After you run the System Preparation Tool to prepare the reference computer for imaging, the tool shuts down the reference computer. At this point, perform one of the following tasks to create an image of the computer hard disk:
- If you are using Windows XP, you can use a non-Microsoft
- If you are using Windows Vista, you can use the ImageX imaging
For more information about disk duplication of Windows XP installations, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article #314828.
For more information about using ImageX with Windows Vista, see ImageX and WIM Image Format on the Microsoft TechNet Web site.