SYSPREP and SHIFT + CTRL + F3 keyboard's commands


This is related to SysPrep. I believe I should not select GENERALIZE, but I did; then the supervisor make a correcton by keying in and holding the following together: SHIFT +CTRL + F3

My question; What is the function of the this formula:  SHIFT+CTRL+F3?

1) What is the function of the formula: SHIFT+CTRL+F3?
2) By doing the above (“SHIFT+CTRL+F3”), do I disturb the Cloning or Duplication activities?
3) The “SHIFT+CTRL+F3” are the microsoft windows’ command (with the keyboard); would somebody provide the links for the lists of other similar commands using the keyboard?

Thank you

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Ctrl + Shift + F3 tells Windows to manually enter audit mode before generalizing the image. The command is specially related to the sysprep tool and is not a general Windows command.

See for more information.
Christopher Jay WolffWiggle My Legs, OwnerCommented:
Hi tjie.

I think I have some links that should be very helpful to you.  And if you're cloning disk for a business, you're probably correct for using "Generalize" as indicated in the third paragraph here...

with more info here about SysPrep syntax...

1)  Cntl+Shift+F3 is used to boot to audit mode.  Your supervisor could change settings or check something this way.

2)  My understanding is that these keys are used during boot up only, for installations.  Once booted to audit mode, the computer will continue to boot to audit mode until you tell it to boot in a normal way to Windows Welcome.  Here is a bunch more about audit mode...

3)  I could find the link for keyboard shortcuts here below, but notice it is missing Cntl+Shift+F3 for some reason.  Still helpful though.  The versions of Windows that these shortcuts apply to is listed at the bottom of the article.

Happy reading!!

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