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    help from those who know....

    hello:

    i am trying to clone abasic xp installation using ghost
    iveset the key id's to reset to make the image using sysprep.exe
    this creates a clean user install

    upon reboot you get prompted for user info and cd-key

    i am trying to create the clean install so it would take 8min to install xp versus 1.5hours

    the problem is when i extract the image to another computer
    windows starts then gives the blue screen of death
    i thought it would work finne and you just enter the customers id and cd-key

    but thats not the case

    do you know of the proper way to clone a drive to be prepared for other computers with there own key such as what ive done

    m$ says this would work for cloning
    but i wonder if its only for the same type of machines as the original

    let me know if you can figure it out

    this would save time at the shop just installing xp

    cheers
    egghead

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    Re: help from those who know....

    Originally posted by egghead
    do you know of the proper way to clone a drive to be prepared for other computers with there own key such as what ive done

    m$ says this would work for cloning
    but i wonder if its only for the same type of machines as the original
    cheers
    egghead
    When you clone a disk, you're obviously copying all the device drivers and settings from the 'source' m/c. Unless the 'target' PC is identical, you'll effectively be 'installing' a bunch of devices which don't exist. You may be able to get round round this by firing up the target m/c in Safe mode and uninstalling any non-existent devices, but it sounds like more trouble than it's worth. Might as well go for a clean install IMO.

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    your right

    2 different computers wont work

    even safe mode craps out

    to clone a drive image you must use sysprep

    can anyone post a simple guide

    the one from microsoft needs more work


    egghead

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    anyone?

    how about a complete unattend install with 3rd party programs installed on a custom boot cd with prompt for cd-key and user name and password

    sounds like a job for big booger or anyone in the know



    egghead



    any info request

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    Is this the guide you meant.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...uplication.asp

    Thanks

    Richard

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    thanks richard:

    thats awesome
    but do you know of any 3rd party webpages or guides?
    they tend to include juicy info m$ keeps from you

    good job!



    cheers
    egghead

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    You might try


    For More Information
    For details about deploying Windows XP Professional, see the documentation located in the Deploy.chm file provided in Support\Tools\Deploy.cab on the Windows XP Professional CD.


    http://www.labmice.net/WindowsXP/Install/deploy.htm

    HOWTO CLONE an NT/2000 (not xp i know but should be similar)

    http://service2.symantec.com/SUPPORT...99012209340925

    Thanks

    Richard

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