Postpone installation of updates longer than 4 hours on Windows 7 and 8

When there are new updates available for your installation of Windows 7 or 8, it prompts you with a Window asking you to either restart the computer or to postpone the installation for 10 minutes, one hour or four hours. Either option may not be the best sometimes, so why not postpone it by a ... Read more

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

Slipstream Service Packs Into Windows XP Installation Disk

To slipstream (=integrate) MS Windows Service Packs into an existing Windows XP Installation Disk you need an installation Disk, a working copy of Windows, the downloaded Service Pack, a burning software capable of burning bootable images (for example ImgBurn, which is also free), a DVD burner and an empty disk. First copy all files of ... Read more