25 October 2012

Windows 7 & 8 install silently

Using  an unattended or silent  Windows 7 installation DVD to install windows saves you a lot of time. You won't be entering any details like product key, keyboard type, time and currency format, and you will not be needed to click the next button for  every *duckling* step.

So with an unattended Windows 7 DVD or USB you can easily install Windows by giving it only a  a few minutes of your time!

you can ease up the process by doing the following
Note : these instructions should work with windows 8


The following is a list of all the things you will require to create a silent installer ,

1. Windows 7 ISO file with key
2. a Blank DVD
3. vLite software (It’s free)
4. 15-30 minutes of  free time
5. Image extractor like  as 7-Zip (free), WinRar.

Procedure to create an unattended Windows 7 bootable USB or DVD:

1. Go to the folder where your Windows 7 ISO file is located and extract the ISO to a new folder. If you already have a Windows 7 DVD, just copy the contents to a new folder.

2. Download, install and run vLite to see the mail window. 
Note that vLite will ask you to install WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit), you need to install it.

3. In the first vLite window, click on the browse button to select your Windows 7 extracted folder. Click Next button to continue.

Next, you need to select your edition.

4. In the following screen, Task Selection, you need to select unattended setup and Bootable ISO options. Click Next, again.

5. Here you need to enter your Windows 7 product key, and other things. Note that you have many options here. We suggest you to enable following options:

# Select this version on install

# Accept EULA (End User License Agreement)

You can also preselect your UI language, time and currency format, keyboard or input method in the Regional tab.

6. Once you enable all required options and enter the product key, click Apply button.

7. Choose the apply method as Rebuild one. Click ok button to proceed to the next step.

8. Rebuilding image process will start, and the process may take 10 to 15 minutes.

9. You are almost close to the conclusion. 
Clicking the Next button will allow you to create or burn image, label your copy and split image. Select burn image to burn your unattended Windows 7 to DVD. or you can create an iso and later  add that on a Pendrive 

10. You are done!

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