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Sysprep Windows 8 Pro x64 image deployment hanging on "Finalizing your settings"

06/13/2013 6023 views

I have built a sysprep'd Windows 8 Pro x64 image that deploys fine until you add postinstall tasks.  Once you add even one postinstall task, the deployment will hang at "Finalizing your settings".  Any thoughts?  I know the postinstall tasks are compatible with Windows 8, and I know that the deployment by itself is fine (first thing I did was remove the postinstall tasks and redeploy the image, which worked fine).

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I've had this happen to me.  Check C:\Windows\Setup\Scripts and see if there is a file there prior to sysprepping called SetupComplete.cmd.  If there is, delete it, then sysprep and capture.  The K2 creates this file for postinstalls during imaging, and for some reason if it's already there it does exactly what you describe, hanging at "Finalizing your settings".  Very strange reason for it to hang, but it fixed the issue for me.

Answered 06/13/2013 by: nheyne
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  • Or, you could mount your image and try deleting it without recapturing. Haven't tried that before but it should work the same since the file gets created after the imaging phase I believe.
    • I took an image of the system prior to sysprepping, just in case something goofy like this happened. I'll deploy that image and check for the file.
      • I forgot to mention also, it happened on Win7 with me but I would imagine the issue is the same.
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