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    Partitioning - Automated USB

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    I need a bootable USB which can mass partition about 350 laptops. I have tried using the WAIK to create a bootable PE image, but it keeps crashing out when unmounting the image using DISM. Are there any free/alternative options you can recommend?


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    FreeDOS with a Format command in an autoexec.bat file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    FreeDOS with a Format command in an autoexec.bat file?
    Does FreeDOS support Advanced Format HDDs and formatting drives as NTFS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liveman2 View Post
    I have tried using the WAIK to create a bootable PE image, but it keeps crashing out when unmounting the image using DISM.
    You should try the latest Windows ADK for Windows 8.1 (it also works on Windows 7). The WAIK is old.

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    You could use MDT (using the MDT Media bit): Deploying Windows 8.1 from a USB Stick - How To Install | TechNet

    The steps are pretty much the same for windows 7 too
    Last edited by computer_expert; 27th March 2014 at 10:36 AM.

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    Hi All, cheers for the help. Managed to solve this one using Diskpart and PE. Seems the compiler was just having an error which I managed to fix.



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