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Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:32 pm
A new video was released today that shows how to use the OSDTOOL script and
Image for Linux to restore to different hardware.
This is located at:
Thu May 10, 2012 4:55 pm
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keiooz disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>I am just wondering how to create such video? Thanks for sharing by the way.
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Sun May 13, 2012 8:23 pm
Hi there. Do you have this type of video posted in Youtube?
Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:02 pm
I really appreciate your video on how to restore to different hardware. Sure made the process look much simpler than I was imagining. As I will be using this for servers as you did in your video, that worked out great. However I do have a question; you said you had already copied the drivers your HP server was going to need to your <boot> USB stick. Can you advise where to locate said drivers? I too would be swapping either from Dell to HP or HP to Dell, and I don't have a clue where to find the drivers the systems will need (.inf; .sys etc.)
Would you please advise me where I would go to find and help me identify which drivers I would need. (Are we talking storage drivers? Raid drivers? processor drivers? what are the drivers that you copied to the USB to use on the "new" server)?
Thank you in advance for all your help.
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:47 pm
They would be the storage drivers (AHCI, RAID, etc.) required to enable Windows to boot and run on the system (.inf type, with supporting files). They need to be for the same Windows version and platform (x86/x64) as the installed Windows system. Usually, the drivers are available for download from the system or board manufacturer. They are the same drivers you'd have to inject/install during a Windows installation if Windows didn't include drivers for the controller.
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:34 pm
Thanks for that info. I assumed it would be the storage drivers, (but you know how assumptions work), so just wanted to verify. I believe you are correct that the drivers can be found/downloaded from the manufacturer. By your video, it appears that the drivers will need to be extracted so the .inf etc. are readily available.
Image for Windows is such a great program, it's the "restore to dissimilar hardware" that really makes or breaks a program for production use. I've been using Acronis since it is all GUI driven and very easy to "check a box" and have it strip the drivers during the restore. Having it be fairly easy using TBOSDTS make s Image for Windows a very viable program to promote to the businesses I support. I will increase your sales over the next year!
Thanks for your rapid response and continued good customer support!
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:26 pm
Does this method work on Windows 6, i.e., Windows 2008, etc.?
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:43 am
But Windows 8 (and 8.1, and 2008) contains already many drivers. So you may not need aditionnal ones.
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