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Streamlining install of windows & software

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December 24, 2009 3:07:22 AM

I've recently started doing some work with a local non profit refurbishing PC's for low income families and homeless shelters. Currently we're installing everything manually, but we're looking for a way to automate the installation of applications after windows is loaded (things such as open office, adobe reader, etc) We can't use a simple drive image since all the computers are donated and therefor nearly all different. And as anyone whos ever tried to switch a drive from one machine to another knows, that creates problems which are often even worse than just doing a clean install and loading all the software would have been. If anyone has experience with a similar process and can help out I'd appreciate it.

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December 24, 2009 10:23:42 AM

There are few ways of doing this; some are complicated like writing a script, others are easy like using third-party unattended program. Also this can be done using NiNite, an online tool. http://ninite.com/

Try out the free Trial version of the following software’s, see if any of them is useful before making a purchase.

http://www.almeza.com/content/view/58/72/
http://www.robosetup.com/index.html
http://www.actualinstaller.com/
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Writing a script
http://www.appdeploy.com/articles/commandline.asp



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December 24, 2009 5:45:40 PM

Thanks a lot, I think ninite will streamline most of the install aside from windows very easily, though as I have time I may do it the scripted way.
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