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Creating a Windows 8 Image using Dism

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    Win 8

    Creating a Windows 8 Image using Dism


    So I'm creating a Win8 image with custom software installed, but now i'm stuck on the next steps, I've captured the image but the below link send me in a bit of confusion on the next steps! With win 7 in the past I used to be able to just capture the image and replace the original boot.wim file. Win8 doesn't seem to want to let me me do that. it will boot to install but a licence key field appears and doesn't like any licence I use (VLK by the way) What steps should I try and follow next? Thanks.

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    If you are using setup.exe, as far as I know, you need the appropriate license files in boot.wim sources.
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    Win 8

    What would you say is the next step?
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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Speaking as someone who has never actually done the deployment process, I would have thought the product key would have been included when using the autounattend.xml during the initial setup. Perhaps the Sysprep generalize operation removes it, but that seems a little strange.

    Anyway, have you seen this site?

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