SOLVED: How To Build A Windows 10 Image Using SysPrep and Customize the Default Profile

Windows 10 and 8 use a substantially different process to create images than what I had used in Windows XP and 7.  Fortunately it is not rocket science.  The four big differences are: You MUST remove the ‘Modern apps’ (anything from the ‘Store’) from the profile you are using to create your image If you want to modify the DEFAULT PROFILE, you MUST modify your current profile and then use <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile> in a command line call to SYSPREP If…

SOLVED: How to Add Drivers in WDS Windows Deployment Services

OCT 1 2018 UPDATE: See our 2018 updated version of this article HERE. You could inject drivers directly into your image .WIM files as I have previously explained: Vista: how-to-inject-drivers-into-windows-pe-2-0-in-5-minutes-or-into-a-windows-vista-image Windows 7 & 8 how-to-inject-drivers-into-windows-pe-3-0-wim-in-5-minutes-or-into-a-windows-7-or-2008-r2-image oooorrrrr you can now just add drivers directly to your Windows Deployment (WDS) Server: Open your WDS MMC, expand the server in question and then expand DRIVERS Select ADD DRIVER PACKAGE, Select SELECT ALL DRIVER PACKAGES FROM A FOLDER and browse…

SOLVED: How to Slipstream / Inject IE9 Internet Explorer 9 Into an Existing .WIM or RTM Version of Windows 7

Unlike SP1 for Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 is relatively easy to add to an offline image through command line: Please ignor the line wrap on some of these commands.  It is is bold, it is all one statement. Download your version OS’s Version of IE 9 HERE. Create a folder named c:\temp\ie9 Create a folder named c:\temp\mount Extract the Internet Explorer cab files using the -X switch (like IE9-Windows7-xxx-xxx.exe -x:c:\temp\ie9) Delete IE9_SUPPORT.CAB Extract your WIM file…

SOLVED: How to Slipstream / Inject Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 Into An Existing Offline RTM Build .WIM

Wow, there is a lot of misinformation out there.  Here is how I did slipstreamed Service Pack 1 into Windows 7 (and this should be the same process for Server 2008 R2). These instructions require you to have WAIK – Windows Automated Install Kit, which you can get HERE. PREWORK – Prepeing the SP1 To Be Used In OffLine Mode: Note that some of this pre-work can apparently be done using THIS script file, but…