Windows 8 Scripted install Question

I am running a scripted install for Windows 8.1 pro. When it gets to the "Install OS" it is asking which partition to install on. I am trying to make this automated as possible, and would like to have this fixed. I do not have anything in the Setup Config for creating the partitions.

The following is what I have for my processes:

Create Single Partition:
select disk 0
create partition primary
select partition 1

Format C: as NTFS:
format /q /y /s:enable /fs:ntfs c:

Install Vista/2008/7/8/2012/MBR:
bootsect.exe /NT60 c:

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Posted by: SquirrelHermit 5 years ago
Yellow Belt

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What I ended up doing was setting the partition sizes in the answer file. The following is the part I added under the "windowsPE"

    <component xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS">
        <Disk wcm:action="add">
            <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
            <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
            <CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
            <MetaData wcm:action="add">
              <Value>Windows 8.1 Pro</Value>

Posted by: nickbaldwin86 6 years ago
Yellow Belt
This is what  I use... works great for me.

select volume 0 
remove all noerr 
select disk 0 
create partition primary size=350
assign letter="D" 
create partition primary 
assign letter="C" 

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