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  • Blog Post: Imagex A Vista OPK Command-line Utility

    Capture an image of the installation 1. Boot the master computer with the custom WinPE CD. 2. Use Imagex to capture the installed Vista OS on drive C: to drive D: imagex /compress fast /capture c: d:\baseimg.wim “Vista Base Image” Apply an image to a computer 1. Boot the...
  • Blog Post: 64 bit WinPE not showing up in WDS?

    For the missing x64 WinPE image, see this article: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/9e197135-6711-4c20-bfad-fc80fc2151301033.mspx?mfr=true You have to enable the x64 detection. From the article: • x64-based client computers do not receive an x64 Windows PE boot...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging the Buy Local Desktop Icon

    Did you know you can add up to $1,200 in products and services for your customers whenever they buy a PC from you with Windows XP preinstalled at no cost to you? Did you know you can have you company logo displayed to your customers next to the offers of the desktop icon? Click here to find out more...
  • Blog Post: Automate the Download and Installation of Windows Updates

    If you are a System Builder and are having problems using Windows Updates to sell systems pre-patched with Windows Updates because of WGA, we have a solution for you. With the use of a simple batch file and a System Builder specific tool, you’ll never have to worry about WGA issues anymore. Here is...
  • Blog Post: OPX Training Videos Available!

    Many of you have asked for more in-depth training on how to use OPX to deploy Windows and Team BOB has responded with 4 training videos called "The Clone Wars". These videos are designed to give you a complete understanding of OPX and how to use it in your business. Think of these videos as an informal...
  • Blog Post: WebCast - Windows Vista Deployment End to End Series

    Are you ready to pre-install Windows Vista? Do you know there is a new OPK for Vista that improves the efficiency of deploying Windows? Want to learn how to use image base technology to deploy Windows without media? Learn how to install Windows Vista in ~4.5 minutes! These webcast series is geared to...
  • Blog Post: A quick way to add support & branding to Vista!

    This is an easy way you can brand Vista with your logo and add your support information to Vista. You'll have to manually copy your logo to the system32 folder and make sure it has the same filename you specify. Below is a registry file. Open up notepad, copy the follow text into notepad, customize with...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Network Deployment Scripts

    These are the scripts used when creating a custom WinPE for network Vista deployment. startnet.cmd - <Capture an Image> @echo off @echo Initializing network... wpeinit @echo Waiting for network services... :StartMon ping -n 1 wds > NUL if not %ERRORLEVEL%==0 GOTO StartMon...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting Windows Vista OPK Deployments

    Many of you guys have been asking lots of great question on Windows Vista OPK. Because of this, I figured it would be a great idea to do a troubleshooting webcast on Windows Vista OPK deployments. If you are having issues or want great insights on Windows Vista OPK then you'll want to attend this webcast...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2c Release

    Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2c has released to manufacturing and will be available to system builders in September 2007. Critical Action Item: System builders who use imaging must create new Windows XP Professional images with Service Pack 2c when shipping Service Pack 2c product keys;...
  • Blog Post: Is Windows Vista wiping out their out-of-box drivers? Here's how you preserve it!

    In your autounattend.xml, add the Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep component. Set the PersistAllDeviceInstalls value to True . Here are the details. PersistAllDeviceInstalls PersistAllDeviceInstalls indicates whether all Plug and Play devices will be uninstalled during the generalize pass and then...
  • Blog Post: Office Ready... Make sure you have all the pieces

    Hopefully by now you have ordered your Office Ready Master Kits and are ready to get going selling new systems with Vista and 2007 Office using the new Office Ready technology to enable the 60-Day trial mode. One important thing you need to know is that the Office Activation Assistant did not make it...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager

    If you are using USB keys to boot WinPE, you should take a look at this tool. One thing that I have observed is that it boots the USB key much faster. It also has a lot of configurable settings and it works on a great deal more USB keys than formatufd. Here's the link where you can download it: ...
  • Blog Post: Automate your Vista DVD Deployments

    This is a sample script you can use to automate the installation of Vista. Copy & paste the following text to notepad, replace the product key with your product key, and save the file with the name autounattend.xml. To use this, copy the autounattend.xml to a USB key. On a computer you wish to install...
  • Blog Post: SBBYPASS - Windows Update Command Prompt Installer is available!

    This is a tool that you can use from a command prompt to get Windows Updates without having to activate or validate Windows. This can be run from the desktop in factory mode from a command prompt, or implemented through OPX or OPK. The tool will automatically download all the updates any particular system...
  • Blog Post: Automate your Vista Factory Installations

    Copy the following text to notepad. For the product key, enter the product key that corresponds to the version of Windows Vista you want to install. Vista Default Product Keys: Business - 4D2XH-PRBMM-8Q22B-K8BM3-MRW4W HomeBasic - RCG7P-TX42D-HM8FM-TCFCW-3V4VD HomePremium - X9HTF-MKJQQ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Deployment Center is Live!!

    It’s been in the works for a while and now we are proud to present the Windows Vista Deployment Center . It may seem strange to think about it this way, but the OEM System Builder Technology Team has worked hard to make deployments simple, or at least simple for you to understand. And with the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Basic Unattend Factory Installation

    The simplest method to install Windows on new hardware is to start directly from the Windows product DVD with an answer file, autounattend.xml, saved on a USB flash device (UFD). This method is commonly known as the DVD boot method, and provides flexibility when network access is not available or when...
  • Blog Post: Updated Windows Vista OPK Documentation

    This documentation release is an English-only update and includes revised content that addresses the following: Known issues Workarounds Information from published addenda to the OPK The update consists of the following files: OPK.chm Unattend.chm Revisereadme file The ...
  • Blog Post: Audit Mode locking you out when screensaver kicks in?

    When you run Windows Vista in audit mode for a long time, the computer enters standby or hibernation. By default, you are then prompted to perform an administrator logon after the computer resumes. Because the administrator's account is disabled, your only option is too reboot. The following link will...
  • Blog Post: Hey System Builders, the Windows Vista Deployment Center is here!

    Hello everyone! The Windows Vista Deployment Center is finally here. The comprehensive site, designed to save you money by showing you how to reduce the time to deploy Windows Vista, includes step by step procedures for deployment, customization, WinRE, and much more. Here is the URL: http://oem...
  • Blog Post: Hotfix Resolves Windows Vista Sysprep Fatal Error

    When running the System Preparation tool (Sysprep.exe) on a Windows Vista-based computer, a fatal error may occur. An update for Windows Vista resolves this issue. Available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems, the update can be applied to all language versions of Windows Vista. http://oem.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Get Windows Vista RC1 OPK!

    Start learning how to deploy Windows Vista with the new deployment tools. Follow the link to download the Windows Vista RC1 OPK. http://oem.microsoft.com/script/contentpage.aspx?PageID=561189 Victor Mux