At one point, I was reasonably convinced that the Spring Creators Update aka Windows 10 Version 1803 might even go public before the end of March. Over the last couple of weeks, it’s become apparent that not only was that presumption incorrect, we still don’t know for sure when 1803 will hit the streets. Lots
Final phase of this project is to sysprep customized Windows image, capture it to a WIM file, and create an ISO for completely automated installation. Create a Checkpoint On your reference Hyper-V VM, create a checkpoint before proceeding. Select Action > Checkpoint in Virtual Machine Connection window, name the checkpoint as you wish, click YES to
With the answer files complete, now it’s time to install Windows 10 on a reference Hyper-V virtual machine. You can naturally use any other virtualization platform for this, or even a spare physical PC, but I prefer Hyper-V and recommend it highly. To get started with Hyper-V in case you are not familiar with this
If you’re using Macrium Reflect as your backup and imaging solution, be aware that it comes with an excellent tool that can update, upgrade and maintain your image backups. It’s called Macrium viBoot, and it’s worth getting to know. As a keen and avid Windows Insider, I’ve had my share of Windows upgrades fail for various reasons. Fortunately,
OK, now it’s time to create an answer file to automate Windows Welcome (OOBE). To do that, please launch the Windows SIM and create a new answer file (File > New Answer File). Because you already created the catalog file in a previous post in this series (Part 2) you don’t have to go through the
Installing Windows 10 is done in three phases: Boot from install media, run Windows Setup (when done, restart is required) Configure hardware devices (one restart during, one restart when done) Windows Welcome (OOBE) In normal clean install, user interaction is required in phases 1 and 3, phase 2 being run automatically without user interaction.
Boot & forget Of all the operating systems I know, Windows is the most versatile and flexible when it comes to setting up totally automated, unattended “hands free” install media. Pretty much everything you might want to do can indeed be done. It’s just a matter of knowing how! In this series of posts, we
Cloudfare for sure selected an unorthodox launch day for its new DNS resolver service 220.127.116.11. That’s because it not only made its debut on Easter Sunday but this year, that also happened to be April Fools Day (and, my birthday!). According to Matthew Prince on Clouflare’s blog, there was a “valid” reason for all this:
Thursday marked the second and final day of Microsoft’s Amsterdam Tech Summit. Leaving immediately after the last session, I managed to get myself to Amsterdam’s Main Railway Station about 15 minutes before my train departed. After a stressful journey of over 8 hours on a train filled with people travelling for the four-day Easter
A veritable Swiss Army Knife for Windows recovery and repair, Kyhi’s Rescue Disk is a bootable do-it-all environment that Windows admins and technicians will find indispensable.