Where I work we have dozens and dozens of old ThinkPad laptops. A lot of these can be reused but not for our needs. They have been long since replaced. The higher-ups have decided to donate them to charity. For better or for worse I have been tasked with reimaging them.
I took a laptop and installed the factory copy of Windows, updated it, configured it appropriately.
Now I'm trying to reimage it to dozens of other laptops. What's some good software to do this? First I used clonezilla to clone the hdd in the laptop to an internal drive in an external enclosure and it worked. Then I tried taking the base image out and connecting it externally to a laptop that needed to be imaged and I got it to work a few times. So far so good, right?
Well once I informed my boss of my findings and what I would want to do then the images started to not work on new laptops. One of three things would happen:
- The Thinkpads would just blink at me and Windows wouldn't load.
- Or Windows would load but freeze within two minutes.
- Last but not least the laptops would BSOD during the Windows XP bootup.
These laptops are not going to be used by the company. They're going to charity. So can anyone else recommend a way to reimage multiple laptops?