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Is a Windows 7 System Image a literal copy of the sectors on the disk?

Or is it just effectively a file by file copy of what's on the disk? The reason for the question is that we need to restore some deleted files but the physical disk no longer exists. However, we do ...
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Multicasting Windows 7 Image

I am trying to deploy some new machines with windows 7 for the first time in our computer labs. We used to use third party imaging software and then run sysprep after the image was copied(XP), but it ...
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Creating a Windows 7 image with a local account

I have installed Windows 7 and prepared to OS by configuring it and installing the necessary applications. I want to keep a local administrator user account I created, "johndoe", so that I may login ...
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Problem restoring Image of a Windows 7 Machine using Ghost 15

We have a few new Windows 7 PCs for development - they need development software, all the .NET frameworks from 1.1 upwards and such like - all of which always install components to the primary drive ...
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What are the implications of GPT when attempting image-based deployment for workstations?

I've got 13 machines with identical hardware that I need to deploy. The machines all have the new UEFI standard, which apparently forces GPT regardless of disk size. I've thus far been unsuccessful in ...
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Custom WIM image to be deployed through SCCM 2007 r2

I have captured a WIM file using imagex. It is windows 7 with a few apps that wouldnt install properly. I now want to deploy this through SCCM but for some reason it keeps failing. When it loads the ...
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After imaging a drive, you receive the message “This copy of Windows is not Genuine” on Windows 7

I recently imaged the hard drive in my computer to a new SSD drive hoping to be able to quickly and easily swap the original drive with the new SSD drive. When I booted to Windows after installing the ...
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best WDS alternative

I'm looking for some way to capture an image of a PC after I run a sysprep - a lot like WDS but without networking on the PC. So instead of the network part it would be possible to (with an easy ...
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How can I count image downloads using Apache 2.2 on windows-7?

What is an easy way to count downloads of an image file so that I can count how many times my Craigslist ad is read to see how often that converts to a hit on my site? This is for windows-7 running ...
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How do I prepare a Windows 7 image for cloning onto 200 unmanaged machines?

I'm deploying about 200 laptops at a school, with a custom Windows 7 image. The supplier can clone the disk of the 'source' machine onto all 200 target machines. This allows for the pre-installation ...
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Why did wbadmin produce a VHD I can't mount?

I used the wbadmin tool in Windows 7 to produce an image of my laptop's C: drive, saving it to a network location (call it \\server\backup\user\currentimage) and when it completed, I was unable to ...