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  1. Due to timing and testing constraints, MDT is NOT being used. I use WinPE 5x64 to boot up the machine and apply the Windows 8.1x64 wim image. The wim image doesn't have any additional drivers. After Windows 8.1x64 wim image is applied, I copy the extracted drivers to %systemroot%\inf, restart the machine but the drivers don't get installed during the Windows 8.1 setup. This works perfectly in Windows 7x64. Is there another location I have to put the drivers in Windows 8.1? Is there a better way to do so, beside injecting drivers to the offline wim image using DISM? Thanks in advance.
  2. Can you provide some details on this procedure? jaclaz Sure jaclaz. I opened the bottom of the Dell Latitude E6430, removed two RAM sticks and swapped their slots. Turned backed the laptop, boot it up w/ WinPE 5 x64, apply the same Windows 8.1 x64 wim image and didn't get the error after the reboot and Windows 8.1 initialization. That's my point. I didn't buy it the reseating memory. But it happened on two Dell Latitude E6430. So far the only thing the E6430 and the ToughPad have in common, again, is the i5 Ivy Bridge CPU.
  3. Just to give another update. I have another model to try this time, Dell Latitude E6430. Again, apply the same Windows 8.1 image for the first time, works, the second and third times, got the error message at the beginning. The laptop is NOT on a docking station. So what there to remove? Another engineer suggests to reseat the RAM, image it one more time and wowla, it works. That's just a temp. workaround. The ToughPad and E6430 have in common are they both i5 Ivy Bridge, i5-3437U and i5-3210M respectively.
  4. Thanks again Jessica for following up. I don't used the USB-Ethernet dongle to apply the image to other machines. I use it to apply the image on this ToughPad when it's not in the cradle (as the cradle has a built-in Ethernet port). Again the reason I apply the image on and off the cradle because of the failing as stated at the beginning of this topic. The USB port on the ToughPad is USB 3.0. What I have done under the administrator account is deleted all the user profiles that I logged in with, follow the link you provided to remove all the preinstalled apps. NO other apps have been installed from Microsoft Store. Sysprep successfully and capture the image. When deploy, same error. I have to try few times w/ on and off the cradle and finally able to apply the same image successful.
  5. With the built-in administrator account, I remove all the provisioned apps prior running Sysprep. However I did not get any errors during the Sysprep and prior to the shut down. I don't think it's applied to my case. That is what I put WinPE 5.0 x64 on, USB flash drive, w/ the driver of that USB to Ethernet adapter/dongle. It gotta be firmware/driver issues on this ToughPad w/ Windows 8.1. I didn't have any issue on it w/ Windows 8. Waiting for Panasonic to release updated firmware/drivers.
  6. It's not working all the time but when I try to reimage, I place the ToughPad on the Panasonic cradle, model FZ-VEGB11, the reimaging works. I then reimage it again off the cradle using USB to Ethernet dongle. Then put it back to the cradle if I want to reimage it again. Very weird. But just like Jessica said, it probably has to do something w/ the hardware. I'm still waiting for Panasonic for answer as I also run into some other issues, especially IE 11 freezes and crashes from time to time. Wonder if it has something to do w/ Intel Graphic HD 4000.
  7. I have building/deploying Win 8.1 w/out any drivers. All drivers are from native 8.1. Anyway the logs show it failed to copy the C:\Users\Administrator which again bugging me because it worked and then not. I even gave reset permissions to C:\Users\Administrator\Local\Adobe like someone on TechNet had the same error w/ Adobe Acrobat 10 installed but still no lucked. Johan's tips didn't work for me. If I found out something, I'll update this topic. Thanks everyone.
  8. Thanks for pointing out the ShowWindowsLive. For the bcdboot, I don't think it's necessary to add the source and the firmware type. It's not like the computer is failed to start because of bcd settings. I'll continue poking at it .
  9. Thank you Jessica for your reply. I have looked at the two TechNet articles. I'm going through the logs to see if I can see and get anything. Below is my UEFI diskpart script. We do NOT need Win RE partition. select disk 0 clean convert gpt create partition efi size=100 format quick fs=fat32 label="System" assign letter="S" create partition msr size=128 create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows" assign letter="W" exit So when I apply the image, I only apply the windows partition and use "bcdboot W:\Windows" See attached for my simple unattend.xml See the "setuperr.log" below 2013-11-26 12:49:40, Error SYSPRP SPPNP: Failed to enumerate PnP DRP files. Err = 0x5[gle=0x000003f0] 2013-11-26 12:50:31, Error [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Unattend action failed with exit code 4 2013-11-26 12:50:31, Error [setup.exe] Execution of unattend GCs failed; hr = 0x0; pResults->hrResult = 0x8030000b Maybe like you said, it may have something to do w/ the ToughPad. It bugs me that it works after few imaging and then it fails. unattend.xml
  10. Hello! I wonder if anyone has experienced this. I install Windows 8.1 64-bit Enterprise, remove all modern apps, log on as the built-in administrator account, delete all other accounts profiles and remove them from the local computer, customize settings, icons, and etc... then run Sysprep.xml. In my Sysprep.xml, CopyProfile is true to copy the profile to the default profile. Everything is good. I apply the wim file to three different machines all under UEFI 2.3.1. They all work. But on one of them, the Panasonic FZ-G1 ToughPad, when I re-image it, using the same wim image, the image applies but upon "Getting Ready", it gives an error, "Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize].......The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]. I know the error is related to the <CopyProfile>. But why it works before and on other machines and fails when I re-image it using the same wim file. Thank you and happy Thanksgiving!
  11. I notice that Windows 8 doesn't prompt you to change date/time and time zone at first start up. Is there a way to add the prompt to the sysprep.xml?
  12. I found the uninstall string. From there, create a silent batch file is easy. Thanks. msiexec /X{90140000-00BA-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
  13. Hello everyone, I install MS Office 2010 Pro Plus 32-bit on Windows 7 64-bit. I would like to know if someone has a script (either batch or kix) to remove individual program after the install. I remove SharePoint from Program/Features but would like to know if someone can assist me with removing it from a script. Thanks.
  14. Thanks to all three. IcemanND - No need to, the VBScript is enough. Thanks again.
  15. Hello. Just want to ask anyone out there if they know a command to pin or unpin a program from taskbar. I know how to pin or unpin manually using the mouse and the shortcuts are in "%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar". What I try to do is run command if a specific shortcut in there, then delete it. I use the DEL command, it only deletes the shortcut in "%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\Taskbar" folder but the icon (even though it's now blank) still pins from the taskbar. Thanks.
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