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Microsoft fixes Windows Sysprep issue behind 0x80073cf2 errors
2024-04-05 17:38

Microsoft has fixed a known issue causing 0x80073cf2 errors when using the System Preparation tool after installing November Windows 10 updates.

It also helps manage multiple computers on a network or fine-tune a single Windows image for a specific PC. The known issue only impacts Windows 10, version 22H2 systems where Sysprep is used by admins in audit mode to test or add drivers or apps to new Windows installations.

On affected devices, admins will see 0x80073cf2 error messages saying, "Sysprep was not able to validate your Windows installation. [.] After resolving the issue, use Sysprep to validate your installation again."

"After installing updates released November 30, 2023 KB5032278 or later, some Windows devices might be unable to complete preparation using System Preparation Tool due to issues with the status of a Microsoft Edge package," Microsoft said in January when it acknowledged the issue.

Microsoft fixed the Windows 10 Sysprep validation issue in the optional KB5035941 preview cumulative update released for Windows 10 22H2 last week.

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