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Windows 7: Creating system image

27 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Creating system image


I want create system image which will contain pre-installed aplications and few languages to choose.
I'm thinking to use Paragon Backup & Recovery, but i have questions:

How drivers situation will look like ?
I want create image on one machine and use on other PCs with different configurations (hardware etc)
I'm planning not to install any (custom) drivers on my machine.
So question is:
Is there could be any drivers confict ?
I'm asumming that, when custom drivers are not installed (installation out of the box), general "plug&play" drivers will be used ?

And final question.
Do i need to format and create partitions on other machines hard drivers before restore my image ?
Or Paragon will format or will give me option to set partitions on drive ?

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27 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Perhaps with SYSPREP.


Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep

System Preparation Tool - Use to Customize Windows

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

I am not sure which one you would need. I asked Kari, the creator of those tutorials, to give a comment. Hopefully he will advice you further if possible.
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27 Jun 2015   #3

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This tutorial walks you through the whole process. I recommend you watch the shorter of the two videos in Part 2 before starting: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep

If you have any issues about the process, please post in the tutorial thread.

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