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Windows 10 Feature Updates in Audit Mode

dzembek1
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I am working on creating and maintaining a Windows image for deploying Windows 10 Enterprise in my organization. I'd like to utilize an answer file so that I can continually update the image as new Windows updates come out, without encountering the rearm limit that limits you to only 3 Syspreps. The issue that I'm running into is when I attempt to download and install a "Feature Update" for Windows 10, I'm getting an error message "Windows 10 couldn't be installed. You can't install Windows while running in Audit Mode." I tried using PowerShell to install updates, and while I was able to get more updates, it still failed on the Feature Update.

Does anyone know of a work around? It seems counterproductive to not allow system builders to install major updates in Audit Mode.

Thanks,
Taryn
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Simple Geek from the '70s
Distinguished Expert 2019
Commented:
Always use a Virtual Machine
snapshot before sysprep
restore from snapshot after capture.

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I understand what you're saying about creating a snapshot before Sysprep to eliminate the reactivation/rearm limit, but that still doesn't resolve the issue of being unable to install major Windows 10 updates, such as the "Feature Updates" while in Audit mode.
David Johnson, CDSimple Geek from the '70s
Distinguished Expert 2019

Commented:
don't use audit mode you don't need it since the only reason you are using audit mode is because of the rearm limit.