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Silent install driver

  • if the installer support silent install, add "/s" or "/q" option

Setting disk letter. Example: exchange D and E disk letter

  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\diskpart /s xxx.txt
  • In xxx.txt
select volume=D
assign letter= X
select volume=E
assign letter= D
select volume=X
assign letter= E

[WES2009] Change network adapter name

  • delete the registry key which you want to use first
  • put the batch in startup
netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection 3" newname="Local Area Connection 2"

[WES2009] Disable balloon tip and hardware detect pop

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "EnableBalloonTips"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] "Start_NotifyNewApps"=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings] "DisableBalloonTips"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Tour] "RunCount"=0
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings] "SuppressNewHWUI"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PlugPlay\Parameters] "SuppressUI"=1 "SuppressNewHWUI"=1

[WES2009] Disable Share Document folder

  • In the Policy Editor navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components and click on Windows Explorer
  • Enable “Remove Shared Documents form My Computer”

[WES2009] Stop the computer recording "My Recent Documents"

  • Right click task bar and click Properties
  • Click Start Menu/Customize /Advanced
  • uncheck "List my most..."

[WES2009] Disable windows Welcome and ShutDown screens

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system] "DisableStatusMessages" = 1

[WES2009] Hide or delete the Windows Desktop Recycle Bin icon]

[WES2009] How to disable Help Support

  • Import the reg file in the following link
  • \\eossfs\share\!SupportTeam\OS\IssuePatch\XPE\HideHS\

[WES2009] Why I can’t install Adobe successfully

  • Place the atmlib.dll under system32
  • \\eossfs\share\!SupportTeam\OS\IssuePatch\XPE\XPE Adobe install fail issue\

[WES2009] Why my audio icon is missing after sysprep

  • Import the XP_Audio_Tray_Miss.reg file in the following link
  • \\eossfs\share\!SupportTeam\OS\IssuePatch\XPE\

[WES2009] How to keep the short cuts in your Start after sysprep

  • Export the following registry key in your system as a .reg file


  • Write a batch file to import this reg file
  • Place it to startup path before sysprep

[WES2009] How to keep Virtual Memory setting (Page File) after sysprep

  • Export the following registry key in your system as a .reg file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
  • Write a batch file to import this reg file
  • Place it to startup path before sysprep

[WES7] Bootup time too long

  • Enable superfetch
  • Enable virtual memory
  • Setting msconfig, Boot->Timeout from 30 to 5

[WES7] Japanese character displaying problem

[WES7] Setting default language using answer file

  • Example: change to Japeness UI, but keyboard using English
  • InputLocale = en-US (keyboard layout.)
  • SystemLocale = ja-JP (the default language to use for non-Unicode programs)
  • UILanguage = en-US (the default system language to display user interface)
  • UserLocale = ja-JP (formatting dates, times, currency, and numbers in a Windows installation)

[WES7] Disk Cleanup Wizard addon lets users delete outdated Windows updates on WES7 SP1

  • Install KB2852368
  • This update adds a new plugin to the Disk Cleanup wizard. After you install this update, you can use the Windows Update Cleanup option to delete Windows updates that you no longer need.

[WES7] Graphics driver can't load resource of language

  • 2 36.15.0 1091-PV(x32) and are the reason of this issue .
  • Don't use those version graphics driver.

[WES7] Unknown device shows yellow bang with HW ID ACPI\INT3396 in device manager

  • In BIOS, change the setting of [Chipset]->[South Bridge]->[USB Configuration] to OS Selection = windows7

[WES7] E-SKU use DISM add language

  • dism /online /add-package /packagepath:
  • Example: dism /online /add-package /packagepath:C:\LP.cab

[WES7] USB Japanese 106/109 keyboard issue

[WES7] WES7 EWF failed after ghost when no sysprep

  • cmd Rundll32 ewfcfg.dll,EwfSysprepSpecialize

[WES7] Building a Standard Image of Windows 7: Step-by-Step Guide

[WES7] Add a Custom Message to the Welcome Screen

[WES7] CopyProfile fails with FindLatestProfile failed (0x80070003) error during Windows 7 deployment

  • This problem may occur if you manually delete the profile folder that is located in the \Users folder.
  • This action causes an inconsistent image state, and leaves the profile information orphaned in the following registry *subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  • http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2530664

[WES7] Desktop UI performance down

  • Disable Aero
sc stop
net stop uxsms
sc config uxsms start=disabled
  • Disable “Show windows contents while dragging “. (you need reboot after setting)
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] "DragFullWindows"="0"

[WES7] MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it

[WES7/WE8S] GUI boot enable or disable

[WES7/WE8S] Keep driver when sysprep

  • Sysprep answer file add to pass "generalize"
  • Setting REG before sysprep
DoNotCleanUpNonPresentDevices to 1
PresistAllDeviceInstalls to 1

[WE8S] Bad font in ME tabs

  • Install KB2803676 to fix this issue.
  • \\eossfs\share\!SupportTeam\OS\IssuePatch\WE8S\ME_tab_solutions\solutions

[WE8S] How to automatically go to Windows 8 desktop (skip Start/Metro screen) on Windows boot

[WE8S] S3 resume time and shutdown time too long.

  • Changing BIOS OS type, sleep time will normal.

[WE8S] When you use the System Monitor tool, some counters may be missing or do not contain counter data

  • CMD: lodctr /r