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    Windows 7 x64
  1. Just to add a point for anyone trying the above method. It is absolutely required that you do not try to update or install apps through the Windows Store before resealing. See KB2769827 at Microsoft Support. I’d also recommend giving the Surface Pro 3 Deployment and Administration Guide a read, it provides a comprehensive review of the recommended deployment process and techniques. Brandon Windows Outreach Team- IT Pro Windows for IT Pros on TechNet
  2. In regards to Windows XP Mode not being a full install, I’m not sure exactly what you mean. I think I disagree. Windows XP Mode is a complete Windows XP Professional environment, there is no code difference between it and Windows XP Professional installed from installation media. If what you are implying is that it is a difficult solution to implement because you can’t deploy it complete with updates, applications, and configuration, then you do have a legitimate concern. Windows XP Mode is deployed to individual systems as the equivalent of a fresh installation and will need to be configure
  3. It’s a little shocking to see an XP deployment in the works well after End Of Support. I would strongly recommend alternative routes to an XP deployment/installation directly on hardware. Step one for me would be to see if I could get the applications to work in a modern version of Windows. Some applications may be completely incompatible with Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10, but you might be surprised just how many “legacy” applications can be easily made compatible with some work in the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) or sometimes just some tweaking of the installers with Orc
  4. You can poke the holes you need through the firewall using the same answer file that you are using to copy the profile. See the commands outlined here on TechNet.
  5. There are quite a few guides and resources on the Deliver and Deploy Page for Windows 8 on the Springboard Site on TechNet. Like Tripredacus says, the process uses many of the same tools and is very similar to the process for Windows 7. As for Shift+Ctrl+F3 to enter Audit Mode to customize the Administrator profile in order to use the copyprofile setting to customize the default profile, this sequence is still valid for Windows 8. Really though, the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is the way to go for deployment of Windows today. The unified interface from which you can control almost all Microso
  6. As was suggested, you can simply right click the application or the shortcut, select properties, and set it to run in Windows 7 compatibility mode under the compatibility tab. This essentially masks the Windows version and reports to the application that you are running Windows 7. If for whatever reason this does not work, you can get far more detailed in how the compatibility issues are resolved using the Application Compatibility Toolkit. With ACT you can customize in detail what incompatible settings are mitigated. For example, you can set it to inform your application that you are running
  7. Trip, For the scenario you describe, where the Start Screen is interfering with scripts during the customization of the reference image, there is a method provided within Audit Mode to allow the system to bypass the Start Screen to facilitate the script automation. This is done by using Sysprep to launch AuditShD.exe which is found under C:\Windows\System32\OOBE\ via your Answer File. Details on how to add this to your answer file can be found in the Audit Mode Overview for Windows 8 on TechNet under Automatically Display the Windows 8 Desktop.
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