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    Win 7 unattend.xml help

    Hi people,

    Just got 16 new toshiba laptops and they have windows 7 pro on them. I'm wanting to use this instead of vista. But i'm struggling with getting it to image, well the unattend bit. Does any one know if my unattend.xml for vista will work or if i have to create a new one? If so i'm going to be really cheeky and ask if anyone has got one? Don't need it to have the product key in as we enter it in the windows setup bit.

    Thanks

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    for what its worth heres mine very basic but it seems to work with home page and school name changed (only got oems so no key there anyway)

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="generalize">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>
    <DoNotCleanUpNonPresentDevices>true</DoNotCleanUpNonPresentDevices>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <settings pass="specialize">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DisableFirstRunWizard>true</DisableFirstRunWizard>
    <Home_Page>http://www.edugeek.net/forums</Home_Page>
    <SuggestedSitesEnabled>false</SuggestedSitesEnabled>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <InputLocale>0809:00000809</InputLocale>
    <SystemLocale>en-gb</SystemLocale>
    <UILanguage>en-gb</UILanguage>
    <UILanguageFallback>en-gb</UILanguageFallback>
    <UserLocale>en-gb</UserLocale>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <ComputerName>*</ComputerName>
    <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
    <RegisteredOrganization>Some school</RegisteredOrganization>
    <RegisteredOwner>Some school</RegisteredOwner>
    <ShowWindowsLive>false</ShowWindowsLive>
    <StartPanelOff>true</StartPanelOff>
    <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time</TimeZone>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi: offlineImage cpi:source="wim:c:/winbuild/dvd/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>

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    Thanks for that, do you do any special sysprep with it? On vista I sysprep the machine without an unattend file and then add the unattend file to the WDS image propeties.

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    i just run sysprep with that file then reboot it into ghost which i find faster than wds on the same system

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    I'm curious, is the system locale etc settings working for you guys?

    I can't get any of the system locale or time settings to set correctly, even though they are in the unattended file everything just sets back to english (united states) and US & canada time >_<

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    seems to be though it still asks when i first bootup but the default is uk

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