For instance, if you're located in the U. All the other W10 images we have from Microsoft through windows update or the upgrade media tool don't have the install. Perhaps they changed the format of the install. The last thing left to do in this part is to indicate the setup where Windows 10 should be installed. The above was put together by trial, error, and adapted bits and pieces gather from the web. I don't really want to burn licenses unnecessarily just for testing.
I configure and enable to unattend. When I try to run this install I still get the same issue can't read productkey error message. Thank you for all your help. I may be wrong but with the latest version of W10, it will accept W7 keys to activate. This page kind of implies that a key may just be used to install and not necessarily activate. I've already tried everything i could think of. I wasted 3 hours of my life trying to figure out why set up was saying the license could not be found! This should work on a number of products.
Microsoft-Windows-Shell-SetupProductKey Specifies a Product Key to activate Windows. Once you complete these steps continue with the instructions below. Hello, my name is Scott McArthur. For example, we're extracting Windows 10 Pro, which in this case has an index number of 6. You can check the to find out the exact name for your time zone. Those of you who want to quickly create Unattend. The same procedure works great on Windows 7 and Windows 10 as well.
As for running the recovery from F8-Repair your computer, my solution was to make a copy of the generated Unattend. Include within Ntlite the correct generic product key and do an autofill. After completing the steps, you now have the environment set up to create an answer file. It's virtually impossible to create an answer file that will fit every scenario, and you'll have to dig through the settings and figure out the components you need. Just head over to Windows Answer File Generator, select the version of Windows or Office from the menu, enter the product key, and configure various settings such as language, name, input method, and time zone.
I think there needs to be a blog or something with all the gotcha's when moving from Win7 automated deployment to Win8. Only users outside the U. Wrapping things up Although setting up an automated installation of Windows 10 may seem like a complicated process, it can end up being more difficult and time consuming trying to go through the installation and configuration manually, even more if you have to repeat the same steps on multiple computers. I have tried both Home Premium x64 and Enterprise x64. Defining the product key During the first pass, you can also specify the product key for the version of Windows 10 that you want to install.
To do so, visit of Windows Answer File Generator, enter your product key, and other required details. As you likely know, there are a couple of free tools out there to customize Windows setup and create unattended Windows installation. I've found some info about the 2 Product Key values and it sounds like 1 is used to just install but not necessarily activate. I have tried every possible combination that I can think of but. Valid Configuration Passes specialize Parent Hierarchy ProductKey Applies To For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see. See our for more details.
It built the catalogs but still no ProductKkey setting under shell. Thank you again for the prompt fix. Do not create an empty value for this setting. Overall, I am impressed with Unattend. Here is what Microsoft says in the unattend.
Also beware that you do no have full functionality in a unregistered copy of win 10 like you did with win 7 So as an update to the original issue, I've tried creating a brand new scripted install without specifying an answer file. Do you know of a way to use these swm files to create an answer file? Where do you find the RunOnce setting in System Image Manager? The answer file that we'll be creating erases everything on the hard drive, it creates and configures the required partitions, and installs Windows 10 using the most common settings. Microsoft-Windows-Shell-SetupProductKey Specifies a Product Key to activate Windows. Deleting the ProductId key is enough not necessary deleting the ProductIdx64 , the recovery will run from within Windows. I am responsible for building, updating, converting, building a sysprepped Windows 7 Pro master and deploy it on my company's computers. If you want to speed up and automate the installation process, you can create a special file with the answers to every question, which you can save in the bootable media and the setup can read automatically to perform an unattended installation of Windows 10.