Using a DVD ghost image to deploy Windows XP to PCs

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
Hi experts,

I have created a sysprep'ed Windows XP image on a hard disk and the plan is to use this image to quickly rebuild some of our PCs (dont have the luxury of time to setup RIS)

So to prepare this image I've connected this HDD onto our IT PC which has Ghost version 14 and would like to copy an image of this HDD to a DVD. The build is only about 5GB in total and might need compressed a little to fit onto a DVD.

How can I create a bootable DVD that once inserted into a PC will copy this new image to its original HDD creating a new fresh install of my pre-configued Windows XP?
Question by:neil_shark
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    Just want to make sure I have this correct. You want to create a Ghost image of the portable HDD and put it onto a bootable DVD so you can put the DVD in the drive and let it run?

         - What type of DVD burner is in your PC? Is it a standard DVD -+ or does it allow Dual Layer burning?
         - What type of burning software are you using?
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    hi first you need to get your image to a DVD size.

    then when you have it you need to open the ghost and use the wizard to create a bootable DVD after the wizard you can includ your image you made in to that boot dvd.

    when you load the pc from your boot dvd it will load ghost in dos mod then you need to choose your dvd drive as image location and the rest is the same as using ghost.


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    I didnt realise that when you purchase Ghost you have to download a seperate ISO to create a bootable DVD from which you can choose the recovery image.

    I got confused and thought that Ghost could re-create the bootable DVD for you but it cant.

    I purchased and downloaded Ghost from the Symantec website. I then lost the bootable CD and went to go and download it again based on your comments - but the 90 day expiry had ceased and Symantec are not allowing me to re-download the ISO image again so its game over for this solution!

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