The Sysprep (System Preparation) is tool that prepares an installation of Windows for auditing, duplication and customer delivery. Audit mode allows you to add additional device drivers or applications to a Windows installation. If you finish install the additional drivers and applications, so you can test the integrity of the Windows installation. Duplication is also called imaging. It allows you to capture a customized Windows image which you can use again in all the organization. The Sysprep (System Preparation) is also allows you to prepare an image to be delivered to a customer. Windows Welcome starts when the customer boots Windows. In this opportunity we will share you about Sysprep Windows 7 Sysprep.
There are the methods how to Sysprep Windows 7 generalize which you can do to sysprep windows 7. Generally, Sysprep provides some benefits. The benefits are removes system-specific data from Windows, Configures Windows to boot to Audit mode, Configures Windows to boot to Windows Welcome and Resets Windows Product Activation.
Here are the explanations about Sysprep Windows 7 step by step.
Part 1. XML File Creation
- If you have a Windows 7 installation DVD, insert it now.
- Launch Windows System Image Manager.
- Then use the Windows System Image Manager. Right click and select new image under the “Windows Image”.
- Browse to the .CLG file in your Windows 7 installation. It is located in the sources folder. You can select either the .clg file or the install.wim.
- Create a new answer file. Go to the file menu and select “Create New Answer File.”
- Add components, from under the “Windows Image” section on the bottom left hand side to the passes on your Answer File. To add a component, you can right click on them and select “add to # pass”.
- Save your answer file as unattend.xml.
Part 2. Imaging process/ running sysprep
- From CD or USB flash drive, Install Windows 7. When you arrive at the welcome screen and it asks you to create a username, press ctrl+shift+f3. This step will reboot your machine and put your windows build in ‘audit’ mode.
- On reboot, automatically you will be logged in under the built-in Administrator account. You can close a sysprep GUI box if it appears. Then begin to customize your profile.
- Install any software or drivers, make any profile customizations.
- On the PC you are going to be running sysprep on, you need to create a folder called “scripts” in this directory.
- After that configured correctly. Then copy or move your unattend.xml file to C:\windows\system32\sysprep.
- To run sysprep, navigate to that sysprep folder, hold SHIFT and right click and then select “Open New Command Windows Here”.
- Turn the computer back on and boot to WinPE 3.1 environment (USB stick or CD/DVD). Capture image and save image to network location.
- On reboot, Windows will run out of the box. Put your cd key into the unattend.xml file. Automatically windows will be activated in the background. Then you will log into the administrator account, and the unattend.xml file is deleted. Now you are ready to use the computer.