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ImageX Tool to Create Boot Image

2015/02/27 18:23

This article tells you how to use imageX tool to create boot image for CCBoot. It avoids you to upload image through CCBoot sever and client. Thank you Turkey reseller Necmettin Teştek provide the pictures and opinions. 

You need prepare a PC with "Windows 7 Ultimate" and a "Windows 7 Ultimate ISO" file firstly.

1) On the PC, click the "Start" button, right click the "Computer" and select "Manage" (Figure 1-1).

Computer Management

Figure 1-1

2) It will pop up the "Computer Management" form. In the left side of the form, on the directory tree, click the "Disk Management" node. Then, on the File Menu, click "Action" and select "Create VHD" (Figure 1-2).

Create VHD

Figure 1-2

3) In the "Create and Attach Virtual Hard Disk" dialog box, click the "Dynamically expanding" radio button, set the "Virtual hard disk size", and "Specify the virtual hard disk location" (Figure 1-3).

Dynamical VHD

Figure 1-3

4) You can see there is a Disk 1 you just created (Figure 1-4).

Attach VHD

Figure 1-4

5) Right click Disk 1, and select "Initialize Disk". In the pop up "Initialize Disk" dialog box, select Disk 1, and use MBR partition style, then click the "OK" button (Figure 1-6).

Initialize Disk

Figure 1- 5

6) Right click the initialized Disk 1, and select "New Simple Volume...". In the pop up "New Simple Volume Wizard" dialog box, click the "Next" button. Then, specify the Volume size, and click the "Next" button (Figure 1-6).

Disk Partition

Figure 1-6

7) Assign drive letter or path, format partition and set Driver E:\ as "Activate Partition"  (Figure 1-7).

Format Disk

Figure 1-7

8) Use WinMount or other ISO tools to load win7.iso  as drive d: as follow (Figure 1-8).

Mount ISO

Figure 1-8

9) Download "Waik Tools" on desktop. Run "GetWaikTools" and click Download (Figure 1-9).

GetWalk Tools

Figure 1-9

10) Input the command: imagex /apply d:\sources\install.wim 4 e: as picture. imagex is downloaded in step 9 (Figure 1-10).

ImageX Apply

Figure 1-10

11) Input command "bcdboot E:\Windows /l en-us /s E:" after the image applied successfully (Figure 1-11).                                                 


Figure 1-11

12) Input the command "C:\bcdedit", check the "path" and "recoverysequence" ID (Figure 1-12).


Figure 1-12

13) Input command: C:\bcdedit /copy {default} /d "Boot From Windows7.vhd". When done, it will display the identifier ID. Here it's {328af7e0-32c8-11e4-850d-a0075b11aeab} (Figure 1-13).

 Bcdedit Copy

Figure 1-13

14) Input command: C:\bcdedit /set {328af7e0-32c8-11e4-850d-a0075b11aeab} device vhd=[C:]\windows7.vhd (Figure 1-14).

Bcdedit Set

Figure 1-14

15) Input command: C:\bcdedit /set {328af7e0-32c8-11e4-850d-a0075b11aeab} osdevice vhd=[C:]\windows7.vhd (Figure 1-15).

Bcdedit set vhd

Figure 1-15

16) Restart System and choose "Boot from windows7.vhd " (Figure 1-16) .

Boot from Windows 7 vhd

Figure 1-16

17) Boot and install "CCBoot client". 

18) Restart and choose the default image to boot. Then the "C:\Windows7.vhd" is the image we need.


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