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Windows 7: Prepare a conmputer like a oem does?

04 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Prepare a conmputer like a oem does?

Hi,
So for work i do a LOT of computer re-setup where i take a computer install windows 7, office 2010, essential software, drivers etc. Then i activate all the software then image it with acronis true image so that i can restore it to multiple harddrives 20+. But i was wondering if there was a way i could do all of this then have it so when the person turns on the computer it comes up with the screen where you can choose your time zone keyboard username computer name etc.

Thanks

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04 Jul 2012   #2

 

Try this...

Sysprep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you intend to transfer a Windows image to a different computer, you must run sysprep /generalize, even if the computer has the same hardware configuration. The sysprep /generalize command removes unique information from your Windows installation, which enables you to reuse that image on different computers. The next time you boot the Windows image, the specialize configuration pass runs. During this configuration pass, many components have actions that must be processed when you boot a Windows image on a new computer. Any method of moving a Windows image to a new computer, either through imaging, hard disk duplication, or other method, must be prepared with the sysprep /generalize command. Moving or copying a Windows image to a different computer without running sysprep /generalize is not supported.

Sysprep Command-Line Options

The following command-line options are available for Sysprep:
sysprep.exe [/oobe | /audit] [/generalize] [/reboot | /shutdown | /quit] [/quiet] [/unattend:answerfile]
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05 Jul 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

We also have a consumer-friendly tutorial to SysPrep to move HD to another computer by our own Kari who can be brought in here to consult if needed.
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05 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Kari's new tutorial sounds like what you are looking for,

New Installation: How to Create a General System Image in Audit Mode
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