Problems deploying Windows 10 to non Dell systems?
We recently got a batch of refurbished Lenovo machines to deploy for a project. They come with vanilla Windows 10 on there so I know they can take Windows 10, but when I try to deploy Win 10 via K2000 it fails after creating partitions 'Windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the unattended answer file...'
I've checked the config of the scripted install and the variable I would have thought to cause this 'InstallToAvailablePartition' is set to true - should that not instruct Windows to grab whatever the primary partition is set to?
Windows 10 is installing fine to Dell machines from this scripted install, and I can install Windows 7 to these Levono machines from my Win 7 scripted install - which is pointing me towards something like a UEFI or secure boot setting but I can't find anything in the BIOS.
Has anyone got any ideas? I'm admin of this system but it's not my primary job function and I've already lost a day trying to work it out without breaking it (if the 50 Lenovo's have to go with Win 7 then so be it but Win 7 is a slow process because of updates)
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Posted by: cserrins 3 years ago
Sounds like you don't have the correct drivers in the boot environment. You can check this by booting to the kbe, then go to Recovery | Command Prompt. Use diskpart to select the disk and list partitions. More than likely when you use the list disk command it won't find the disk. If this is the case it is definitely drivers. Quest support site has a KB on how to add drivers to a kbe.