Change default installation path in Windows 7

By default Windows installs all programs into the C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86) directories. If the hard drive you have the operating system installed on is running out of space though, or you just want to have the OS on a separate SSD, you might want to consider changing these default installation paths. Be ... Read more

Customize Your Windows 7 Installation Disk with 7Customizer

7Customizer is a tool that, with the help of the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK), provides a nice graphical user interface for customizing your Windows 7 installation disk. To start, insert your disk into the disk drive and copy all of its contents to a folder on your hard drive (this should not contain any ... Read more

Automated Windows 7 Installation with an Autounattend.xml File

There is a possibility to create a Windows 7 installation DVD that runs fully automated without any user interaction - this is done by placing a file called autounattend.xml into the image's root directory. In this file you specify all the keywords that will be read into the fields of the installation process. To create ... Read more

Windows Automated Installation Kit Error: 0xc1420117 on dism Command

Error: 0xc1420117 The directory could not be completely unmounted. This is usually due to applications that still have files opened within the mount directory. Close these files and unmount again to complete the unmount process. This error happens when you use another Dism.exe which is located in C:\Windows\System32. The correct application to use is C:\Program ... Read more