Hi Neevar, welcome to the Eight Forums.
First this warning about Sysprep GUI (from https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...h825084.aspx):
In Windows 8.1, the Sysprep user interface is deprecated. The Sysprep UI will continue to be supported in this release however it may be removed in a future release. We recommend that you update your Windows deployment workflow to use the Sysprep command line. For more information about the Sysprep Command line tool, see Sysprep Command-Line Options.
To generalize your image without an answer file use command:
The closing option (highlighted) can be shutdown, restart or quit.
%windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown
To generalize your image with an answer file use command:
Change the answer file path and name (highlighted) accordingly
%windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:X:\MyAnswerFile.xml
Event logs should be cleared when the /generalize switch is used. This from Microsoft TechNet support article https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...v=ws.10).aspx:
I do not know why your logs are not cleared. Could you please tell which logs remain?
Prepares the Windows installation to be imaged. If this option is specified, all unique system information is removed from the Windows installation. The security ID (SID) resets, any system restore points are cleared, and event logs are deleted.
The next time the computer starts, the specialize configuration pass runs. A new security ID (SID) is created, and the clock for Windows activation resets, if the clock has not already been reset three times.