[K12OSN] Installing using disk image WinXP pro

Thomas E. Haynes haynest at mchsi.com
Sat Feb 26 17:55:44 UTC 2005

> Specific task at hand:
> I would like to install WindowsXP incl. updates, antivirus 
> and other essential programs on one computer, then copy the 
> image of the hard drive to the other machine.
> Options:
> 1.Use Norton ghost, copy image to network share then use 
> recovery disk to access image from network. (Preferred 
> solution, because it will be easier to reinstall in future 
> using this way.) 2. Take out the disk and use dd if= of= 
> under linux (CDbased distribution, or put both HDs into 
> another machine) to make a direct copy of the disk.
> Notes:
> 1. I know that for the computer to work on the network 
> properly the netbios name and SID needs to be changed after 
> the image has been copied.

Try sysprep

Disclaimer...   I got out of Windows administration in 2000 and all my
ghosting experience was with win '98. 

The guys here at school have talked about sysprep and the laptop images, but
I have no persoanl expperience with it. 

Regards...   Tom

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