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Image Prep using Windows Virtual PC and Sysprep

I create the images that we deploy in our organization. Since the images are Windows 7 or Vista I am not so concerned with specific drivers yet...Recently I have started using Windows Virtual PC to create the images then sysprep....while setting up the vm i configured the "BIOS" to boot off the network first but after sysprep it reverts to booting off the hdd first.....which goes right into the oobe. Is there another way to force the Windows Virtual PC to BIOS or maybe a one time boot menu? I have been holding delete which should send it to BIOS but it is not working....
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jaytwillAuthor Commented:
thanks for the info...that is the same blog I used to change the boot order before I ran sysprep. Sysprep on the vm though changed it to the default order.
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merowingerCommented:
I normally used ESC, F8 or F12 to get the boot menu
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jaytwillAuthor Commented:
esc tried to close Windows Virtual PC progam itself. F8 and F12 did nothing. For good measure I kept running running back and forth from F2 through F12 and delete but nothing ever interuppted the boot sequence
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merowingerCommented:
first you have to click quickly into the machine window
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jaytwillAuthor Commented:
LOL yeah I have been doing that.
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jaytwillAuthor Commented:
turns out i needed to wait longer....once the OOBE progresses to a certain point it is possible to choose restart from the action menu....which then boots to the network
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