The ‘Windows installation’ Archives
Posted November 25, 2015 by

Tech-Recipes Review: EaseUS Todo Backup Home

EaseUS Todo Backup Main Screen

A significant portion of our lives are lived digitally these days. We have years worth of precious family photos, folders upon folders of documents, half-played games, movie and music libraries, and more. What happens if your computer crashes? If you are not prepared, you could lose it all. Thankfully, there are many computer backup options […]

Posted November 21, 2013 by

Install Network Printers Via Batch File or Command Line in Windows 7/8 and Server 2008

network connection feature

As a desktop administrator I like to automate as many tasks as possible.  I had a need to automate the installation of network printers in a Windows 7 / Server 2008 environment and after some digging through manuals found a solution to installing TCP/IP printers via a batch file.  I’ll outline the VBS script we’ll leverage for port creation and also the using of rundll32 to silently install print drivers and create printers.

Posted February 22, 2012 by

How to run commands after Windows 7 deployment using SetupComplete.cmd

This guide will explain how to utilize a SetupComplete.cmd batch file in a Windows 7 image.  The SetupComplete.cmd batch file can basically runs commands after an image has been deployed or restored.  This can be very handy for desktop imaging and image deployment when you need to run commands after the fact (ie cleanup unattend files or other setting files, install drivers, etc).

Posted January 19, 2011 by

Windows 7: Mounting and Unmouting WIMs Using a DISM Batch File Menu

This tech-recipe will include a batch file that lets you mount and unmount .WIM files in Windows 7 Professional / Ultimate and Windows Server 2008. I will also explain some the basics of WIM files and discuss how to manage them using DISM from the command prompt.

Posted December 7, 2010 by

How to Automate Windows Diskpart Commands in a Script

Being able to automate disk partitioning, volume creation, and filesystem formatting can be very useful. It is especially handy for imaging processes, e.g. from a WinPE boot disk.

Posted December 13, 2006 by

Windows XP: sif files and unattended batch file install

This recipe is similar to another one on here but this one differs in that it explains how to create a sif file in notepad and what command line script to use to execute it and start your xp unattended install.

Posted January 30, 2006 by

Removing a Dual Boot in Windows

Removing a dual boot can be dangerous, and it does not guarantee that Windows will forget about the second boot sector. This is your first step in removing the boot option screen and second OS installation.

Posted May 2, 2005 by

Hard Drive Windows XP Installation – No Floppy/CD Drive

This method of installing a hard drive costs about $20, but it is guaranteed to work every time.

Posted September 17, 2004 by

XP SP2: Lock Up or Will Not Boot After SP2 Install on Prescott

Service Pack 2 will cause some systems with the early version of the Prescott chip to lock up.

Posted September 7, 2004 by

Creating FAT32 Partition/Preparing Drive for OS Install Using Windows 98 SE Boot Disk

The following tutorial explains using the FDISK DOS application to set up a partition on a new hard drive or to delete an existing hard drive before clean-installing an operating system (OS). This is done using the Windows 98 SE boot disk.

Posted August 29, 2004 by

Tips for Solving Problems with Windows XP SP2 and AMD 64 Processors

If you are having problems with Windows XP SP2 and your AMD Athlon 64 Processor, try using these tips to correct the issues.

Posted August 24, 2004 by

Slipstreaming Service Packs into your Windows XP Setup Files

This is another handy tech-recipe for XP install geeks. This tutorial explains how to ‘slipstream’ a service pack into your Windows XP Installation and then create a bootable Windows XP with an install CD. This is convenient since the slipstreaming will update your XP installation files to have the service pack applied before you install. […]