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Hi everyone,

I have been asked to create a hardware independent Windows7 image for our desktops and laptops. Does anybody have any insight into the best way to do this and the best practice etc.. I know about WIM files and apparently Ghost can create hardware independent images these days. How?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


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Unlike Windows XP, Windows 7 is already pretty hardware independent.

I personally build all of my images in a VM using VMWare workstation. I install and ocnfigure it the way I want, add the drivers I need for our systems to a subfolder of c:\windows\inf and sysprep and capture.

So far I have not had anyone tell me they had a machine it would not deploy to, the images I have created this way are deployed to over 2500 systems and not image related issues.

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