Windows 7 Sysprep error

Posted on 2011-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am getting the following error when tring to sysprep a Windows 7 64bit computer...

"Wndows could not parse or process unattended answer file" [****.***]  The specified file does not exist.


Thank you!
Question by:rickreeves
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    Accepted Solution

    this link talks about the same issue in Vista, but it might apply here (talks about explicitly spcifying paths):

    Author Closing Comment

    Adding the full path worked!  Thanks!
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    Expert Comment

    I would start by re-creating your unattend.xml file. This is usually the problem. You need to use the wim file from media which you used to create you image from to create your xml. Copy the wim file from the disk you used to install Windows 7 on your image laptop to your copmputer. Open WAIK and open a New Answer file. Go to File - Select Windows Image and point to the wim file you just copied over. Create your catalog then configure your answer file.

    The unattend.xml should be placed in C:\Windows\System32\sysprep
    Make sure there isn't a copy of you unattend.xml here: C:\Windows\Panther. Delete it if there is.

    Here is an article which may give you a few tips:

    Hope this helps.
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    Expert Comment

    Sorry...just saw you resolved it. Disregard my post.


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