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Windows 7: Installing numerous PCs from a master build - Is this possible

02 Oct 2011   #11
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
If your original (donor) computer had Windows 7 installed and it created this partition, and you try to restore the image to a computer without the partition, you will most certainly have problems since Windows will be looking for this partition.
Depends - if you use setup to push your WIM down to the computer, it will recreate it and the bootsector. If you're just using imagex to push the WIM down, then it might not go so well without some custom scripting.
Based on the OP's posts, I'm guessing it's a straight image, which would account for the error he's getting.


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02 Oct 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

This is what SysPrep is for.

Create your master install, SysPrep it, then backup the image:

SysPrep to move HD to another computer
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
Macrium - Image your system
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02 Oct 2011   #13
w3a537

win 7 hp 64 bit
 
 

Well I didn't make these mistakes.
I don't know why this is even being discussed.

As for the 100mb partition see:

What's on that 100MB partition? Can I delete it?

I don't have one because I didn't ask Windows 7 to create one.
I know how to (not) do this.
End of story.
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03 Oct 2011   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

End of story works for me. Have a nice day.
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03 Oct 2011   #15
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w3a537 View Post
As for the OPK links all I can get is

"you are not authorized to view ..."
from the MS web pages.

Steve ...
Quote:
I build and sell PC's to small businesses.

You will need to sign in, with your business account.
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03 Oct 2011   #16
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
End of story works for me. Have a nice day.
Ditto. Peace out.
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04 Oct 2011   #17
w3a537

win 7 hp 64 bit
 
 

I don't know where my last post went but
what is a business account? Do I need one.
How do I get one?
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04 Oct 2011   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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04 Oct 2011   #19
w3a537

win 7 hp 64 bit
 
 

One more time. Possibly I can explain better.

Someone said "You will need to sign in, with your business account".

I've looked all over at the top of the 1st page of this forum.
I found nothing about a sevenforums business account.

I've googled for "sevenforums business account". There were no hits.

I don't know what was meant by this post.

Steve ...
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04 Oct 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w3a537 View Post
As for the OPK links all I can get is

"you are not authorized to view ..."
from the MS web pages.

Steve ...
Quote:
I build and sell PC's to small businesses.

You will need to sign in, with your business account.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w3a537 View Post
I don't know where my last post went but
what is a business account? Do I need one.
How do I get one?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
MS account, for the above.
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