One of the more powerful new features of Windows 7 is built-in hard disk virtualization. In this video, you’ll learn how to create a new VHD, how to apply an existing WIM file to a new VHD, and how to configure your system to boot from a VHD using bcdedit.
There are many tools available that you can use to assist with the deployment of your Windows 7 images. In this video, you’ll learn how the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and the Windows Deployment Services (WDS) can be used to make the deployment process as easy as possible. You’ll also learn how System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) can be used to completely automate the deployment of your Windows 7 images.
If you have built your “perfect” Windows 7 image, then you know that it doesn’t take long before your image becomes dated. In this video, you’ll learn how to use DISM to update applications, drivers, and patches. You’ll also learn how the Windows System Image Manager can automate the update process with an Unattend.xml file.
Now that you have a perfect Windows 7 reference system, it’s time to create your Windows Image file. In this video, you’ll learn how to build a customized Windows PE boot disk and how to use Windows PE and ImageX to create your image file.
If you’re going to deploy an image to many machines, then you want to be sure your reference image is configured and prepared perfectly. In this video, you’ll learn how to automate the Windows 7 installation process with an AutoUnattend.xml and how to prepare the image for the end user with Sysprep.
The process of capturing a system image is relatively straightforward if you have the right tools for the job. In this video, you’ll learn about the imaging process and how the tools in the Windows Automated Installation Kit are essential for building your Windows 7 images. << Previous Video: Migrating User Profiles with the User …
Migrating many desktop systems simultaneously can be automated with the Windows User State Migration Tool. In this video, you’ll learn about ScanState and LoadState and how you can customize the migration process with the USMT configuration XML files.
Many users would like to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, but there’s no direct upgrade path available. In this video, you’ll learn how to use Windows Easy Transfer to facilitate a smooth side-by-side or wipe-and-load migration between other operating systems and Windows 7.
The upgrade process from Windows Vista to Windows 7 can be a seamless process if you prepare before the upgrade. In this video, you’ll learn about Windows 7 upgrade paths, how you can check your computer prior to the upgrade, and how to install Windows 7 with the best upgrade options.
If you want to install Windows 7 but keep your existing operating system intact, then a dual-boot installation is for you. In this video, you’ll learn how to perform a dual-boot installation and how to configure the Windows Boot Configuration with bcdedit.