Best Practices Question
How Windows 10 2004 BIOS image capture/depoly differs from 1909
Have tried for a week to successfully deploy a BIOS version of windows 10 2004 with a k2000. Have successfully captured and deployed previous versions of windows 10, bios and uefi. Can capture/depoly windows 10 2004 UEFI. The image has been captured from a physical sysprepped computer. The sysprep file was created with the 2004 ADK on a technician computer. Have been using the WIM image format.
The issue I'm having is that Microsoft changed the way that the recovery partition is partitioned, so there are 3 possible partitions to capture instead of the two available to capture on previous versions of windows. I've tried capturing 1, 2, and 3 partitions. Cannot get the BIOS image to reboot after imaging successfully. The image will successfully deploy, but not boot after imaging to do post-install tasks.
Windows will grind for awhile, complain that it can't start, thinks a
driver is needed and that a restart will fix the issue. Over and over.
The drivers for the hardware are in the feed and are installed properly if deploying any other BIOS version of windows I have previously captured. If I use a windows 10 1909 image captured in the same time frame, no problem. The procedure that I followed with other BIOS versions of windows was to capture both partitions.
Can someone advise me as to the partitions to capture along with a script to create the BIOS partitions for imaging? The script below from MS(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/configure-biosmbr-based-hard-drive-partitions) does not work properly. As in after image is applied, computer reboots to do post-installation tasks, and windows wont boot as described above.
rem == CreatePartitions-BIOS.txt == rem == These commands are used with DiskPart to rem create three partitions rem for a BIOS/MBR-based computer. rem Adjust the partition sizes to fill the drive rem as necessary. == select disk 0 clean rem == 1. System partition ====================== create partition primary size=100 format quick fs=ntfs label="System" assign letter="S" active rem == 2. Windows partition ===================== rem == a. Create the Windows partition ======= create partition primary rem == b. Create space for the recovery tools rem ** Update this size to match the size of rem the recovery tools (winre.wim) rem plus some free space. shrink minimum=650 rem == c. Prepare the Windows partition ====== format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows" assign letter="W" rem == 3. Recovery tools partition ============== create partition primary format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery" assign letter="R" set id=27 list volume exit
Thank your for your consideration as I am stumped.
As a public institution, we have to use older equipment that does not support UEFI boot very well. That is why we have a bios image option. Most (98%+) of our deployments are UEFI, wish they all were.