Edit an answer file (Industry 8.1)


Review how to edit an Unattend.xml answer file for Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry (Industry 8.1).

When you run Setup in Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry (Industry 8.1), it creates an answer file called Unattend.xml. This file is located at %windir%\Panther\Unattend\Unattend.xml and is used during OOBE to complete the setup of Industry 8.1 on your device. If you want to create your Unattend.xml file from scratch or change this answer file before OOBE to further customize your device’s image, we recommend that you use Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM).

Windows SIM is a tool that ships with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK). To download, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK on MSDN.

For detailed instructions about using Windows SIM, see Windows SIM How-to Topics on MSDN.


The term answer file is synonymous with the term configuration file used in some previous versions of Windows Embedded.

See Also


Configure and deploy an image