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Dummy-proof automated system restore

By smclellan ·
I would like to create an automated system restore disc for a Windows XP PC with a few vital applications already installed. I can create the image, but would like to have a way to COMPLETELY (or as close as possible) automate the restoration process. I have created a partition on the local disc on which to place the image. It would be perfect if all the user had to do was place a CD in the drive and boot the PC and confirm the restore.

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Read the help files

by Jacky Howe In reply to Dummy-proof automated sys ...

from the AIK.

You should be able to achieve it by using the AIK and preparing a PE CD to reload the image.

By using Sysprep, you may prepare an image to be captured by ImageX.

Quick and dirty guide to create PE boot key and capture/apply images using imagex

<a href="http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=343802" target="_blank"><u>guide to create PE boot key</u></a>

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749003.aspx

What is ImageX?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722145.aspx

Capture an Image and save it to the Recovery drive.

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OR you can use

by OH Smeg In reply to Dummy-proof automated sys ...

Something like nLite to do this with to make a Recovery Disc.

http://www.nliteos.com/download.html

Just remember to read the directions here

http://www.nliteos.com/guide/

Or if you don't want to use software like this you can follow the directions here

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6150784.html?tag=rbxccnbtr1

http://downloads.techrepublic.com.com/abstract.aspx?docid=172974

The second link is a downloadable PDF File of the first link.

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