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Unattend.xml - fr-CA - 0c0c:00001009


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Hi! I have been trying for the last few days to find a way to do a silent install of Windows 7 Pro x64 French where only the "Français Canada - Français Canada" (French Canadian) keyboard is present. I attach the Unattend.xml file that we are using right now. Except for a few details that we are still looking in I just can't find a way to correct the keyboard settings. Each time I do get the Fr-CA by default. But I also get the "Français Canada - Français Canada Multilingue" and the "Anglais Canada - Français Canada". And to be honest it's really starting to get on my nerve :( !!! Could someone help me here?!? I would be very grateful!

Thanks in advance for everything!


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Fist you must name the file "Autounattend.xml" for Windows 7!

You need to add the "windowsPE settings pass"

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="[url="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"]http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State[/url]" xmlns:xsi="[url="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"]http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance[/url]">

setttings pass windowsPE

French Canadian

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Hi myselfidem & Tripredacus! Thanks for the info but I think it doesn't apply to my situation. I confirm that I'm deploying the image, capture after doing a sysprep, using a third party tool called Novell ZENworks. So, unless I'm mistaking, I don't need the WinPE pass. And after reading everything I could find on the subject I can't find a single mention about having to name the file "Autounattend.xml" when using sysprep. That said what I'm looking for is a way to ONLY install the "French Canadian" keyboard and locale. Everything else is unwanted.

Thanks again for the help!

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As Tripedacus said you can name the file "Unattend.xml" if you want using sysprep!

I understand now what you want and I've made a test on my computer!


If I want to keep only fr-CH like Keyboard Layout; the Langbar doesn't appear on the Taskbar even if I've selected to set on the Taskbar!

The keybord works but the Langbar can't appear on the Taskbar!

I've done inside the registry (deleting "1" and "2 , keeping only "3"="0000100c" => fr-CH):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Substitutes]

It seems it's needed to set the keyboard Layout for your Windows 7 local version with the languages of your country!

Example for me French.

With silent install I have:

fr-FR and fr-CH and also de-CH (keyboard Layout and Langbar on the Taskbar choice)!

I see inside your "Unattend.xml" that you can delete this line (writed in bold):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">

<settings pass="offlineServicing">

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-LUA-Settings" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.micro...nfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/20...Schema-instance">




<settings pass="generalize"></settings>

But if you want keep only one Keyboard Layout, you can use a reg file to delete unwanted keyboards!

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