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Windows 7: Windows7 Automated Installation Kit KB3AIK; your experience

01 May 2015   #1
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Windows7 Automated Installation Kit KB3AIK; your experience

Windows7 Automated Installation Kit KB3AIK; your experience
Acronis suggested making a DVD boot disk: Windows7 Automated Installation Kit KB3AIK
I made two, one stays at home, one travels with me for my travel laptop.
What has been your experience after you booted this DVD?
I'm asking because I don't like "blind-booting,"
kinda sorta like "blind-engaging" Avast's Grimefighter [which module I uninstalled]


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01 May 2015   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What do you mean by "blind-booting" ?. "WAIK" is a Microsoft product which is intended for repair, recovery and OS installation. The booting part of "Windows 7" install DVD ( Boot.wim ) is actually based on the WinPE base of WAIK. The "WinRE" included with all Windows installations are another example. "Acronis" simply add their program's core module to the WinPE so you can boot from this media and restore a previously created image in case Windows failed to boot and it is beyond repair.
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01 May 2015   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for replying! Elsewhere, another poster gave me this URL:
https://kb.acronis.com/content/24254
I believe that will be the answer to what I really wanted, an Acronis/WinPE DVD.
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01 May 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This WAIK download is a big nuisance that several imaging programs force you to do. It is a 1.7GB download and all they use is the imagex.exe which is only 567 KBs.
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