xp ghost image for different motherboards

July 8, 2012 at 09:54:49
Specs: Windows XP
how to create xp ghost image to use in any motherboards (different)

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#1
July 8, 2012 at 10:58:22
You could if you owned copies for all that you wish. Ghost has all the documentation on the symantec site. It would also use some microsoft information about deploying images from the microsoft web pages.

Hang up and live.


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#2
July 8, 2012 at 12:18:23
In addition, search for, howto implement additional drivers, to support all the other mainboards and hardware and howto use sysprep, to make plug&play working correctly and install the necessary drivers automatically at first startup.

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#3
July 8, 2012 at 15:46:14
Use sysprep

Tony


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#4
July 8, 2012 at 15:48:31
Tony

read postings.


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#5
July 9, 2012 at 15:28:14
When WinXP is installed ONLY the required drivers are used. When attempting to use an image from a different system you will run into driver issues in the respect they will not be on the image.

What advantage do you see by doing that.

As jefro pointed out above, you still need licenses for each installation or they will stop booting after the warning period.

Same goes for any software you intend to include.


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#6
July 9, 2012 at 18:52:03
The main question wasn't about licenses.
I'm assuming, the OP knows about that.

The main problem is:
how to create xp ghost image to use in any motherboards (different)


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#7
July 10, 2012 at 07:09:08
paulsep

I can read, I assume for #6 above is directed at my response.

My response addresses why the idea is not practical. By the time you provide missing drivers for all the different configurations you will spend more time than if you just installed from the CD.

That is if you can even get the image to boot. If SATA controller drivers are not part of the image and the BIOS is not set to use IDE settings Windows won't even boot.

Perhaps manojg can elaborate on why they are asking this question to start.

Sysprep is intended for multiple computers with very similar hardware. That is probably not the case here.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577


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#8
July 10, 2012 at 07:55:12
OtheHill

WinXP SP3 already includes SATA drivers.
But you're right, to make all the drivers available for very different hardware is very time consuming.
But after that, using Sysprep, to reset the hardware settings and make windows run Plug&Play, first time you boot the new computer, should work in most cases.

Anyway, licenses are not the point here.


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#9
July 10, 2012 at 08:04:45
Sysprep is intended for multiple computers with very similar hardware. That is probably not the case here.

Actually as long as all the drivers for each platform are in the image it should work fine.

But you're right, to make all the drivers available for very different hardware is very time consuming.

Maybe upfront, in the long run it will save you a lot of time, which is the whole point of imaging in the first place.

Tony


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#10
July 10, 2012 at 10:05:59
Then just slipstream the drivers into the WinXP SP3 files and burn a new CDR.

We haven't even mentioned the fact that if newer hardware is involved there may not even be any drivers for WinXP.

WinXP is best suited for hardware from the XP era.


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#11
July 10, 2012 at 10:48:57
Yepp just right.
There is the time, where one has to switch to a newer windows version, that supports the current hardware.

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