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Windows 7: 1 step system restore dvd?

16 Oct 2009   #1
Icetech

win7
 
 
1 step system restore dvd?

Hello, i work for a local computer store, and i have always done our restore disks using ghost 2003, the dos .exe.. and it has worked fine..

Problem is now we have started pumping out W7 machines and i cannot for the life of me get ghost to create a proper restore dvd, they always get a bootmgr error, i can run the repair off a w7 dvd and that fixes it.. but thats not alot of help. (if you have ever delt with a end user you would know that everything has to be 1 touch and drool proof)

Anyway, anyone found any options for a good restore dvd setup? or a way around the bootmgr problem?

I have tried the old vista BCDEDIT and of course that doesn't work..

i have tried -FDSP, no go...

Any other ideas?

thanks guys!


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16 Oct 2009   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I've been able to use ghost32.exe from a BartPE with Vista, so I would assume it would work with 7.

However, most drive manufacturer's are giving away a version of TrueImage that should let you dumb or restore an image using an external USB drive.
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16 Oct 2009   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I had the same problem with Ghost on Vista. Fortunately I own a boxed version so it came with one disk. There are a lot of free programs out there that you can try instead of Ghost. Here is a small selection: ( 7 Freeware Acronis True Image & Norton Ghost Alternatives ). And I would add Easeus. The imaging program is free.
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16 Oct 2009   #4
Icetech

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I've been able to use ghost32.exe from a BartPE with Vista, so I would assume it would work with 7.

However, most drive manufacturer's are giving away a version of TrueImage that should let you dumb or restore an image using an external USB drive.

Nope... vista and 7 images are different.. i think vista didnt have that 100mb boot partition, which seems to be the root of the problem.. thanks though
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16 Oct 2009   #5
Icetech

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I had the same problem with Ghost on Vista. Fortunately I own a boxed version so it came with one disk. There are a lot of free programs out there that you can try instead of Ghost. Here is a small selection: ( 7 Freeware Acronis True Image & Norton Ghost Alternatives ). And I would add Easeus. The imaging program is free.

Thanks WHS, will check em out... was just hoping that someone else had already been through this

Our restore dvd's have to be like YES or NO.. and thats the only thing.. anymore than that and customers get confused...
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