1.    29 Mar 2016 #1
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    gmklabisch@hotmail.com

    W7 Pro VLC License Upgrade to W10


    I support a private school that has 50 desktops that all use a Microsoft W7 Pro VLC license purchased for 50 units. I can individually upgrade a machine to W10, but I want to duplicate what I did with W7 by creating an image and then restoring the image followed by entering the the license key. Each machine I manually upgraded took 1 to 1-1/2 hours each. To restore an image takes 12-15 minutes. Is there a way to accomplish this? I work alone and this will save me 60 plus hours of work.
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  2.    29 Mar 2016 #2
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by gmklabisch View Post
    I support a private school that has 50 desktops that all use a Microsoft W7 Pro VLC license purchased for 50 units. I can individually upgrade a machine to W10, but I want to duplicate what I did with W7 by creating an image and then restoring the image followed by entering the the license key. Each machine I manually upgraded took 1 to 1-1/2 hours each. To restore an image takes 12-15 minutes. Is there a way to accomplish this? I work alone and this will save me 60 plus hours of work.
    Hi gmklabisch and welcome to Tenforums.

    I think you can SysPrep on one machine, capture the image, and deploy that to multiple systems.
    Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums
    The keycode can be used to activate W10 now (you don't have to upgrade each one, as a valid key will now activate a W10 install).
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  3.    29 Mar 2016 #3
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    gmklabisch@hotmail.com
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    Thanks Simrick, I'll give that a try! I've not used SYSPREP before but I will research. Any gotchas I should be concerned about?
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  4.    29 Mar 2016 #4
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by gmklabisch View Post
    Thanks Simrick, I'll give that a try! I've not used SYSPREP before but I will research. Any gotchas I should be concerned about?
    After reading the tutorial, watch the videos - they are VERY good. They walk you through the entire process, step-by-step. If you have any questions or problems at all, post in that thread and the tutorial author, Kari, will answer you.

    Good luck!
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