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theKramer

Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 15:22
Hi all.
This is my first reduction attempt with Windows 10.

I installed the reduced ISO on VMWare 12 with no issues. Install worked perfectly.

However, when I try to install from a USB boot key on my physical machine, when it gets to the install screen, it is completely unresponsive. I see the screen but have no possibility to use my mouse nor keyboard..

Also, even though I have the autounattend.xml file, it shows the screen where one selects ones install language as the first screen...

Has anyone experienced something like this?

Autounattend and wccf files [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]...

Thx for the help..
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brittech

Re: Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 17:22
Do you have an alternative, physical machine to test your USB on?  (I'm wondering if there is a problem with the laptop's EFI firmware.)
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brittech

Re: Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 17:25
Does the laptop have an SSD?
theKramer

Re: Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Fri 11 Dec 2015 - 10:58
Hi.
I have installed reduced windows 8.1 multiple times on this PC using the same process (Rufus boot disk) with no issues, so I would say its connected somehow to Winreducer10..

I tried also without the Autounattend.xml (just to see) and I had the same issue.

I will try again with 0.5.3.0 to see if that has the same issue..

I'll also try with expert optimizations disabled to see if that changes anything..
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winterstorm2050
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Re: Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Fri 11 Dec 2015 - 14:36
Hey theKramer,

I've looked at your wccf and you removed "Drivers- USB Hub (EHCI, UHCI, OHCI)" and "Drivers - USB Hub (xHCI)" which are respectively USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 supports !

You should keep these Wink

Have a nice day !
theKramer

Re: Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Mon 14 Dec 2015 - 11:10
Hi winter.
I got it to install on my computer by copying the reduced install.wim to a standard install DVD.
Would these USB drivers be contained in the boot.wim also?
Because maybe that is the reason?

If I get the time, I will try to replicate by not removing these drivers..
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KrX

Re: Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Mon 14 Dec 2015 - 13:03
yes the usb drivers are also contained at the boot.wim, and when you remove it you cant use your usb key.
theKramer

Re: Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Mon 14 Dec 2015 - 13:37
Dammit. That explains it so.

@winter: since removing these files can have such a disruptive influence on the installation, can you remove them from the removal tab? For me it doesn't make sense to allow users to remove them..
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KrX

Re: Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Mon 14 Dec 2015 - 15:50
you could remove them if you i.e. use a DVD. or (didnt test if it really works without them) if you boot the .iso directly from your HDD (add ist with Easy BCD to startup menu)
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Hen Ry

Re: Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Mon 14 Dec 2015 - 23:45
I use in such a case the original boot.wim.
theKramer

Re: Install screen unresponsive at beginning of install

on Wed 16 Dec 2015 - 3:50
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KrX wrote:you could remove them if you i.e. use a DVD. or (didnt test if it really works without them) if you boot the .iso directly from your HDD (add ist with Easy BCD to startup menu)
Hi KrX.
I understand the workaround, but I ditched the DVD-ROM about 3 years ago  cheers
My point was that it in my opinion, there is too little gain for the possible problems it causes. I have been reducing my windows since Vista, and I made this error, imagine the amount of times this problem will be experienced once WREX10 leaves alpha/beta status.

At the very least, there should be a popup if someone selects these files for removal warning that it could break USB installations.

But personally, I dont think they should be available for removal..

Just my €0.02 Smile
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