Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Cloning 6 identical pc's from one reference pc with win 7 home premium

18 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Cloning 6 identical pc's from one reference pc with win 7 home premium

Hi all. Got a small challenge. I bought 6 identical win 7 tablet pc's. (Acer Iconia W501) one for each of us in the famliy. They come with a lot of crapware and the initial startup - process and cleaning took forever.
Now my neighbor want the same setup. All the computers are exactly identical. Before we had Windows XP machines and by using the cloning software from Easeus I took ,from just one of the pc's, a complete Cartion sector copy to an external USB harddrive. Then using a easeus boot cd on any of my other identical XP machines I could simply clone this single copy back to any of the identical xp machines, and they would work fine.
The question is then : Is this possible with Windows 7 home premium machines ? They all have their seperate windows license, so will 6 identical cloned machines be able to work. Can windows "feel" that it is not the original windows it came with, but the system software from its "sister".
I am reluctant to just try it out, since none of the new tablets came with a Win7 install disc.
Once im a through the startup cloning, can I rely on this one copy to be enough for future rescue-clonings ? or do I need to take a clone of each pc ?
I realise that this may be sort of a unique problem but hope that someone will know !
Thank You for any help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1

Hello MrBigL and welcome to Sevenforums!

In my experience, you shouldn't have an issue imaging the other tablets. We use this process all the time for new hardware. Company orders X systems with the same hardware, we configure one system, create an image and restore it to the rest of them.

One thing you should be aware of: you will have to change the product key and reactivate each tablet individually after they have been cloned. This can be a pain if you have to activate via telephone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
re activation !

Thank You for Your input. I think I will start with one of them and see what happens..
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Cloning 6 identical pc's from one reference pc with win 7 home premium

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD after upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium
Hi, I've been having BSOD problems(I don't actually see a BSOD the power just goes off) ever since I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium. It occasionally happens during start-up or randomly(no specific program or website) at other times. It will also occasionally freeze and then...
BSOD Help and Support
Upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 home premium?
Heres my story: Yesterday I was messing around on my brand-new laptop, and I was stupid enough to try a keygen to get Ultimate (I had HP). Surprising. It worked but the copy wasn't genuine obviously. So then I rebooted, pressed F8 at boot. An ran Toshibas recovery to try to get the computer to...
Windows Updates & Activation
Identical Monitors, not identical colors
I received my 2 Samsung BX2431 LED monitors today, hooked them up, installed drivers. And now after wasting an hour on finding out that I had to do scaling on my card in the AMD Vision control center to get rid of the black bands, I still am left with the problem that one monitor is whiter than...
Graphic Cards
student download vista home premium to 7 home premium
I have the student download of windows 7 home premium and after downloading and starting installation, it isnt compatible to upgrade from vista home premium. So do I have to burn some sort of dvd for installation, or can i just install from the download i was told to save on my desktop and let it...
Installation & Setup
Upgrade Vista Home Premium --> 7 Home Premium --> 7 Pro
I was wondering -- I bought Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade when it was 1/2 price in July. I can also purchase Windows 7 Professional through the Ultimate Steal here in Canada. I currently have Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer. I really don't want to do a clean install. After I...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:22.
Twitter Facebook Google+