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Error message when you use the Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup component to install Windows Vista on a computer: "Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file"
Article ID: 934308 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario:
Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [oobesystem]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft - Windows - Shell -Setup]
This problem occurs because the Media Center component that was hidden by using the WindowsFeatures element is not included in the version of Windows Vista that you try to install.
Do not use the WindowsFeatures element to hide the Media Center component if the component does not exist in the version of Windows Vista that you want to install.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 934308 - Last Review: October 31, 2007 - Revision: 1.2