- You are installing Windows 8.1 on a computer.
- You enable the Local Administrator account by using unattended.xml, and then you log onto that account in order to perform image customization.
- Or, you boot into audit mode in order to perform image customization (which actually uses the Local Administrator account).
Mount the installation media and the HKLM registry hive offline, and then delete the AppReadiness registry keys. To do this, run the following commands from the command prompt:
dism.exe /mount-image /imagefile:< path to WIM > /index:< index > /mountdir:c:\temp\mountMethod 2
reg load HKLM\TempFix C:\temp\mount\Windows\System32\Config\Software
reg delete HKLM\TempFix\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppReadiness\S-1-5-18 /f
reg delete HKLM\TempFix\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppReadiness\S-1-5-21-1445756777-203018680-2844431724-500 /f
reg unload HKLM\TempFix
dism.exe /unmount-image /mountdir:c:\temp\mount /commit
Boot into the installed operating system, stop the AppReadiness service, delete the AppReadiness registry keys, and restart the computer.
To stop the AppReadiness service and delete the AppReadiness registry keys, run the following commands from the command prompt:
sc stop AppReadiness
reg delete HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppReadiness\S-1-5-18 /f
reg delete HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppReadiness\S-1-5-21-1445756777-203018680-2844431724-500 /f
This problem is scheduled to be resolved in the next media refresh.
Article ID: 2947485 - Last Review: Aug 22, 2014 - Revision: 1