One method of making a vanilla install is to set windows up on a computer exactly how you want it and then run sysprep from microsoft to put the computer in a pre-setup configuration, you then image the hard drive and make an image of it. This is how large computer firms make their images fort heir computers.

Tutorial on doing a complete Sysprep on a Windows 7 Machine from start to finish; copyprofile=true, automatically activating windows, etc.


Read the step-by-step instructions written by an IT pro in the how to: SYSPREP a Windows 7 workstation for imaging


This tutorial is a short introduction to the wonderful world of Sysprep.

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