Thanks much for you time. Enjoy, John.
  9. Thanks to all. I should have specified that I run DISM on my W7 host and W10 on VM. I have DLed and installed ADK and got a late copy of DISM and WSIM. Thanks again and enjoy, John.
  10. Can I DL only DISM for W10 1511? What a mess!~ Thanks and enjoy, John.
  11. Thanks, Tripredacus for the instant reply. I will give it a try soon. Enjoy, John. EDIT: I could not get this to work. Using WSIM (10.0.10586.0), first it says NetworkLocation is deprecated and only allowed Home, Work and Other values. I tried Home and Other (Public equivalent, I think) and still got the dialog. The last time, I just ignored it and will see what that did. Since CEIP did not seem to do anything, what can be used to turn off most/all of the Privacy invading junk? Thanks, John.
  12. How do I get rid of this prompt? I set the RouterDiscoveryEnabled to true but still got the prompt. Any ideas? Thanks and enjoy, John.
  13. It would seem few people are interested in W10 Unattended install. The "The app can't open problem" is caused by UAC being turned off during install. I think it is this line of code: <EnableLUA>false</EnableLUA>This code causes my install to hang: <CEIPEnabled>0</CEIPEnabled>and produce this message after getting rid of a half formed error message: What a mess W10 is. Enjoy, John. EDIT: When I let WSIM set the CEIP value the install went fine. I had not included some needed code. "Feedback frequency" (Privacy) was still set to "Automatically" and not "Never" as I expected. To use the "EnableLUA" value, after the install open the UAC screen, press OK and reboot - no more messages.
  14. Great, Kenne76, thanks for reporting your success. Enjoy, John.
  15. Here is my sanitized Unattend.xml file. Enjoy, John. EDIT: WSIM flags the disable of CEIP as invalid, so I removed it and will test tomorrow (Tuesday). SANIW10Unattend.xml
  16. Thanks, paradox355. I think I ran across your reference but expected to find something closer to what I am used to seeing. I will spend some time learning from you link. I hope to find a document that explains all the unattend.xml commands. Enjoy, John.
  17. Thanks, Tripredacus. I am using Win10_1511_English_x64.iso DLed from the link here. It does contain an install.wim file (not .esd). The build is 10586.00. Enjoy, John.
  18. Thanks, Kenne76. I suggest you run WSIM (Windows System Image Manager). Since it is not formatted, it is almost impossible to read - even one xml line per line would be better than what you posted. Your product key is no good, of course. There are install keys available for the version of W10 you are using. Google can find it for you. I think the Media Creation Tool ISOs contain an install.esd not install.wim. I do not know if you can do an unattended install on it. This post has links to ISO files containing wim files. Enjoy, John.
  19. Thanks, kmaheshkumar, I have run WSIM and fixed the problems it found. I am only installing the x64 version and will provide the file after I sanitize it - probably tomorrow. Enjoy, John. EDIT: I am curious to know why I cannot signout of the forum. Anybody????????????????
  20. Kenne76, I suspect this means that there is no install.wim file in your ISO. Where did you get your ISO? It can be opened with an extractor application (I use 7-zip) to see the files/folders in it. Enjoy, John. EDIT: It looks like your XML file has a number of problems. I suggest you install the ISO directly by booting it.
  21. Using a modified W7 unattend xml file I have been testing installs on VM (VMware Player). First I installed the ISO directly and had no problems. Then booting a W7 x64 WinPE I did a flat install with the modified W7 unattended file. It completed and mostly worked, to my surprise. I cannot run many W10 functions (eg, Display settings) without getting the following message: I am running a local account created in the xml file during install. It is an administrator account but not the Administrator account. I enable the Administrator account and get the same error. Any ideas? I can sanitize and attach my unattended.xml file if needed. Install is very slow compared to W7 (maybe it is VMware). There is "Antimalware Service Executable" taking CPU often. Can I get rid of it - how? I did find that "Setup Complete" does not work. In W7 I created a restore point in a script but it fails in W10 with a strange error. I went in to manually create one and could not enable it. Of course, I have not activated Windows. Is this the problem? I cannot find the equivalent of the W7 unattend.chm for W10. Is it the same as W8 and where can I find it? Thanks much for any comments and help. Enjoy, John. EDIT: In order to have the "Turn on system protection" button not greyed out is that at least one disk needs to be selected in the previous screen.
  22. URL for KB3021952 in the x64 list is http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/6/05647B0E-4144-49C1-867F-641CEF5AA017/IE11-Windows6.1-KB3021952-x86.msu, an x86 update. Enjoy, John. EDIT: Correct URL: http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/6/7/367999BC-88CA-44CE-8AF3-E10D55DAD2E1/IE11-Windows6.1-KB3021952-x64.msu EDIT,II: KB3023607 is a bad update killing Cisco's AnyConnect VPN. I cannot find the update for DL, so looks like MS has withdrawn it, except for delivering it via WUD.
  23. Thanks, Ponch. I'll do some testing with your input. Thanks, also, Tripredacus. Enjoy, John. EDIT: I see 64 and 32 bit DLLs in the System32 and sysWOW64 folders, respectively. Waterfox browser (x64) points to System32 and Firefox (x86) points to sysWOW64.
  24. Kurt_Aust, the Flash links in you posts are now dead. I found them here, at the bottom, after much searching. What I have been unable to find is a link(s) to Flash for x64 browsers. Perhaps your skills, far better than mine, can help. Thanks for all your contributions to modifying Windows installations. Enjoy, John. Forum question: This is my first post with this editor. Is there a spell checker?
  25. cellage, I found this Black Viper page about Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver Framework. Perhaps this needs to be considered. Enjoy, John.

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