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Create windows bootable USB drive to create client image

2016/11/02 13:46

Another simple way to make client image is to use “Create VHD USB” tool. This method fast similar to using “ImageX” to create image. This has more flexibility of supporting “.esd” file which is not support with “ImageX”


So, let’s see how to make image

1. Open “Create VHD USB” tool from “Tools” menu (Figure 1).

VHD USB tool

Figure 1

2. On the “Create VHD USB” windows, click “…” button to choose the image file for Windows “install.wim” or “install.esd” file (Figure 2).

Choose windows image

Figure 2

3. Once you have choose the Windows image, click the “Windows edition” drop down menu and choose your desired windows version. Here, “Windows 7 Ultimate x64” is chosen (Figure 3).

Choose windows edition

Figure 3

4. Now, choose the drive – USB Drive that you want to make windows bootable and click “Create” button (Figure 4).

Choose USB drive and start process

Figure 4

5. Now, the tool will proceed and make the USB drive bootable with windows (Figure 5).

Create usb process underway

Figure 5

Note: We recommend using USB 3.0 USB drives as they are faster than other USB drive (USB 2.0) .

Note: This method can be used to make hard disk or external harddisk (USB 3.0) bootable as well.

6. Once the process is completed, connect the usb drive to one of your client then let it boot, once at desktop install CCBoot Client, and upload image.

Note: You can connect the USB drive to all the different hardware specification and install their drivers, and once done, upload the image.

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