• Do you always do Sysprep, even if they are the same make and model? I have 15 machines and wondering if I should sysprep them first.

  • I always Sysprep. For me it removes any questions of there are any device independent licenses for software installed on the image.

  • Hi,

    you don’t need to if it is win 7/8/8.1/10 and the computer models are the same even the make.
    It would typically also work for different makes and models but that isn’t guaranted.

    If you would like to be 100% hw independend use sysprep.

    Regards X23

  • Not sure either 🙂

    Sysprep CAN generalize your image and make it hardware independent.

    But it doesn’t have to. What it does is reset the installed windows on an image so that for the next install it will go through all the steps that you normally would when activating windows on a new machine.

    And it allows you to preinstall programs, use an autounattend file to create users, make settings for languages / keyboards / etc. etc.

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    You typically sysprep your golden image so it may be deployed to any number of computers and hardware. The words “should sysprep them first” makes me think you are doing something else.