How can I make sysprep work for windows 8.1

I have created a pristine image of Windows 8.1 will all of the requisite applications and updates. Now I want to image the machine for mass production in my WORKGROUP environment. The reason I want to sysprep is because there may come a time when these machines will join active directory and I want the sids or guids  (not sure what the nomenclature is) are unique. Please see the following screen shots and help me figure out what to to. I am also providing the log file.

Here is the log file:


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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Always a challenge to confirm these sorts of things when I can't touch the system... and I'm sure you've already googled, but just to spit back out what I found:
Confirm that Bitlocker isn't turned on the system.
Check in BIOS that TPM and PTT are not turned on.  Both, I gather, are hardware encryption platforms to protect the system... and can interfere with sysprep.
the reason is in the log file
Sysprep will not run on an upgraded OS. You can only run Sysprep on a custom (clean) install version of Windows.

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Good luck with your project, and yes you're rigth, when you will have one file server is time to build a domain.

BLACK THANOSAuthor Commented:

Not to be argumentative, but this was a clean install. I downloaded from our volume license site the iso and put it on a usb drive and did an absolute clean install, format and all. What do you attribute the log file saying that it is an upgrade when it actually isn't.
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BLACK THANOSAuthor Commented:
Couldn't I simply bypass sysprep and just use my clonezilla , which allways gives me great results and simply call it a day. These machines are not going on the domain and will remain on a workgroup so, syspreping shouldn't be an issue. Even if I do decide to put the machines on a domain, cant I simply run an app that enumerates my computers and determines if new sids need to be generated.
A clean install means boot from cd, else windows will note that is a upgrade.
here you have a discution about cloned pc on domain
And here you have a tool that change the sid, but is not verified on Windows 8.1 so you can use it on your risk (on a non critical PC) (the  newsid.txt file should be renamed on newsid.exe)
You can verify using psgetsid if the SID was changed

BLACK THANOSAuthor Commented:

booting from a flash drive is the same as booting from a CD. I am wiping the entire machine, in both cases, so whats the big difference??

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