Unattended Windows Installs (answer files, etc.)
Using the 'Install XP from an ISO using WinPE' Menu option
There is an example XP_EeePC_Auto_UK.txt file already present.
Using the 'Install from ISO using Step 1/Step 2' (DPMS) Menu option
Note: There are example files in the \_ISO\WINDOWS\XP folder.
Just name your XP ISO Winxp_32_sp3.iso - it will use Winxp_32_sp3.ISO.AUTO and EeePC.SIF (and at the end of the Stage 2 install, it will run EeePC.sif.cmd.
Note: The MyE2B.cfg file must start with !BAT on the first line.
Example 1 - Auto-selection (one SIF file for one ISO)
Example 2 - User selection of an unattend file
XP_PRO_32_Dell530.AUTO (contains set WINNT=D530.sif)
Running a script after GUI Mode Setup has rebooted
Unattend.xml files for Vista\Win7\SVR2K8R2 installsAdd your own unattend.xml files into the appropriate folder and you can choose one when prompted. Any name ending in .xml will do.
A useful flowchart for WinPE\Setup.exe\Winpeshl.exe\Startnet.cmd\wpeinit.exe is here.
Unattend.xml files for Win8\SVR2012\Win10 installs
Tip: A really easy way to generate a basic XML install file for Win7/8/8.1 online is here.
Modifying Unattend.xml files to work with Easy2Boot
Note: You must balance the XML text - every
2014-12-22 18:06:35, Info [0x07002e] DIAG Logging New OS to BB2014-12-22 18:06:35, Info IBS Unattend: Setup is running in WinPE; will wait for removable storage devices to initialize before unattend search2014-12-22 18:06:35, Info IBS Unattend: Removable storage devices initialized; waited 0ms (status 0x00000000)2014-12-22 18:06:35, Info [setup.exe] UnattendSearchExplicitPath: Found unattend file at [D:\autounattend.xml]; examining for applicability.2014-12-22 18:06:35, Info [setup.exe] UnattendSearchExplicitPath: Found usable unattend file for pass [windowsPE] at [D:\autounattend.xml].2014-12-22 18:06:35, Info IBS Callback_Unattend_InitEngine:Using unattend file found at [D:\autounattend.xml].
Note: This does not add the SDI_CHOCO RunSynchronous lines. You must add these in yourself.
Installing Windows 7/8/10 from an ISO
When you install from an ISO using an XML file, you may want to add files and folders to the default set of Windows files.
You can modify the \sources\install.wim file inside the ISO, however, you can instead copy files and folders from your USB drive to the Windows installation by adding the another XML section into the 'Specialize' pass of the XML file (i.e. after Setup has copied the Windows files and booted into Windows). See the blog for details.
An alternative is to use SDI_CHOCO to install drivers and applications automatically.
Using ISO+XML files under Virtual Box
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