Windows 8 Deployment problem


  • Hi,<o:p></o:p>

    I'm having a problem, I lost hours trying to figure it
    out, but so far I’m stuck.<o:p></o:p>

    My scenario is:<o:p></o:p>

    I Have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8 Preinstalled
    with original image, that I need to capture and deployment to same model
    laptop, 50 units.<o:p></o:p>

    I boot up to audit mode, I uninstall and install everything
    I want, including anti-virus, office, adobe, updates, stand configuration for user

    At this point all seems ok, then<o:p></o:p>

    If I manually sysprep the machine using generalize,
    the machine blows up the installation, on the boot saying something like double
    entry on unattended and I need to start from scratch.<o:p></o:p>

    If I use mdt 2012 u1 sysprep and capture task sequence,
    after the capture is complete, if I boot the machine some programs doesn’t work.<o:p></o:p>

    So any ideas what I should do?<o:p></o:p>


    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:06 AM

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  • Microsoft doesn't support using Sysprep to capture an OEM image of Windows.  See and for more information.  You'll want to create your own image starting from the image media.

    David Coulter | | @DCtheGeek

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2:02 PM
  • Hi,

    Then you say: "You'll want to create your own image starting from the image media."

    I have the recover DVDs for the laptop, but its a closed image so i can't edit it.

    And I can't my make own image cause windows 8 doesnt have a product key since is imputed on UEFI BIOS.

    So I'm stuck.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2:31 PM
  • What you should do is, use Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise for mass volume deployment accompanied by the right license key's. Even though you have bought machines with OEM licenses I wouldn't recommend the use of these licenses in your work environment, certainly when you want to make changes to the OS.

    If this post is helpful please click "Mark for answer", thanks! Kind regards

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 2:36 PM
  • I would cause the my client has a Volume Key Agreement,
    but in our 1st reunion, they made clear they wanted to use the oem license of
    the computer, cause if one day later they cancel the agreement, they won’t need
    to reinstall everything.

    BTW Toshiba and Microsoft Knows im doing this, and they are supporting me to do it.


    Wednesday, April 10, 2013 3:18 PM