Windows 10: Cloning WIN 10 Pro

  1.    22 Aug 2017 #1

    Cloning WIN 10 Pro


    I have to install WIN 10 Pro on 20 new and identical systems. I created a master drive with WIN 10 Pro installed. How do I clone this master drive to the rest of the 20 identical systems? Or what software would you recommend for cloning? On WIN 7 Pro, I used Acronis or Macrium Reflect and they work great. But WIN10, it would not clone it and if I was able to clone it, it would not boot up on the other system. It would take too much time installing it one system at a time for all 20 systems. I bought licenses for all 20 systems.
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  2.    22 Aug 2017 #2

    Cloning WIN 10 PRO


    I have to install WIN 10 Pro on 20 new and identical systems. I created a master drive with WIN 10 Pro installed. How do I clone this master drive to the rest of the 20 identical systems? Or what software would you recommend for cloning? On WIN 7 Pro, I used Acronis or Macrium Reflect and they work great. But WIN10, it would not clone it and if I was able to clone it, it would not boot up on the other system. It would take too much time installing it one system at a time for all 20 systems. I bought licenses for all 20 systems.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    22 Aug 2017 #3

    Bcomp said: View Post
    I have to install WIN 10 Pro on 20 new and identical systems. I created a master drive with WIN 10 Pro installed. How do I clone this master drive to the rest of the 20 identical systems? Or what software would you recommend for cloning? On WIN 7 Pro, I used Acronis or Macrium Reflect and they work great. But WIN10, it would not clone it and if I was able to clone it, it would not boot up on the other system. It would take too much time installing it one system at a time for all 20 systems. I bought licenses for all 20 systems.
    You need to sysprep image before cloning. Just because pcs look identical, there is no guarantee they are internally identical. Sysprep removes hardware drivers so Windows 10 then installs correct ones.

    Also,cloning is not right way. Make image backup and restore image to each pc.

    BTW Macrium is only for personal use - if your 20 pcs are for business, you have to buy a licence. I believe AOEMI can be used for commercial use free but not certain.

    Macrium does have a deply option in paid versions that will do it without needing to sysprep.

    Another way to do it is to create a vhd in Hyper-v, and then natively boot that as this is very effective - Windows 10 seems to be clever enough to sort drivers.
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