Way to bypass long "first time set up" after sysprepped image delpoyed?

  • Afternoon all

    First off I’ll tell my process:

    1. install win7
    2. enter audit mode
    3. Customize drivers, profile, software etc
    4. disk cleanup, defrag, chkdsk(restart at least twice after)
    5. copy unattend file
    6. run sysprep /generalize /oobe /unattend:unattend.xml /shutdown

    After the machine shuts down, I make a task in FOG to capture the image, all is good.

    Image deploys just fine, but I’m wondering if there’s a way to bypass the initial black screen of “first time set up, getting computer ready” stuff.The image deploys pretty quickly but that process of initial set up at the black screen seems to take a long time. Any words of advise?

  • Yeah I figured there wasn’t really much of a way around it. Thanks!

  • Developer

    That is part of sysprepping the image, if instead of entering audit mode and you continued to the OS and set up your image, you would not be faced with the OOBE process again. Of course your image would not be so accepting of new hardware either.

    This is something that needs to be discussed on a windows forum, particularly one dealing in Sysprep. This is not something that FOG can help with, nor is it a problem with FOG. This is the PURPOSE of syprep generalize and OOBE.

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