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Windows 7: sysprep/imagex on Home Premium

11 Mar 2014   #1
Nightingale737

California
 
 
sysprep/imagex on Home Premium

I was trying to capture my image with my applicanttions of my windows 7 homepremium . I notice the cmd lines for image x and it only had enterprise/ professional versions.

I did it anyways and it did not work. When i try to re install i got a brand new clean imagine without any of my apps / settings i saved useing sysprep.


I was wondering if sysprep and imaigeX only works for Enterprise versions?

If so how can i make my own custom image for home premium.


this is the cmd lines i used


E:\imagex /compress fast /check /flags "Home Premium" /capture D:
E:\install.wim "Windows 7 Home Premium" "Windows 7 Home Premium Custom"


Should i buy some type of paragon or macrium image software to get the job done?


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11 Mar 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you want an image that you can restore later, follow this:

Imaging with free Macrium

If you want to make an image with the command line, this is the command:

WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:f: -include:c:

That images the C partition to the root of the F disk. This image cannot be restored in Home Premium but it can be mounted (attached) in Disk Management > Action tab. The VHD can also be used to run in Virtual Box.
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11 Mar 2014   #3
Nightingale737

California
 
 

Thank you very much and i will read in to this.

But before you do ill like to say i would like to run this custom image on multiple computers. And whould like the fast way possible. Ideally along with the windows 7 os install.

If you recommendation changes please let me know.


And can you clearly answer if i need a enterprise edition to do this?
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11 Mar 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I really don't know much about sysprepping. But my friend Kari has made a tutorial. Maybe that can help.

System Preparation Tool - Use to Customize Windows

And maybe this helps too:

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
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