Cloning new laptops out of the box
Posted on 2009-04-29
My first question here at EE...
I know this type of question has been asked before but it seems when I find those topics, they tend to differ slightly from what I want to do.
I'm going to set up an HP laptop to be exactly the way i need it as far as software and settings. I'd like to be able to copy JUST the applications I installed (licensing isn't an issue), and the settings of the laptop. there is no need to copy the OS since the other laptops already have it installed from factory (all are exactly the same model as well). At that point, I'd like to some how clone/image/copy that specific aspect of the laptop to the other new laptops.
After all that would be done, I'd then join them to the domain individually since that only takes seconds to do anyway.
I've seen the topics on how to do this but everyone of them includes the OS. And those confuse me, cause I can't get past the thinking that if you image the entire HDD to a new laptop, you then have two exact OS's with 2 exact OEM's.
Hope you guys can help. I'm just about burnt out from looking on Google for the answers.