With the latest version I am getting this error on my images. It's ok on the back end because I can ignore it but on the deployment pc side I'm tired of my PC techs asking if its ok. I don't want to select "remove local files..." as I don't want that extra step in there. Imaging takes long enough as it is. My one and only pre install task does format the disk but it does it through a complex diskpart scripting according to my guide I wrote back in the appdeploy days (somewhere on this site). I feel as though this is kind of a no brainer error message and if you can't figure this out before hand/ already know, I can't imagine you being able to do anything else more complex than make sure your disk is properly formatted.

To deploy the sysprepped image, either select Remove local files not in image or attach a preinstallation task to format the disk.

So is there a way to turn it off or trick it into not displaying?
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  • during the diskpart are you doing a "clean"
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I would recommend you review the content of your diskpart pre-install task, as it is quick and trivial to wipe the disk and then partition and format it so you are then working with a blank disk. The diskpart CLEAN command has a quick option which will do the job for you.
Answered 07/17/2014 by: EdT
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