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Installing Windows AND H/W drivers leaving Windows rdy 4 setup by first user


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#1 AS5 HEAD

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:11 PM

I don't know if this is the right forum for this question, but I'm hopeful.

 

What I hope to achieve is a fresh installation of Win 7, and all of the necessary hardware drivers for any particular model of laptop, leaving the computer completely ready for a new user.  When the new user first turns the machine on it should state that "Setup is preparing the computer for first use" and then prompt the new user for setup information.  In other words I want to install Windows and the drivers and then leave the computer without an established user profile or other setup information (ie - keyboard layout, time zone, etc.).

 

Does anyone around here have any idea how I would go about accomplishing this?  Thanks so much in advance!  :-)



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

How many models are we talking about?

 

I'd recommend searching windows 7 unattended install to start with.  You will need to included all of the necessary drivers for all of the machines you want to use this on, hence the question of how many.  I will tell you that 10 machines or so will require at least 15GB of space for the install.  The more machines the more space you will need to store the install.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:17 PM

what you are talking about is an unattended install. I asked a similar question about that. I would research about creating an answer file. 

http://www.howtogeek.com/124368/how-to-create-a-customized-windows-7-installation-disc-with-integrated-updates/

 

this is a link I found that may help. I hope this helps



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:20 PM

How many models are we talking about?

 

I'd recommend searching windows 7 unattended install to start with.  You will need to included all of the necessary drivers for all of the machines you want to use this on, hence the question of how many.  I will tell you that 10 machines or so will require at least 15GB of space for the install.  The more machines the more space you will need to store the install.

Um...  Every model with unique hardware manufactured since 2008.  :-/



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:23 PM

Is there, perhaps a way to install Windows, then connect the HDD to a bench computer and inject the files and necessary registry entries?  My impression is that the Unattended Install technique is FAR too narrow for my EXTREMELY broad needs.  I need something more dynamic.


Edited by AS5 HEAD, 04 December 2013 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:24 PM

Boot Windows to Audit Mode or OOBE and the sysprep tool might be of interest to you ... you have a lot of reading to do

I would start here
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722413(v=ws.10).aspx

Specifically this part is going to be of interest to you
-For attended installations, from Windows Welcome screen, press SHIFT+CTRL+F3

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh824920.aspx

Edited by AngryRaisin, 04 December 2013 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:32 PM

Lots of reading!!  Yes!  Yes!  That's what I'm looking for!  Where else can I read about it!  :-D

 

THANK YOU!  :-)


Edited by AS5 HEAD, 05 December 2013 - 07:43 PM.





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