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Hi,

Im planning to use the Sysprep tool in Windows 7 using the generalise option and OOBE. I am aware this will remove any hardware-specific drivers but would like to know what happens with Windows Updates. If I install all updates before running Sysprep will they remain afterwards?

I plan to use Windows PE and ImageX to capture a WIM immediately after running Sysprep and to use this in creating a custom install disk. So it will be used on various different computers, from desktops to laptops etc.

Also if you know of any good guides on this subject it would be much appreciated.


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Yes, all updates and service packs will remain on the image.

Here is the guide I used when I first started creating images using the WAIK.

http://theitbros.com/sysprep-a-windows-7-machine-%e2%80%93-start-to-finish/

If you're going to be sysprepping the same image more than once, you will want to pay particular attention to the SkipRearm option.
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Exactly the answer I was looking for!

I would never have known about SkipRearm if you had not mentioned it.
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