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Windows 7: How to create an Image file of Windows 7.

04 Sep 2011   #1

Kubuntu 64bit
How to create an Image file of Windows 7.


I have a Windows 7 machine that i have installed on it all the neccesery programs that i need.
I have about 10 computers with the same hardware that i would like to put on them the same Windows 7 as i have in the prototype machine.
My question is:

1: what kind of porgram can i use in order to do that easly.

2: my windows 7 is activated with a KMS server on my network, is it suppose to be a problem?


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04 Sep 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate


Start with a look through this tutorial linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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12 Sep 2011   #3

Kubuntu 64bit

Well, thanks for your advice.

I have used the sysprep command, then i have made a raw copy of the HD to the other computer's HD.

But with one of the computer's HD i have had a problem, the HD was with less capacity than the original one, so i couldn't put on it a raw copy of the original. What i have did was to create an Image file with Ghost, and then deploy it on the smaller HD.

I would like to know though, if you know a program (bootable) that would clone HD to another one even if the target is smaller.


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12 Sep 2011   #4

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The two I use are Norton Ghost v15 & Paragon.
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12 Sep 2011   #5

Kubuntu 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The two I use are Norton Ghost v15 & Paragon.
Is Paragon free?
Is it bootable?
Is it can create an image file of a drive?
Is it able to deploy image file to a smaller drives?

If is it, it is a killer software.

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12 Sep 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Paragon is free, has a bootable CD, can make an image and restore it on a smaller drive (provided the data fits). But I have no idea what you mean with "killer software".
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