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Windows 7: Backup and restore the same image on multiple OEM PCs

29 Aug 2013   #1

Windows7 64bit
Backup and restore the same image on multiple OEM PCs


I would like to create an Acronis image of one WIN7 PC with OEM license.
How it should work to recover this image across multiple PCs with other OEM licenses (each with the same hardware)?

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29 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64

OEMs are tied to as specific machine and MOBO.

Even though the other comps may have the exact same hardware and you could restore the image to them, you can have the OS (with key) on one comp at a time.

You would see the image on the other comps, but a message will appear saying you have "X" days left to buy a key.
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29 Aug 2013   #3

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Kari is good at that stuff. Maybe take a look at his sysprep tutorial.

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