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here are the tricks, steps, tutorial to deal with windows 8,

OEM desktop/laptop usually installed with lots of software that you wish they are not there at the first place, so the best method is, clean format,

1. prepare the media
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new pc uses UEFI, and based on my trial and error, when bios is set to UEFI, they dont recognize non-UEFI device in the boot menu,

so we need to prepare UEFI pendrive, we can use microsoft Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool, free from ms store, but UEFI only support FAT32, so regedit.exe, HKCU\Software\Microsoft\ISO Backup Tool\ create DWORD DisableFormat , value = 1

2. msdn iso files
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en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso (x64 windows 8 core & pro)
en_windows_8_x86_dvd_915417.iso (x86 windows 8 core & pro)

you need languages pack file if you want to convert win8 single language from eg, english to japan or etc

mu_windows_8_language_pack_x64_dvd_917544.iso
mu_windows_8_language_pack_x86_dvd_917546.iso

3. for win8 single language, you need leaked win8 single language iso,
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basically, google Windows 8 SL x64,

following dism command are useful in this process,

dism.exe /Mount-Wim /WimFile:E:\win8\sources\install.wim /index:1 /MountDir:E:\win8m

dism.exe /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:E:\win8m /commit

dism.exe /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:E:\win8m /discard

oscdimg -bE:\win8\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lwin8 e:\win8 f:\win8.iso

4. audit mode
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Ctrl+Shift+F3

Prepare to Capture an Image for Deployment (Generalize)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd799233%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Capture Images
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd799291%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
Post 03 Jun 2013, 19:35
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