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Windows 7: Sysprep images for private distribution - best method

13 Aug 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

There's nothing said here so far that leads me to believe piracy is involved. If Layback is satisfied then it's good enough for me.

I also prefer to apply an image, although I use an Acronis backup image of my basic optimized Win7 Home Premium setup without any of the more expensive third party software since that varies for each machine (and may be what aroused suspicion) so I add that later as needed. I'm using the OS, MSE, Updates, Adobe Reader, Java, Flash, Firefox, Malwarebytes, Works, TeamViewer, CCLeaner, Puran free defragger, Silverlight with a clean boot always.

Applying this image using Acronis True Image 10 with Universal Restore starts up to an install ready to activate and add any premium software from the owner. If Office is added I walk through those extra Updates including newer drivers. I then CClean and Puran Boot Time defrag with Disk Check again.

You can do this with SysPrep as well, or Paragon's Adaptive Imaging software. I also have the Paragon Adaptive Restore disk so I can transfer images that way as well.

If you'll install and optimize based on the Best Practices detailed in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you're starting out with a perfect install every time.


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14 Aug 2012   #12
slicedtoad

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@gregrocker
thanks, lots of nice info there.

I guess the kind of program I'm looking for doesn't exist. Maybe I'll just write a script that automates things a bit.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions. Next week when I get back home, I'll look over the various imaging tools mentioned in detail.
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