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Windows 7: Need help deploying Windows 7 with usb drives

12 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Need help deploying Windows 7 with usb drives

Hi all!

The company that I work for has satellite sites in some remote locations where network access is simply to slow to deploy images through. We would therefor want to put a image of windows 7 with all the drivers, and some of the most common software used included, on a 16 GB USB drive.

So far I have been installing Windows 7 on a reference computer, with the drivers and software that I needed, and then syspreped it and used imagex to capture the image.

Is there a better way to do what I want? Maybe by using MDT?
The image must contain drivers for different Dell models (they seem to use most of the same drivers anyway).

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12 Aug 2011   #2

64 bit windows 7 professional

put iso image on usb drive with this program to make bootable from usb and install. Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

Also i used magiciso to create image.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


Freeware to consider includes Win7 Backup Imaging, Macrium Reflect or Paragon 11 Backup. If you have WD or Seagate HD's in the mix, their excellent premium Acronis cloning/imaging program is free on their Downloads page.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Macrium - Image your system
Seagate Acronis cloning free util
WD Acronis free cloning app

Add the extra Dell drivers to the System 32/Driverstore which is queried for all drivers.

SysPrep should work: SysPrep to move HD to another computer
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