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    Windows 8

    Hi all

    anyone tried taking an image of win8 yet. on download after reboot i get Winload.exe error screen. i guess its something to do with the 350 rather than 100MB sda1 partition but not sure yet.

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    No tried yet but I'll have a play with this next week.

    P.S. I'm not deploying windows 8, just curious to see if it will work.

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    ok well ive booted the machien from the win8 usb stick and fog has laid sda1 down at 100MB not 350MB as win8 sets out. but running the repair from win8 usb fixes it and it boots. so now i am taking another image with the sda1 at 100MB and i'll try and deploy that to a third machien probably on monday now. hopefully this will work. it would be kewl to have one room with win8 and office 2013 ready for sept.

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    Would be cool from our point of view. I think staff and pupils would have a fit. It's taking some getting used to for me, especially as I can see a clock when using metro apps etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-strider View Post
    it would be kewl to have one room with win8 and office 2013 ready for sept.
    I can personally think of nothing less cool, not until the OS has matured a bit yet! Office 2013 doesn't even show up on VLSC for me yet.

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    I wouldn't dream of deploying it. It'd only be cool because it's all shiny and new.

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    Download Microsoft Project Professional 2013 Preview
    choose office 365 on the right then right at the bottom is a link to office 2013 rather than the online ver. something like download msi ver
    office is preview its not released but seems stable enough. its also on technet subscriptions
    Last edited by k-strider; 17th August 2012 at 01:42 PM.

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    Last edited by k-strider; 17th August 2012 at 01:41 PM.

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    Have you tried using a multi-partition image rather than a windows 7 single partition one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Have you tried using a multi-partition image rather than a windows 7 single partition one?
    Indeed, we did this with W7 for some really troublesome machines, two WIMs then create a partition for the system one at the right size, then apply the WIMs and then run the repair off the DVD to clean up the bootloader records and GUIDs to point to the right place.

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    that will be my next try. i'm just deploying it again now if this dosen't work i will take a multi of the original machine. i'll post back in an hour or so... unless i go home then it will be next week

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    ok kewl thats worked. so what i did was:
    Install Win8 on a clean disk.
    Take a image of it in FOG
    Restore the Image to a new machine -> boots to winload.exe error.
    Repair the computer with Win8 Boot usb stick and make sure it boots
    Take another image of the machine this then deploys ok.
    I told Fog it was a single partition windows 7 image.


    Now to see if my unattended.xml is anything like right! i just cribbed my win 7 one making the same changes for win8

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