Well i found i work around, but it will work on my favor only i guess, not as a general fix to the issue. Technically i just did the same thing but in a different and older bios ( INTEL board, dual core CPU, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB SATA )
My goals :
1 Create a Windows 7 image ( regardless of the hardware)
2 Be able to install this image on different hardware.
3 Different images for different departments within the company.
What i did :
1 Since i was having too many issues with a GIGABYTE board UEFI ready, which i am still not fully familiar with. I decide to get the image from a different board.
2 i installed the image on to a brand new i5 Gigabyte board with 500 GB HD. which it did, only that i found something interesting.
- In windows XP (single disk NTFS only) fog will used the entire disk and just use whatever was used by windows for the installation( EX 10 GB )
- In windows 7 ( Multiple partitions single disk ) i created the image from a 80 GB SATA HD and fog will use the 80 GB out of the 500 GB HD that i deployed to and leave the rest
unallocated, which for my purpose is really not a bad thing because i can just manually format that partition and use is for local data storage ( not what i wanted but hey )
3 Once i get it working i will create a a different image for our many different departments ( i did this with windows xp and works perfect for me ) this way i am just down to only
some windows updates and join the computer to the domain.
Now am facing a different issue, i i am just going to mentioned because all of you have been really helpful and i hope my findings help someone else later…
In windows XP i would just deploy the computer and after i was done before joining the computer to the domain i would just run NewSID which will modify any SID entries to avoid any SID
conflicts in my environment. It worked perfect and never had a single issue… Now i ran the NewSID in windows 7 ( as Administrator ) then after the computer restarted windows will not boot again.
I can try to find a work around to this but i don’t want to have to do this all the time. I looked for a NewSid alternative for Win7, but the closes is to run sysprep with the unattended file which i was trying to avoid since i did not have to deal with it in widows xp but i guess i have to.
Again very much appreciated and i will post later my findings !!!