Sysprep Windows 7 – Third Party Anti-Virus

I have run into about 20-30 people over the last couple weeks that were having trouble sysprepping and they all narrowed it down to the same thing; their anti-virus application. It seems that the Sysprep tool is sometimes not working with a lot of the 3rd party anti-virus applications.

Sysprep sometimes not working with 3rd party anti-virus apps

Anti-Virus Applications with Known Issues

  • Norton 2009
  • McAfee
  • AVG
  • Avira
  • ESET NOD32 4.0 (User reported issues)


Tip from Erwin below

“If you get the error, boot with shift+F10 and add the parameter /SAFEBOOT:MINIMAL”

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