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    It comes to something when...

    You have to use a tool, developed by the antivirus company themselves, to remove their bloatware from a brand spanking laptop because the uninstaller doesn't work. Yes i'm looking at you, Norton Internet Security

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    It comes to something when...-funny175.jpg

    Bloody Norton.

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    And at you Sophos...

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    Guys, guys, calm down. Remember what happened to Mattx - he was very nearly burned at the stake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Guys, guys, calm down. Remember what happened to Mattx - he was very nearly burned at the stake!
    I'm intrigued, what happened?

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    Don't mention the war....

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    ... shouldn't that be the 's' word....?!

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    Step One - Buy a computer from PC World
    Step Two - Format the Hard Drive.

    Works everytime :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalGeek View Post
    Step One - Buy a computer from PC World
    Went wrong at step one!

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    Doahhh!

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    We do that (or used to as we don't use them anymore) with Dell Computers - all unboxed, hdds formatted - nice image on & no garbage. Now we do it with everything that comes through the door. I wish manufacturers could appreciate that all we want is a machine with just the OS on and nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    We do that (or used to as we don't use them anymore) with Dell Computers - all unboxed, hdds formatted - nice image on & no garbage. Now we do it with everything that comes through the door. I wish manufacturers could appreciate that all we want is a machine with just the OS on and nothing else.
    If i had a whole batch of laptops i would, but i cba to build an image for 2 laptops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    If i had a whole batch of laptops i would, but i cba to build an image for 2 laptops
    How are your images built? I've had reasonable success using the same W7 sysprepped image fed out via WDS on to different hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    How are your images built? I've had reasonable success using the same W7 sysprepped image fed out via WDS on to different hardware.
    I've always wondered about this but i'm a team of 1 so i never have much time for "playing" with different techniques, basically i get the images as i want it and use bartPE with a shedload of NIC drivers for every Pc in school (so i only need 1 disc) and then build a seperate image for every different bit of hardware, it's about 6 in total in this school. never had deployment working for programs or anything really, most stuff gets chucked on PC by PC, if there's a load of new stuff needs putting on then i'll rebuild an image with all the new software on and re-image

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    I used to do it that way with XP but before I moved every machine over to Windows 7 in the summer I created one master image that pulls the required drivers and installs them after the image has been deployed. I now only have 2 images. One for full computers with all software installed and another for just admin machines such as office staff and the head etc just with a minimal amount of software like office etc...

    It worked well and that image successfully deployed to 180 machines of all different shapes and sizes with very little fuss. Saved a lot of time too. Think it took me 2 weeks to get the image perfect though...

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