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Win 7 unattended install


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#1 jcta79

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:43 PM

Hello everyone,

      I work for a small computer repair shop. We do a decent amount of custom builds. We usually sell the same case, mobo and processor. I was thinking would it be easier just to make one grand image of win 7 and use that for future builds, instead of manually installing all the drivers, drivers etc..... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated 

 

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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:40 AM

There are enterprise solutions that can push out software with system administration tools.  You can create an image of a completed installation and use that over and over again using a slipstreamed copy with RT Se7en Lite.  Ninite could also help, but that is more of a one-stop for installing multiple programs at once.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:25 PM

I'm doing exactly that now with our XP to Win7 upgrades OP.

 

I have a disk Image that I just just clone with Acronis True image, then stick in the new machine. Windows activation is done after this. I literally cloned it the second it loaded after the 100 or so updates that add on SP1. Saves me many hours of work, and network bandwidth.

 

Win 7 license has to be activated after, and machine name changed... But as the specs on the machines are identical I've found it great.

 

edit: then after this I install our enterprise installer (we use wpkg), to install all the other software we use.


Edited by TsVk!, 04 December 2013 - 06:28 PM.





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