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Windows 7: Can a OS be created and stored


17 Jan 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can a OS be created and stored

Ok here is what i have

1 new acer aspire x3450 (7 days old)

win 7 home premium 64 bit 6GB ram 4TB hard drive 2x2 TB

Now its full of bloat-ware as new machines are also it had the acer back up junk installed

Here is what i have done i reformatted the main drive (nice and clean) then installed win 7 home (just to get the boot loader installed)

i created a 5GB partition and and made it bootable and placed my win 7 on it and rebooted and it auto installed win 7.

This now allows me to either boot in to win 7 or install win 7 with out a dvd or usb stick

So my question is

As i have a win 7 option to install can i create a iso image of my OS with all updates and sp1 and my default software i use.

And then install that iso image on my magic 5GB storage so if i format again at any time i dont have to sit and install all the updates ?

I can change the 5GB to a larger partition as 5GB just wont take it .


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17 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Sorry for not answering your question but how did you manage to create a bootable partition?!
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17 Jan 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well i'l tell you the truth i used to be a member here once before but can't remember the name or details but it was posted on this forum a long time ago and i kept the instructions as follows

edited full info here Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device
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17 Jan 2012   #4

7 Ultimate x64/7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think your best bet is to create a drive image of your pristine system installation. Then if you want to revert to that original setup, just restore the drive image.
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17 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jloc View Post
Sorry for not answering your question but how did you manage to create a bootable partition?!
I'm intrigued on that one too.
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17 Jan 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jloc View Post
Sorry for not answering your question but how did you manage to create a bootable partition?!
I'm intrigued on that one too.
Thanx guys

link in 2nd post on how to

also admin can you delete the bladex name as i have now found my correct name
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17 Jan 2012   #7

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bladex View Post
Ok here is what i have

1 new acer aspire x3450 (7 days old)

win 7 home premium 64 bit 6GB ram 4TB hard drive 2x2 TB

Now its full of bloat-ware as new machines are also it had the acer back up junk installed

Here is what i have done i reformatted the main drive (nice and clean) then installed win 7 home (just to get the boot loader installed)

i created a 5GB partition and and made it bootable and placed my win 7 on it and rebooted and it auto installed win 7.

This now allows me to either boot in to win 7 or install win 7 with out a dvd or usb stick

So my question is

As i have a win 7 option to install can i create a iso image of my OS with all updates and sp1 and my default software i use.

And then install that iso image on my magic 5GB storage so if i format again at any time i dont have to sit and install all the updates ?

I can change the 5GB to a larger partition as 5GB just wont take it .
So you have a 5GB partition with only the contents of a Windows 7 install ISO or DVD? Let's say a bootable partition to install Windows 7 home out of the box. Correct?

But you want that partition to be replaced by Windows 7 install + extra software.

Just clone your working Windows 7 partition with all software installed. Sort of a baseline. If your production partition fails you can clone from baseline.

PW can do all partition tricks... resize, move, copy etc. Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
make a bootable CD in case of errors
Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.

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