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Windows 7: Can I image Win 7 installations to multiple PCs, and activate later?

11 Mar 2019   #1
Buzzed Aldrin

Win 7 Home 32 bit
 
 
Can I image Win 7 installations to multiple PCs, and activate later?

Hi all,

What's the best way to install Win 7 + programs to 3 PCs, and avoid the time (several hours each) and hassle of installing each machine individually? The PCs in question are identical except for HD capacities, and are non-networked.

Can I create a system image of the first installation before activating it, and apply that unactivated image to the other 2 PCs, then activate as usual? Will machine IDs exist in the imaged installation preventing activation of the 2 restored installations?... or are the IDs set during activation?

Any help appreciated.


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11 Mar 2019   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Buzzed Aldrin,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buzzed Aldrin View Post
What's the best way to install Win 7 + programs to 3 PCs, and avoid the time (several hours each) and hassle of installing each machine individually? The PCs in question are identical except for HD capacities, and are non-networked.

Can I create a system image of the first installation before activating it, and apply that unactivated image to the other 2 PCs, then activate as usual? Will machine IDs exist in the imaged installation preventing activation of the 2 restored installations?... or are the IDs set during activation?
Have a look at these =>

New Installation: How to Create a General System Image in Audit Mode.

Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep.
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