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OS cloning. by CharlesSmallfoot.tiff - Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:36:25 EST ID:MM80YYCH No.121413 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Sooooup /tech/?

After Windows 7 committing suicide like 40 fucking times between 3-4 oem versions on shitty laptop pawnshop specials, I've said fuck it and just want to clone 1 fresh Windows 7 install to 4 or 5 hard drives. I don't give a fuck about licensing and their stupid windows genuine shit always ends up breaking and annoying the fuck out of me anyways.

If I were to just stop dealing with oem factory resets, lost passwords, and shit and just pop new hard drives into my cheap computers; would that work if they are system image cloned from 1 "master" clean install that is never used? I know they won't be activated and would need whatever daz loader that exists now to get rid of all the other black screen nagging shit but would the OS work or is there some blocker programmed in to keep from raid duplication or creating multiple system images? I've googlefu'd and failed, I don't see an answer if you can clone to separate hard drives without the host drive baleeting itself.

I really just want to have dual boot Windows 7/8/10 on my other computers who all started out as OEM versions anyways but ended up running various linux distro's. Thanks hiffwe

Bonus: Didn't daz loader get turned into malware? Is that also only for cracked versions or just any windows genuine spam?
HeddaSupperspear.pif - Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:55:42 EST ID:tn7nbRb1 No.121414 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You typed out all that shit to wait for answer when you could have just looked it up.
BasilPiffingpen.clp - Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:27:38 EST ID:EzN+TXnD No.121416 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You cannot actually clone the same system between different computers because of hardware not matching. You can though create an image with updates, programs and all and install to different computers. Use windows easy transfer wizard. sysprep I believe is hidden in windows somewhere natively. Fun I guess. Microsoft easy transfer. These should
migrate between hardware. Sysprep I believe, create a system, update, add wanted programs and it will act as if it is
new install and will recognize hardware as if it were a new install. -
FuckingDebberkadging.dat - Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:00:41 EST ID:34htyq+I No.121417 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sysprep is in system32

Personally I had no problem running my actual windows install in virtualbox.
AugustusHindlebanks.rm - Fri, 27 Oct 2017 01:59:55 EST ID:yD/S4qdI No.121425 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yea, I use an extra win7 pro as well a linux distribution of choice in vmware,
but it seems to be lass stable, freezes up compared to like 3 4 earlier releases.

About to just give it up or use an earlier version. The current version doesn't seem to work for the most part, if even that. I have had the same setup
scheme for years. I do though have a separate linux /home partition that I use
with ext2fsd to share with windows, that has seemed to act off here and there. Virtualbox I have had a few minor complaints but it has always worked well.
MatildaDovingsteg.aif - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:56:41 EST ID:5XK87fw3 No.121434 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was thinking recent vmware is failing. I think at least 2 previous versions worked well. But updated versions do not.
MatildaDovingsteg.aif - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:59:40 EST ID:5XK87fw3 No.121435 Ignore Report Quick Reply
sysprep is a great program. It actually worked well. I just never used it.
SidneyBinningstut.cmf - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:15:00 EST ID:ioAGTh+R No.121444 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If one has the time, and a few computers, and some time. SysPrep sounds like it works.
PhyllisPecklehud.jpeg - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:46:17 EST ID:7ZQo0yPF No.121566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why the fuuuuuuuck would you buy a laptop from a pawn shop? God knows what the hell that overpriced thing has been through. Next time just get a refurbished system from Newegg or Tigerdirect, it even comes with a warranty.
AliceBrookshit.pdf - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:30:14 EST ID:LJfNVGSt No.121571 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I worked on a computer from a pawn shop yesterday. It was an as-is desktop. Gaming computer, even the card is will self was and still is over $250 bucks new. Assumingly by the way it was acting, constant reboots, the restoring windows something message, freezing for a few minutes. Possibly the boot sector was corrupt. For that reason the way it was acting it had a repair partition fail. + the manufacturers useless software with the repair partition, it failed.

So take out the video card, wipe the drive from an external DVD, looks and acts good. Reinstall win 10 and installs and works flawlessly. Was not stuck on any install process and update.

SO yea pawn shops I do know charging $125 for a computer I would not even buy for 10 dollars do exist, but pawn shops, may not even know anything about computers. So it isn't a bad idea to keep ones eyes open. When backup partitions fail it's easy$$

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