1. Joined : Aug 2015
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       11 Mar 2016 #1

    Why not activate windows 10 before imaging


    I always wondered this, why NOT activate windows before imaging? Specifically 10? I have to active it to enable some features for the theme/desktop. So by doing so, what does that hurt?
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  2. Joined : Jun 2014
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       11 Mar 2016 #2

    vivithemage said: View Post
    I always wondered this, why NOT activate windows before imaging? Specifically 10? I have to active it to enable some features for the theme/desktop. So by doing so, what does that hurt?
    I have always done my imaging after Windows was activated.

    Edit: I would recommend doing a image before adding any programs or making any changes.
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       11 Mar 2016 #3

    Winuser said: View Post
    I have always done my imaging after Windows was activated.
    weird, why is it everywhere I read says NOT to activate windows prior to imaging. I also have read audit mode is basically not defunct too, because you cannot even get windows updates on the image?
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  4. Joined : Jun 2014
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       11 Mar 2016 #4

    vivithemage said: View Post
    weird, why is it everywhere I read says NOT to activate windows prior to imaging. I also have read audit mode is basically not defunct too, because you cannot even get windows updates on the image?
    I don't know the answer to that. I've always did it after Windows was activated and never had any problems.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
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       11 Mar 2016 #5

    Winuser said: View Post
    I don't know the answer to that. I've always did it after Windows was activated and never had any problems.
    Same, I am just going through and creating some Windows 10 images, and wanting to clarify before I go too far.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
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       11 Mar 2016 #6

    Where do you read such nuisance ??
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  7. Joined : Jun 2014
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       11 Mar 2016 #7

    IMHO, The main thing is to have a image made before you have any problems. That way you can restart from a working Windows install.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
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       11 Mar 2016 #8

    Winuser said: View Post
    IMHO, The main thing is to have a image made before you have any problems. That way you can restart from a working Windows install.
    Of course. We also use MAK keys, but we're also semi small shop, maybe 1800 computers or so. 4 Distinct images.
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