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Use Sysprep To Replace Newsid For Vista

I have used ghost and newsid many times at the College I maintain for years with Windows 2000 and XP but when they switched to Vista I had a problem. The newsid did not work. Microsoft solution is sysprep. It takes longer for the cloned PC to boot but the alternative would be much longer. Here is the instructions on sysprep:

Open a command prompt and enter the following command to prepare the
machine for imaging.

c:\windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /quiet /generalize /shutdown /oobe

Note At this point SYSPREP.EXE will now prepare the machine for imaging
and then shut it down when it has completed the process.

The /generalize switch is used to remove the unique information from the machine.
The /oobe switch is used to launch the mini-setup wizard the next time the machine reboots.


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