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Create legacy boot image

Important: We recommend using clean windows ISO, use of images from Microsoft site is better because images have modifications on patches made by third-party so they can cause lags and issues in future on diskless PC.

  1. Choose one of the client PCs as a master PC and connect the HDD. If you have many different motherboards/specifications PCs, then choose the newest one. For example, the motherboard that was released recently.

Note: Before installing Windows to your client PC's hard disk, make sure the BIOS is set to Legacy (or Legacy + UEFI) mode and is not set in UEFI boot mode (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. When you create a USB bootable drive to Install OS use Media creation tool.
  2. Install the client OS system and Install the latest patches of Windows as well as the service packs if available.
  3. Install the motherboard chipset drivers and NIC driver. With only a chipset and NIC driver installed the image will be compatible with most specifications. If you install all device drivers, the image may have graphics and other driver conflict with different specifications. We can install other device drivers once the client has successfully booted and is placed in super client mode.
  4. Set static ip (Figure 2).

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Note: Static ip depends on your network.

  1. Install the latest patches of Windows as well as the service packs if available. And optimize the system. Refer to Client OS system optimization.
  2. Also Install the motherboard chipset drivers and NIC driver. Only with a chipset and NIC driver installed, the image will be compatible with most of the specifications. If you install all device drivers, the image may have graphics and other driver conflict with different specifications.

  1. Install CCBoot Client.
  1. Run the CCBoot setup file and select the “CCBoot Client Installation”  and click “Next” button(Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Continue with the installation till you reach the last dialog, check the “Launch CCBoot” checkbox and click the “Finish” button (Figure 2).

Figure 2

  1. Once the "Finish" button is clicked. Disable UAC and click on the "OK"  button (Figure 3).

Figure 3

  1. Once UAC is disabled, select NIC from dropdown and click on the "OK" button (Figure 4).

Figure 4

  1. Once NIC is chosen, select NIC drivers and click on the "OK" button (Figure 5).

Figure 5

  1. Once installation is completed, it will require a reboot of the system, so reboot the client PC.
  2. Download and install the NIC drivers from the vendors site (Realtek or Intel).

  1. Optimize the NIC Driver (Server and client network optimization).

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