Anyone interested in duplicating my experiment? How about condensing
13 pages of the step by step for deploying vista. I just need the
necessary commands to successfully clone my vista image?
Image technology serves 2 purposes: 1. it reduces time because once
the image is restored on the target PC all that remains is to install
the specific motherboard devices. All tweaks, applications, firewall,
antivirus, etc, etc need not be setup again. Furthermore, when you
work with images containing half a dozen user accounts, the work is
multiplied many times again because many multi-user software require
setup while logged into each user account!
2. once a system is successfully setup, I can create an image backup
which can be used to restore the system when it becomes corrupted in
the future without loss of data stored in my documents (including
folders related to pictures, music and other downloads from file
sharing applications, favorites of Internet Explorer, the data of
outlook express and outlook, etc)
> I install Vista Ultimate on one PC. It is an HP Pavilion a1700n.
> I remove the 40 GB IDE HD from the HP PC and put it into a Compaq EVO
> 510 PC.
> Result: Vista does not boot.
> I have researched the subject but still have not found a solution.
> The microsoft vista deployment step by step seems awfully complex.
> Has anyone found a simple way to solve this problem?
> I have also tried the reverse (from compaq to HP PC): Same result!
> With XP I could boot into safe mode or just boot normally and XP would
> detect and install the new hardware it finds.
> Somtimes I would need to install XP from CD on the target PC to copy
> the boot.ini and hall.dll files to a usb flash drive. Then I would
> restore the image of XP on the target PC. I would boot into recovery
> console and copy the files form the flash drive to the target PC
> (boot.ini to C:\ and hal.dll to C:\windows\system32). Most times I
> could then boot the target PC normally or in safe mode.
> However, with Vista I am stymied!
> Any practical solution?