+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Windows Vista Thread, Image laptop to DVD for use as recovery disk.. help in Technical; We have purchased 2 laptops this year to give to pupils under the school's 'rewards system'. We are giving them ...
  1. #1
    adamchapman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    North Lincolnshire
    Posts
    187
    Thank Post
    29
    Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    17

    Image laptop to DVD for use as recovery disk.. help

    We have purchased 2 laptops this year to give to pupils under the school's 'rewards system'.

    We are giving them out under the condition that we will not be carrying out any repairs etc to the system once handed over - as we will become a free laptop repair centre in no time!

    Is there a way that I can take an image of the machine (as it comes from the factory) and then save this to a DVD, that can EASILY be restored by the user if the machine needs it in future?

    We thought of taking a WDS image and buring to DVD, and then issuing a WDS boot CD - would this work?

    Any ideas appreciated!....

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Halifax
    Posts
    27
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    MCDST and you need to ask? lol

  3. #3
    SC-UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    569
    Thank Post
    36
    Thanked 85 Times in 71 Posts
    Rep Power
    29
    I always do this when I buy a new laptop as the trend for not issuing recovery CD's or even OS media is starting to grow. Never had a problem with it and WDS would be my preferred method as well. Obviously it will depend on the size of the image as a lot of manufacturers fill new systems with so much rubbish these days.

    Tom

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    420
    Thank Post
    41
    Thanked 64 Times in 62 Posts
    Rep Power
    25
    Didn't they come with recovery discs?

  5. #5

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,777
    Thank Post
    865
    Thanked 1,664 Times in 1,449 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    442
    Or did it come with a recovery partition.

  6. #6
    mossj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    1,466
    Thank Post
    157
    Thanked 189 Times in 174 Posts
    Rep Power
    52
    More than likely a recovery partition

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Rochdale, Greater Manchester
    Posts
    12
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    You could create an image with Microsoft ImageX and stick it on a Windows PE dvd

    You can fully automate the reformat of hard drive and apply image

  8. Thanks to edwardjrobertson from:

    adamchapman (8th July 2009)

  9. #8

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    cumbria
    Posts
    182
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 43 Times in 39 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Clonezilla ..?

    Free & Simple, worth looking at .

    Create Recovery Clonezilla

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,154
    Thank Post
    114
    Thanked 527 Times in 450 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    123
    Quote Originally Posted by edwardjrobertson View Post
    You could create an image with Microsoft ImageX and stick it on a Windows PE dvd

    You can fully automate the reformat of hard drive and apply image
    That's what I'd do; it's a trivial batch file to do a diskpart to wipe everything and create a new partition and then an imagex /apply to put the .wim file back.

    Doesn't cost anything and is using standard MS tools.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. URGENT: Disk Imaging Vendor Solutions for Backup & Recovery
    By DisasterRecoverer in forum Windows
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 1st March 2013, 01:27 PM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 18th September 2009, 05:09 PM
  3. How can I make a virtualbox disk image read only?
    By reggiep in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 29th April 2009, 06:42 PM
  4. Ghost Auto Recovery Disk?
    By Hightower in forum O/S Deployment
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 5th March 2009, 02:53 PM
  5. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 19th February 2008, 09:04 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •