Taking control of Vista's image based install

Subject: General Tech | July 24, 2006 - 12:16 PM |

Slashdot has linked to an article examining Vista's new way of installation.  Instead of many .cab files and other compressed data, the Vista disk is an image of a fully functional OS install.  Read on to find out what tweaks you might expect to be able to ad to it.

"Vista's installation process is dramatically different to any previous version of Windows: rather

than being an 'installer', the install DVD is actually a preinstalled copy of Windows that simply gets

decompressed onto your PC. It is hardware agnostic so it can adjust to different systems, and you can

also install your own apps into it so that your Vista install becomes a full system image install.

APCMag.com has published an interview with a Microsoft Australia tech specialist on the inner workings

of it as well as a story that looks at some of the pros and cons of image-based installs."

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Source: Slashdot

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