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SetupComplete.cmd after sysprep unattend - %ProgramFiles% syntax for Win 8.1

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I want to adapt the following SetupComplete.cmd file for Windows 8.1 64 bit:

del /F /Q %WINDIR%\Panther\unattend.xml
del /F /Q %WINDIR%\System32\Sysprep\unattend.xml

%WINDIR%\System32\cscript.exe %WINDIR%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ato
%windir%\system32\cscript.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office15\ospp.vbs" /act

This script was written for Win 7 32 bit PCs.  

I have not tried to use it with Win 8.1 64 bit because it looks like it will fail with the variable %ProgramFiles%.  I don't know much about variables, but I know ospp.vbs is in Program Files (x86) and not Program Files.

Secondly, I cannot actually find %ProgramFiles% in the list of variables under advanced system settings.

As I say I know very little about environmental variables.

Do I need to modify this script?
Why does the %ProgramFiles% variable not appear to already exist?
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If you open up a command promt and type in the word "set" you will be shown all the environment variables available on the system.

Which variable to use depends on whether its a 32bit or 64bit  version of Office in the image.
32bit: %ProgramFiles(x86)%
64bit: %ProgramFiles%

Rory
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by:Alistair7
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Brilliant Rory

I used "set" and  %ProgramFiles(x86)% does in fact exist! (I'll use this in the script.)

Why on earth does it not show up under Advanced system settings?
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I'm not quite sure. I think it may have something to do with the order in which the variables are defined which is talked about in this Technet blog post;
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj853254.aspx
First is the default pre-defined Windows Variables, then the System Variables section (I'm thinking Computer Account related for these), then pre-defined User variables and lastly user-defined User variables (User Account related for these).

The %Programfiles% and %Programfiles(x86)% variables would appear to be in the pre-defined User variables, %Systemroot% in the default pre-defined Windows variables.
What I'm inferring from the blog post, the pre-defined variables don't show up in the Advances System settings because they're not dependent on either the computer or user account.

All conjecture but it's the best I can come up with.
Rory
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Thanks a lot Rory.
You give very clear and detailed responses.
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