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  1.    19 May 2015 #351
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 8,735
    Windows 10 Pro

    About the system images, I wholeheartedly recommend you to try this:

    1. Install Windows 10 normally until it after last reboot stops to ask if you want to use Express Settings or Customized Settings
    2. At this point press CTRL+SHIFT+F3 to reboot Audit Mode
    3. Install all your software
    4. Sysprep the Windows with /OOBE and /SHUTDOWN switches
    5. Boot with the boot disk of your preferred imaging program, I use Macrium Free and its boot disk
    6. Create the system image
    7. Shutdown, remove the boot disk of the imaging program
    8. Boot Windows 10 normally, it will now resume the OOBE boot phase which you interrupted to access Audit Mode in step 1

    You will now have a complete Windows 10 image to be used instead of reinstall when needed. If you you used the /GENERALIZE switch together with /OOBE and /SHUTDOWN switches (step 4 above), this image is also hardware independent and can be restored to any machine, real or virtual instead of performing a normal clean install.

    Your image contains the Windows 10 plus all your software preinstalled but has not yet a single user profile; it is like a clean install media with preinstalled software. Using this image, restoring it to a computer, is faster needing less time than a clean install so your future installs will be not only be faster but also already contain all your software.

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  2.    19 May 2015 #352
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,663
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Ubuntu & Windows 8.1 in Hyper-V

    OOOOH I never tried this stuff Kari. I looks a little complicated(at least when doing it the first time ever. I made a screen clipping and sent it to my internet clippings folder in OneNote, and will try it when I have some time.

    Thanks for the recommendation. It will definitely be useful when the final version comes out and I can do my PC and a friends if it'll be hardware independent. I've been showing him how to set his system up to function perfectly, I guess I know how to do that, seeing my Windows 7 is the same "install" since early 2112 and runs perfectly, and my Windows 8.1 install is the same since day one. I have reimaged some but the (Install" is the same.
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  3.    19 May 2015 #353
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 8,735
    Windows 10 Pro

    As many things in Windows and computing, it really is much simpler and easier than it looks .
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  4.    25 May 2015 #354
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Glad to see there is a similar tutorial to the win7 one for Win 10... Nice one Kari Will try it when the RC comes out.
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  5.    25 May 2015 #355
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 9,910
    Windows 10 Insider Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Maltesespace View Post
    Glad to see there is a similar tutorial to the win7 one for Win 10... Nice one Kari Will try it when the RC comes out.
    Better do it now! What with all the bouncing around of features, Kari's tutorial may no longer be valid. After all, it's for Build 10122.

    Seriously, I wish I'd seen it before I clean installed. Even though it says 10122, I'll try it on the next build anyway.
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  6.    25 May 2015 #356
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Posts : 6,776
    All kinds

    Just tried to update to 10125 but it refused and set me back to 10122. Will try now with bootable USB.
    Let me update this:
    Tried with bootable USB and it worked but don't think it was because of that but because I had it in USB3 port and can't boot on this MB from it.
    First thing I checked was menu but I don't get same kind as it was on pictures but same as it was before. Icons cleared though, no more fuzziness as on 10122. Classic solitaire doesn't work.
    Last edited by CountMike; 25 May 2015 at 10:19.
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