Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: sysprep/imagex on Home Premium

11 Mar 2014   #1

sysprep/imagex on Home Premium

I was trying to capture my image with my applicanttions of my windows 7 homepremium . I notice the cmd lines for image x and it only had enterprise/ professional versions.

I did it anyways and it did not work. When i try to re install i got a brand new clean imagine without any of my apps / settings i saved useing sysprep.

I was wondering if sysprep and imaigeX only works for Enterprise versions?

If so how can i make my own custom image for home premium.

this is the cmd lines i used

E:\imagex /compress fast /check /flags "Home Premium" /capture D:
E:\install.wim "Windows 7 Home Premium" "Windows 7 Home Premium Custom"

Should i buy some type of paragon or macrium image software to get the job done?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If you want an image that you can restore later, follow this:

Imaging with free Macrium

If you want to make an image with the command line, this is the command:

WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:f: -include:c:

That images the C partition to the root of the F disk. This image cannot be restored in Home Premium but it can be mounted (attached) in Disk Management > Action tab. The VHD can also be used to run in Virtual Box.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2014   #3


Thank you very much and i will read in to this.

But before you do ill like to say i would like to run this custom image on multiple computers. And whould like the fast way possible. Ideally along with the windows 7 os install.

If you recommendation changes please let me know.

And can you clearly answer if i need a enterprise edition to do this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Mar 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I really don't know much about sysprepping. But my friend Kari has made a tutorial. Maybe that can help.

System Preparation Tool - Use to Customize Windows

And maybe this helps too:

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 sysprep/imagex on Home Premium

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD after upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium
Hi, I've been having BSOD problems(I don't actually see a BSOD the power just goes off) ever since I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium. It occasionally happens during start-up or randomly(no specific program or website) at other times. It will also occasionally freeze and then...
BSOD Help and Support
Upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 home premium?
Heres my story: Yesterday I was messing around on my brand-new laptop, and I was stupid enough to try a keygen to get Ultimate (I had HP). Surprising. It worked but the copy wasn't genuine obviously. So then I rebooted, pressed F8 at boot. An ran Toshibas recovery to try to get the computer to...
Windows Updates & Activation
student download vista home premium to 7 home premium
I have the student download of windows 7 home premium and after downloading and starting installation, it isnt compatible to upgrade from vista home premium. So do I have to burn some sort of dvd for installation, or can i just install from the download i was told to save on my desktop and let it...
Installation & Setup
Vista Home Premium 32bit to 7 Premium, 62% BSOD
Hello all. I built this system about 1 month ago: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready...
Installation & Setup
Upgrade Vista Home Premium --> 7 Home Premium --> 7 Pro
I was wondering -- I bought Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade when it was 1/2 price in July. I can also purchase Windows 7 Professional through the Ultimate Steal here in Canada. I currently have Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer. I really don't want to do a clean install. After I...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:11.
Twitter Facebook Google+