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ElmerBeFuddled

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ElmerBeFuddled last won the day on July 13 2013

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About ElmerBeFuddled

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  • Birthday 01/05/1958

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    Durham. UK
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    Staring out the Sanatorium window.
    Breathing on the the Sanatorium window and writing my name on it.
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    Windows 7 x64
  1. I've just encountered this "password renewal" for the first time, which was a bit of a shock as I never use passwords. This was one of the first hits on a goggle search. I will say that this is the first time (approx 5 weeks ago) that I've used my slipped install with autounattend.xml for real. Every other time has been in VBox which obviously got changed every 30 days when testing the new update installs so it never had a chance to appear. I've now added the FirstLogonCommands piece mentioned above to my autounattend.xml file. Something new to test in VBox! Bit OT. I had managed, with Macrium
  2. Are you going straight to the "installed updates" window? I think you have to run windows update before you can see any hidden updates, installed updates (the slipstreamed list), update history (downloaded from windows via internet) etc.
  3. I'm another fan of Rufus. For some reason (for me) it seems its the only USB loader that gives the option "press any key to boot from usb..." whereas any other I've tried, so far, just auto boot to the usb. A right pain in the burrtocks (Ta Forrest Gump!) when you are out the room when an install shuts the pc and restarts and you're not there to rip the usb drive out.
  4. Well. I must've spent the best part of 8 hours (on and off) today swapping odds n sods out of the autounattend.xml file. The only thing I have learnt is that my head hurts!! But there is good news! Took my 15 year old (1998) Mark 3 VW Polo for its annual MOT (road worthiness) test/certificate today, and it sailed through! All I'd done in the last 12 months (yesterday at that) was buy two new tyres for the front. My head is now hurting and more than slightly hazy as the "possible car repair money" got spent on a few celebratory beers! I think I'll give up trying to figure this issue out
  5. That didn't seem to do the trick. I'm going to try it out on a virgin (key inserted only) iso, it may yet be something I've ripped out with WinToolKit! I'll report back!
  6. That's a better wild guess than any I have! I'll give it a spin in VBox! Here I go. Wish me luck. I may be gone a while......
  7. Hi All, Have a minor issue with my autounattend.xml file in as far as I don't get to see the Install Windows 7 Now screen with the repair option towards the bottom left corner. All I do get is which disk to install it to. I even disable that when running a test in VBox. I didn't realise until the other day when I could have done with doing a repair install that I didn't have that option (got round it by renaming the autounattend file on my usb). Could someone pass an eye over my autounattend file and tell me which 'string' I need to disable? B.T.W. the autounattend file has been validate
  8. @ bphlpt I totally agree with what you say re Rick. My intention in my first of the last two posts was not to snipe. Sadly it reads that way. I blame the sherbets (beers) I'd tucked under my belt that night/day. I'll leave as is for now but if anyone wants it edited by myself and/or anyone wants to delete it, feel free. I also agree that I don't want to see the ads, but 5 seconds out of a month (?) is hardly a waste of my life, it was the inability to get the download (I now know how) that was bugging me, nothing to do with Rick. Offence, or abruptness was not my intention. Jeez! I love
  9. Today I turned off Ad Muncher which I've been using for two/three months and got a download no problem! Must be something in Ad Munchers db now that doesn't agree with AdFly. So I can crawl back into me hole with a happy smile on me face! :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:
  10. Hmm. This has got my attention! Luckily I grabbed the latest version before all this kerfaffle started. I did start getting, as I entered the ad.fly page, a pop up but normally clicking on Stay on Page would keep the 5 sec countdown going. I started to read this thread so thought I'd try to re download and see what the fuss was about and I got the above prompt once. But for a change and thereafter I've got/am getting/will most likely keep getting: Sorry, but the requested page was not found! Looks like originally I was just in time. This was with clearing all cookies, history etc.
  11. After a couple of cups of coffee and whilst (she) was on a trip to the shop to get me some baccy, the step-daughters PC miraculously unlocked itself! The SD learnt a lesson there. Don't use the same password to lock your PC that you was using when you were 14! She now has that sort of 'look of terror' as to what I may, or may not (not!) seen on her PC. I, of course, are remaining silent, but giving plenty of knowing smiles and winks out! Well, you have to take the mickey, don't you! It was actually a Public Network I was trying to set in the autounattend file as opposed to a Home one. Alth
  12. Aah Haa! Issue is resolved! It appears to happen when dotNET 4.5 slim is being installed into the virtual machine. By the use of logging when it starts and ends I've discovered it takes anything from 10 to 15 minutes to fully install with mscorsvw.exe doing its thing. Its during this time I usually nip to the loo, do a brew, grab a sarnie, have a tab or two etc.. Today I thought I'd go and stand in the garden and catch some rays. It was then I spotted my 27 yr old step-daughter rapidly tapping the shift key!!! Oh how she laughed!! She's off out tonight. Wonder if she'll laugh tomorrow when
  13. The autounattend.xml (didn't want to show up above!!) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="windowsPE"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <SetupUILanguage> <UILanguage>en-US</UILanguage>
  14. Other day when trying out my unattended install in vBox I had a prompt asking me if I wanted to turn sticky keys on or off. I thought nothing (much) of it as maybe I had tapped /something rested on the shift key. However, its just happened again. This time I went through the motions of disabling this but it's slightly perplexing as to why this has only recently started happening. Maybe I've gone a step too far with what I'm removing/tweaking with WinToolKit or maybe something in my autounattend file that's not jumping out at me. Can someone cast a fresh eye over these in case I'm missing
  15. This has probably been asked before, and solved! But: When adding new upates to the image file & WinToolKit finishes, it shows all updates tweaks etc. that have been created and added/removed from the wim so far. Would it be possible to generate a list of all the work you've done to the wim file? If I hit the save button I get the same as the preset I've just named and saved before it started. At the moment I'm searching through my saved presets and trying to match up the 'unmatched' to make up a "Total" preset in case I start from scratch, which I do, for fun. Off that topic, I use
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