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Windows 7 – Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occured with your paging file configuration when you started your computer.

Symptom: Every time you boot your Windows 7 machine or access system settings, you receive the following error:

Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer beause of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer.  The total paging file size for all disk drives may be somewhat larger than the size you specified.

Windows 7 Error - a problem occured with your paging file configuration

Solution: In this case, the page file had grown too large and corrupted itself.  I was able to resolve the issue by deleting the pagefile.sys file and having Windows recreate it from scratch.  Here are the steps on how to complete this task.

  1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and select Properties
  2. In the left pane, select Advanced system settings
  3. On the Advanced tab, click the Settings button under Performance
  4. On the Advanced tab, click the Change button under Virtual memory
  5. Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box and check No paging file
  6. Click Set button next to No paging file
  7. Click OK on all open windows and restart your machine
  8. Open up Windows Explorer
  9. Navigate to the root of your system drive (C:\)
  10. Enable the showing of System Files
    1. On the View menu, click Options
    2. On the View tab, click Show All Files, and then click OK
  11. Delete the pagefile.sys file
  12. Click Start, right-click Computer, and select Properties
  13. In the left pane, select Advanced system settings
  14. On the Advanced tab, click the Settings button under Performance
  15. On the Advanced tab, click the Change button under Virtual memory
  16. Check the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox and click OK
  17. Restart your machine

How to remove print drivers in Windows 7

Inside of Windows 7, you will need to use the printui.exe utility. Before proceeding, I would recommend removing your printer from the Devices and Printers area to prevent issues from removing the driver itself.

  1. Open up a command prompt with Administrator privileges
  2. Execute: printui /s /t2
  3. Select the Drivers tab inside the Print Server Properties dialog box
  4. Select the print driver you would like to remove and click Remove…
  5. Check Remove driver and driver package.
  6. Click OK

You can now reinstall the printer successfully by using group policy (if you have you have a print server) or manually with the installation wizards.

Preventing Drive Letters From Changing During SysPrep

One thing that I found really annoying when doing a sysprep was my drive letters changing. In some environments, drive letters need to remain constant when the machine is being deployed/cloned. Unfortunately, I don’t have too awful much experience with sysprep’s new unattended.xml file and there doesn’t seem to be any clear cut tutorials on how to do this, so I found a nice workaround.

To prevent the drive letters from chaning, use the following steps.
1. Open up the registry (Start->Run->regedit)
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\MountedDrives
3. Make a backup of this. File->Export (save to a place where you can access it soon).
4. Make sure you leave regedit open and run sysprep via command line. Use the /quit switch when running sysprep as we do not want to restart the machine yet.
5. Once sysprep finishes, go back to the registry editor.
6. Import your registry backup. File->Import
7. Restart/Shutdown the machine and deploy

Credit to this answer goes to jthiessn for finding this trick. Make sure to “up” his answer on the Microsoft forum for his fine work 🙂 http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/itprovistadeployment/thread/694daccd-a48d-4529-9aaa-555cda297038