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Windows 7: System image save location

12 May 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
System image save location

I followed the tutorial to enter system audit mode. From that point on, I installed all third party drivers and apps. My question is, how do I make a single system image that I can save to USB to restore to a fresh state should I need to? All I need is the image so I can save it to USB and restore from if necessary.

Any help guys?

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12 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

stupot65, first you must have a usb device that has the required storage for a whole image of your drive.

Is your usb device a external hard disk or a usb stick?

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12 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

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12 May 2013   #4

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If you are still in Audit Mode, quite Sysprep first selecting as highlighted in screenshot below:
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Then use any imaging solution to create image. This way the image when restored to any computer will always perform a so called OOBE (Welcome) boot, first boot after installation, asking initial user credentials and PC name etc.

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


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