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Hello all,

I created my own unattended DVD with the Windows 7 Toolkit. I created an ISO file and installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 in VMWare (by booting the ISO file). The whole installed went fine!

After the succesvol installation in VMWare I used the Windows 7 Toolkit to copy the installation on my USB-stick.

But, installing Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my laptop (via USB) the Silent Installs were not working. The screen which shows the progress on installing the silent installs didn't popup and my laptop booted directly to my desktop.

In VMWare the above was working fine.

How can I fix this?

The silent installs which I integrated in the installation are:

- dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64_SlimSetup

- Silverlight_x64

Thanks in advance!

Edit

With Windows 7 Toolkit v1.4.0 above problem is fixed!

Thank you Legolash2o!

Edited by ottuh

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It's probably because it was installed from a USB stick. I'll take a look at the code..

Can you please take a screenshot of your USB stick contents? There should be an 'Apps' folder on the USB stick.

Edited by Legolash2o

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I had no problems whatsoever integrating those exact silent installers from different usb sticks... usb 3.0 / ssd-based etc... with different versions of W7T. I for one don't think it's a usb-stick-related-problem.

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I'm on my mobile phone, so I can't take a screenshot right now. But, I can tell you that there is an 'Apps' folder on the USB-stick, although I made it a system file so it's hidden. Also I placed other files on the USB-stick, which I need. Could it be that one of those two things is conflicting with my installation?

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First I copied all the files inside the ISO file to my USB-stick, with the toolkit. Afterwards I changed the 'Apps' folder to a hidden folder with the ATTRIB +S +H command in CMD.

Beside the things I described earlier, I didn't modify anything.

Edited by ottuh

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Can I open the silent installer directly from my USB-stick (when logged in into Windows), without the need to reinstall my whole system?

I searched all the folders on my USB-stick already, but couldn't find anything.

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There is but it's more complicated :) It would require mounting the image using WIM Registry Editor, exporting HKLM\\W7T, editing it and then import it on your current OS and then reboot.

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Used my USB-stick (without change the ATTRIB commands, so all the installation files are still hidden) to install Windows 7 x64 Ultimate in VMWare. In VMWare the silent installs are working.

How could it be the same USB-stick is working in VMWare but not in my laptop?

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Go to C:\Windows\System32\W7TRunOnce.exe, right-click Properties > Details. What version is it?

Should I check this on my laptop?

If so, I have to wait untill tomorrow, because I left my laptop on my work.

Edited by ottuh

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Preferably the laptop :)

Check it in VMWare (on my PC), it says version '3.2.0.0'.

It should be the same on my laptop I guess, because I didn't change anything to my USB-stick.

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Hmm, that's the latest version for the v102 build. It's a bit strange why it would work in VMWare but not a live PC :/

Sad news. So, there's nothing I can do about this?

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The only thing i can think of that can affect it is the attribute settings (system + hidden).

EDIT: I'll do some testing and get back to you.

Edited by Legolash2o

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The only thing i can think of that can affect it is the attribute settings (system + hidden).

EDIT: I'll do some testing and get back to you.

I try to make some time this week, to reinstall my laptop without the attrib commands, I'll get back to you also!

Thanks already, for your time!

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I've sent you a personal message with a link to the latest alpha, the RunOnce file in this version writes logs, hopefully this will see what it happening :)

Thanks, will try as soon as possible!

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