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Windows 7: Creating an image file with MS Office

03 Jun 2011   #11
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I know this is two weeks old but is there a similar tutorial for XP or can I use the Windows 7 version on XP. I know sysprep.exe does not exist on the hard drive via a normal install, but it is on the XP install CD in:

sysprep.exe => 08/03/04 23:06p 88576 ** \SUPPORT\TOOLS\DEPLOY.CAB

so I could extract it to somewhere and run it. If I do that will the rest of the instructions (METHOD TWO) work for XP?
With Win XP you can do a Repair Install from the CD.

XP Repair Install
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Sorry but I don't understand what your talking about theog? What has a Repair Install got to do with using sysprep?

I know how to do Clean and Repair Installs and use nLite/vLite/RT 7 Lite but I like the idea of using sysprep then capturing an image to use for installing my load to different hardware.

That's what triggered my question.
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The Repair Install from boot in XP will readjust drivers/activation to new hardware just like SysPrep does, providing the booted XP CD sees the install and offers "R" for Repair once it finds an installation.
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Yes, but it's more invasive than sysprep is. There's little reason to use a repair install when sysprep will do .
The biggest problem using syprep in Win XP is you can not load Sata controller drivers, Repair install can.

Using syprep with out Sata controller drivers will BSOD.
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03 Jun 2011   #12
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Completely untrue - using the sysprepmassstorage section of sysprep.inf and running sysprep -bmsd will add those drivers on reseal.
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03 Jun 2011   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Completely untrue - using the sysprepmassstorage section of sysprep.inf and running sysprep -bmsd will add those drivers on reseal.
Only if already installed.
NOTE: for example
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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03 Jun 2011   #14
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, partially correct. You add the driver info to sysprep.inf and run sysprep -bmsd, which adds the files your mass storage section in sysprep.inf to the driver store on the system and adds the entries to the CriticalDeviceDatabase in the registry. You then run sysprep again with -mini -reseal, and your data drivers will be there when the image is laid down and sysprep boots.
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03 Jun 2011   #15
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I don't have any computers with SATA drives so this is not a concern to me yet. I think I'll give it a try next week and see what happens. I'll post here with results.
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