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Mastering Windows® 7 Deployment by Kenneth van Surksum, Darril Gibson, Aidan Finn

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Chapter 4. Cloning the Panther: Automating Windows 7 Installation

Images are an important topic to master when learning about Windows 7 deployment. All deployments of Windows 7 deploy images. The basic installation DVD includes images, and you can also use several tools to capture, manage, and deploy your own images in a production environment. Basic images include virtual hard drive (VHD) images, boot images, and install images. You can create a Windows 7 installation on a VHD image. Boot images boot into the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE), and install images provide a fully functional installation of Windows 7.

This chapter shows you how to use the WinPE to create bootable media, add additional tools such as ImageX, and then capture ...

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