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Windows 7: New Installation: How to Create a General System Image in Audit Mode

06 Mar 2013   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Kari, I have no doubt, you are absolutely correct and I stand corrected.


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07 Mar 2013   #21
too

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Kari and essenbe for the answerers!
I was referring to the apps installed in Windows and not a clean install as Kari first responded.
I'll look for this apps to copy everything, because reinstall Windows the least time consuming for me, in the other hand the apps and library links...that took almost full three days the last time I installed a new HDD.
Thanks again!
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22 May 2013   #22
RonAshman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you so much. Great tutorial.
I wish I had seen it 5 hours ago.

I have already installed everything, just finished.
Is there any way I can do this audit mode thing?
I have already created a username and set it up the "normal" way.


Thanks.
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23 May 2013   #23
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RonAshman View Post
I have already installed everything, just finished.
Is there any way I can do this audit mode thing?
I have already created a username and set it up the "normal" way.
You gain nothing by doing this now. Remember the tutorial next time you want to / need to reinstall .

In your case, Windows already installed, you can create the system image normally. It is the best backup method available. You can use Windows own native imaging tool or any third party tool you like.

Useful tutorials:Kari
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23 May 2013   #24
RonAshman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for replying.

I'll keep this in mind next time.


I just wanted to do it because I set up a new system (changed mobo/processor) for my partner's dad as a favor, and it would have been cool to do it that way, as if it were a brand new PC he bought from a store.



Regards.
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27 May 2013   #25
too

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Kari, Macrium looks a good way of doing it for me.
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24 Oct 2013   #26
hrhartist

Windows 7 Professional 32bit, 64 bit, Windows XP Professional
 
 

i havn't done it yet, but thought i would ask....

can you add the computer to the domain while in audit mode or will this cause it to do strange things?
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24 Oct 2013   #27
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

No, there's no sense in adding a Windows PC to domain in Audit Mode, to start because in Audit Mode you are logged in as the built-in administrator.

Kari
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22 Jun 2014   #28
Pendaws

Win7 SP1 + Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I just read this today, very very useful. Thanks.
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22 Jun 2014   #29
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pendaws View Post
I just read this today, very very useful. Thanks.
You are welcome, hopefully the tutorial can give you some tips. You might also be interested in this complete walkthrough: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep

Kari
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