I work as IT for my company. In trying to test a windows answer file generator, I find myself stuck and unable to circumvent the issue. All of our new PCs are Dell, come with Win 10 1703 pre-installed, and come without optical drives (to prevent users from doing stupid things). In order to test this answer file generator, I have a blank usb prepped per the instructions, but I have to have a Win 10 OS disk to run off of. I have a Samsung usb cd/dvd setup with the OS disk, and BIOS prepped to boot the cd and the usb (in that order). I had to go through Legacy mode to do it. Anyway, the OS disk boots up, but it will only boot up to the Windows Recovery Environment/Mode. I have Troubleshoot and Turn Off PC as my only options. In Troubleshoot, even in Advanced Options, I only can restart/recover the PC, enter Command Prompt, or shutdown. I cannot access the OS installation to then utilize the usb. The usb has been formatted, only a single text file in the root, and is 32Gb. Any ideas to boot aside from in the Recovery Environment?
That has possibilities, but I will need to figure out how to add the autounattend.xml (specified answer file generator) into the process, running simultaneously with the virtual Win 10 1703 installation. Gets complicated.
I think I may have it. I should be able to include the autounattend.xml file into a virtual usb drive. Running that with a VM Win 10 iso installation might work. I think the build is 15063.0. I just need to allocate the resources. Thank you for the feedback!
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