Using DI to install to multiple hardware?

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  1. TimW1

    TimW1 Registered Member

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    Hi, I am decommisioning a load of PCs at work (circa 30) and need to wipe the drives and install a basic OS to the disks of each. They are mostly branded, Dells, HPs etc with the windows key stuck on the side of the case. I have various system restore disks for the various PC types but the hardware varies quite a bit (mostly P2 and P3's).

    Is there a way to create a suitable disk image that will cater for this situation. THey will mostly have W2K put on (or some even W9:cool:. I've got a usb HD to plug in so I can create a few images to cater for some variations.

    Cheers

    Tim (Newbie)
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello TimW1,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We recommend you to use Acronis True Image 8.0 for your purposes.

    If you have any servers in your environment then we can also suggest you to use Acronis True Image Server 8.0 for Windows in order to achieve your goals.

    Please read more about Acronis True Image 8.0 features at:
    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/features.html
    and about Acronis True Image 8.0 Server for Windows features at:
    http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATISWin/features.html

    Please be aware that in order to transfer your Windows system to a different hardware (clone or restore an image), you should first prepare Windows using Microsoft System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) http://www.acronis.com/products/trueimage/faq.html#17

    However we can not guarantee that your newly cloned/restored operating system will be bootable in case of transferring it to a different hardware.

    Please also note that sometimes Windows Repair Installation helps in such cases.

    I advice you to read other forum threads such as Restore Image to new computer from USB drive in order to get more information on you request.

    Anyway you can download and install the free trial version to see how the software works on your computers.

    The trial version of Acronis True Image 8.0 is available at:
    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/trueimage/

    The trial version of Acronis True Image 8.0 Server for Windows is available at:
    http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/download/ATISWin/

    You can also find more information on how to use these products in the respective User's Guides which are available at the following links:

    Acronis True Image 8.0 User's Guide:
    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/docs/

    Acronis True Image Server 8.0 for Windows User's Guide:
    http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/download/docs/

    Please visit Acronis online store at:
    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/sales/online/ to purchase Acronis True Image 8.0 and at: http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/sales/online/ to purchase Acronis True Image Server 8.0 for Windows.

    Please also note that we have a flexible system of discounts and the amount of the discount varies depending on the number of copies you want to purchase.

    In case you are planning to purchase many copies, please contact our Sales Team at sales@acronis.com.

    If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.

    Thank you.
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    Alexey Popov
     
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