windowns base image creation proceedure

Hi experts,

I am in a environment that as a lot of different models of laptops and desktop 64bit mainly. The imaging process is basically non - existent. I want to create an image for windows  7 x64 BIT that can be used by all the laptops and desktops.

The question I have is Is this possible? one of the techs told me it is not possible.

Is there a Microsoft process available that can be used? we don't have sccm environment ?

The good thing is I can change the whole process base on recommendation from all the experts here.
Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAsked:
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Yes, this is possible. One calls it Sysprep.

But there is also a third party tool which does similar thing: Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 with its P2P Adjust OS feature which runs from a WinPE Boot Media.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
note: Microsoft requires that for re-imaging that one use Volume Media
use the Microsoft deployment toolkit and the Windows AIK.
Rule #1: create your base image in a virtual machine. This eliminates hardware dependencies i.e. trying to put HP tools on a Dell Machine.

You will need to get the drivers for each machine and put them in a separate folder in MDT i.e.
drivers \dell\latitude\1234

Dell/HP/Lenovo provide driver packs that are available for download.
Some good sites for research:  AKA
Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAuthor Commented:
What do you mean by volume media? Does that mean the Original windows CD?

I want to do the imaging using a flash drive? I am afraid I do not want to involve server type scenario as for now.

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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I think he meant volume licensing.
Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:
Yes of course it is posible.

You have to do first Build and Capture procedure for referent computer. Then you can debloy the image to any tipe of computer you like.

The only condition is that you have x64 drivers for computers.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
mdt will run off of a usb drive go into the advanced options media create media and copy the x:\DeploymentMedia\Content\ folder to the usb drive

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