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Windows 7: Creating my own install dvd

23 Mar 2010   #11
Highlander

W 7
 
 

WOW!!!!

Hi guys, here I am, typing from my brand new image, lol...
Well, i took a few sensible steps first as i wanted it to be more of a long term solution.

I have reformated mu PC, and installed all I needed, then I ran the windows update etc...
Once my system was smoth and up to date i did the following:

1- made a system repair disk
2- made a system image disk (included data only from C:\)
3- to make sure there would be "no cheating" i deleted my C partition using my WIN7 install DVD
4- Reboted the PC with the SYS REPAIR disk wich asked me to insert the IMAGE disk.
5- the Image Disk was "copied" and the pc restarted as it was previously...

NEAT!

So far worked extremelly well and faster than a fresh install and saved me from going through all trouble customising to my taste, with my software, etc....
Actually this was so effective that i did no use ANY 3rd patry software. I had try the first optin and I must say that's all I needed!

THANK YOU ALL!!!


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23 Mar 2010   #12
Highlander

W 7
 
 

I just forgot to mention, so good it was my Firefox opened here at this page.... lol
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23 Mar 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, congratulations. Do I understand that you used Windows7 imaging? And how many DVDs did you need for the image?
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23 Mar 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

In removing the crapware from your original installation, use Revo Uninstaller to get the hidden registry entries and files which uninstall sometimes leaves behind.

Most tech enthusiasts find a clean-copy installer with their version Win7 to clean reinstall without the crapware corruption which can occur even by uninstalling it. Activate using the OEM key on the WIN7 COA sticker on the computer.

The standard to use for whether you need a clean reinstall might be whether Win7 is instantaneous and never hangs, as we have come to expect after over a year's experience.

Any missing drivers or favorite apps can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer. Back up installed Drivers file in Windows>System32 to be sure.

This doesn't all need to be done overnight, it is a process that evolves as your knowledge and skills evolve. You are off to a very good start.
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23 Mar 2010   #15
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Congrats dude The fact you did it with no third party software is awesome. How did you remove all the crapware that came on the original disc?
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23 Mar 2010   #16
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

if you want to trim some of the bloat out of the created disk i believe vlite vLite - Windows Vista configuration tool will work with those as well.
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23 Mar 2010   #17
Highlander

W 7
 
 

I used both PC decrapifier and Revo Uninstall....
My image had one DVD and another one for the SYS repaier.
My C drive ghad only 21 GB
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23 Mar 2010   #18
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Highlander View Post
I used both PC decrapifier and Revo Uninstall....
My image had one DVD and another one for the SYS repaier.
My C drive ghad only 21 GB
Awesome. I'm glad it all worked out for you
Enjoy your cleaner, faster system.

- Fred
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23 Mar 2010   #19
gregrocker

 

For those with HP, here is a way to extract favorite apps from the HP recovery disk. It might be adaptable to others as well:

https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...tml#post488270
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