I am trying to create a “base/reference” installation of Windows 8.1 which I can use to deploy to other computers with different hardware. After a lot of research, I was pointed to
ImageX and managed to get a Windows installation up and running on a different computer.
However, I noticed that the Windows settings went missing, including desktop background. However, all software remained installed, which is good. Settings which went missing are like:
- Updated keyboard speed in control panel to fastest
- Start Menu set as ‘Use small taskbar buttons’
- Taskbar buttons: Never combine
- Desktop background
Is it possible to keep these settings intact? Is this due to some parameters of
I used the below:
sysprep.exe /audit /generalize /shutdown
I was using this to install Windows 8.1 Pro.