I'm getting an error the sysprep can't run because it's not available on upgraded systems. However, I have a fresh installation of Windows 10 Enterprise that I'm using. I should be able to use sysprep without issues. Here is the readout from the log file. I've highlighted the error:

2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP ========================================================
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP ===          Beginning of a new sysprep run          ===
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP ========================================================
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f004d] SYSPRP The time is now 2016-02-01 16:28:20
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f004e] SYSPRP Initialized SysPrep log at C:\windows\system32\sysprep\Panther
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f0054] SYSPRP ValidateUser:User has required privileges to sysprep machine
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f007e] SYSPRP FCreateTagFile:Tag file C:\windows\system32\sysprep\Sysprep_succeeded.tag does not already exist, no need to delete anything
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'GENERALIZE'
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'OOBE'
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'SHUTDOWN'
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f005f] SYSPRP ParseCommands:Found supported command line option 'UNATTEND'
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f00d7] SYSPRP WinMain:Pre-validing 'cleanup' internal providers.
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:Running platform actions specified in action file for phase 3
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f00ba] SYSPRP SysprepSession::CreateSession: Successfully created instance with mount path C:, action file C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\ActionFiles\Cleanup.xml, and mode
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP SysprepSession::Validate: Beginning action execution from C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\ActionFiles\Cleanup.xml
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP ActionPlatform::GetStringValue: Getting REG_SZ value SysprepMode under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Sysprep
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP ActionPlatform::GetValue: Getting value SysprepMode under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Sysprep
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Warning               SYSPRP ActionPlatform::GetValue: Error from RegQueryValueEx on value SysprepMode under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\Sysprep; dwRet = 0x2
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP SysprepSession::CreateXPathForSelection: Sysprep mode in registry is
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP ActionPlatform::GetStringValue: Getting REG_SZ value PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP ActionPlatform::GetValue: Getting value PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE under key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info                  SYSPRP SysprepSession::CreateXPathForSelection: Processor architecture in registry is AMD64
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Info       [0x0f0080] SYSPRP ActionPlatform::LaunchModule: Found 'Sysprep_Clean_Validate_Opk' in C:\Windows\System32\spopk.dll; executing it
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Error      [0x0f0036] SYSPRP spopk.dll:: Sysprep will not run on an upgraded OS. You can only run Sysprep on a custom (clean) install version of Windows.
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Error      [0x0f0082] SYSPRP ActionPlatform::LaunchModule: Failure occurred while executing 'Sysprep_Clean_Validate_Opk' from C:\Windows\System32\spopk.dll; dwRet = 0x139f
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Error                 SYSPRP SysprepSession::Validate: Error in validating actions from C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\ActionFiles\Cleanup.xml; dwRet = 0x139f
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Error                 SYSPRP RunPlatformActions:Failed while validating SysprepSession actions; dwRet = 0x139f
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Error      [0x0f0070] SYSPRP RunExternalDlls:An error occurred while running registry sysprep DLLs, halting sysprep execution. dwRet = 0x139f
2016-02-01 16:28:20, Error      [0x0f00d8] SYSPRP WinMain:Hit failure while pre-validate sysprep cleanup internal providers; hr = 0x8007139f

2016-02-01 16:28:26, Info       [0x0f0052] SYSPRP Shutting down SysPrep log
2016-02-01 16:28:26, Info       [0x0f004d] SYSPRP The time is now 2016-02-01 16:28:26
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  • Have a look to this one:
    https://4sysops.com/archives/windows-10-sysprep-was-not-able-to-validate-your-windows-installation/
    The article points out other possible causes.
    Kind regards,
    Marco - StockTrader
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Answered 02/01/2016 by: SMal.tmcc
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