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How to clone laptop setup on new laptops

Posted on 2012-03-14
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Is there software to clone the OS, applications, settings, BIOS, etc from one laptop onto all company laptops?  Laptops will all be Lenovo T5XX running Windows 7.

How do serials / licensing work with this type of software?
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Question by:Triality
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1) BIOS will need to be updated individually... There is no "bulk BIOS" upgrade for Lenovo...

2) You can use any standard disk imaging software (including the Windows 7 built-in) so long as you are using Windows 7 Enterprise Edition.  You will need to be using Volume Licensing to be allowed to port the images to other PC's.

3) If you purchase identical machines with the same manufacturer BIOS signature for OEM licensing, and have legally purchased the machines with pre-installed OEM versions of the operating system (e.g. Windows 7 Pro), you can also "clone" the hard drive from machine to machine... The application software licensing, however, must all be Volume Licensed to be "legal".
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You can use Paragon Backup and Recovery
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/

If you are willing to pay then go for Acronis Backup and Restore
http://www.acronis.eu/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

Both are excellent software and provide whole range of features, Acronis is superior in a way that you can restore image of one computer to another with entirely different hardware specifications, so you will need one image only for all different brands

for licensing i agree with n2fc
Please make sure you have volume license from Microsoft else it will be violation of copyrights
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by:Triality
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Thanks guys, what about licensing for applications such as GlobalScape's CuteFTP Pro that do not have volume licensing available?
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You can contact them and explain your situation
If they allow they will issue you a volume license or will allow you officially to use their product under specific terms and conditions
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