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Can you use the Windows 7 WAIK and procedure to image Vista?

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No. You have to use the WAIK that applies to the operating system in question.

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Most of the WAIK for 7 work on Vista just fine. You'd have to be more specific as to what you're trying to accomplish. Vista didn't have all the features Win7 does, using a newer tool doesn't add those features.

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It's important to understand the difference between WAIK, which really gives you a framework to build automated installations around, versus the imaging tools themselves (ImageX)

I have used the ImageX tool itself successfully on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, including multiple patch levels/version variations. It operates on the file system level, so it should functionally work with any OS that can install into FAT16/FAT32/NTFS

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