Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Creating Windows 7 Image

11 Oct 2010   #1
tdemars

Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 
Creating Windows 7 Image

Hello all,

I am in the process of creating a windows 7 image to be deployed to multiple customers all over the country with 5 different flavors of machines.

In the past with Windows XP, I created the image, create a C:\Drivers directory with all the drivers included, copy the golden profile over to the default, sysprep, and create the image file using Acronis.

I have figured out how to copy the profile over with WSIM, by creating a unattend.xml.

But now I can not get the image to pump the appropriate drivers to the machine.

I am working with Optiplex 755,960, Latitude D630,E6400,E6410.

Anyone have any thoughts?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Oct 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

First welcome to SevenForums.

Now here is the big gloss over:

Download, install, run the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK).

Read, study the CHM files and use DISM to create a WIM file with all of the needed drivers.

That said, this first time will be a learning experience. I recommend viewing some of the fine technet/msdn/microsoft videos on creating such a wim file and including the necessary license info.
Download details: Windows® AIK for Windows® 7
Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 documentation (May 2010 Update)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Creating Windows 7 Image




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Space Error msg- Creating Windows 7 WIM system image
Hello! I'm booting from Windows PE DVD. I have entered in the directory command to identify all of my drivers. c:\ volume of C is System reserved d:\ files and folders of the OS e:\ Windows PE DVD that contains my ImageX file f:\ USB flash drive
Backup and Restore
Windows 7 Creating image and restoring to different PCs
Hi everyone. I've been placed in charge of setting up new PCs at work. These are tablet PCs and the hardware in each is identical...I've now setup one PC to function EXACTLY how I want it. My question is, what's the best way to image the entire drive and then load it onto subsequent PCs...
Backup and Restore
Windows backup stalls when creating a system image.
My laptop has been backing up once a week fine (except for an error about a missing file that is on the target drive, not the backup drive) for months. In the past few days, it has suddenly failed with repeated attempts to backup, it always stalls at 57% while creating a system image. I've tried...
Backup and Restore
Creating Image with Windows OSK
Hello! I've been tasked with creating an image of the software and configuration used on our company computers to save time. I've been using Windows OPK and I wanted to know if it's possible to create an image of the hard drive and the HP Recovery partition, and then combine them together into a...
Backup and Restore
Creating WIM image - Windows PE
Hi I am trying to capture a WIM image of a reference computer for deployment of Windows 7 ultimate x64. The problem is that when i run the command in Windows PE i get the message: "e" is not recognized as an internal or external command. The command i am running is: e:\imagex.exe /capture c:...
Backup and Restore
Issue with Windows Backup creating System Image
Need help with a Windows backup problem. I'm trying to create a system image of my OS drive (C). This is an SSD drive. Anyway whenever I attempt to create the image, Windows Backup automatically selects my game drive (M) along with C drive and I can’t deselect it. In short I have no choice but...
Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App