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    Hi al I was wandering if anyone can help me.

    Im going to format my computer soon. Ive created a Nlite slipstream disk. And I was wandering if I can slipstream program setups into the disk so they get installed automatically. If not then I was going to use Ninite to install a few programs in one go and then I have the setup files for the other programs to install one by one.

    Is there any other way to install the programs all in one go.

    Thank you for any help given.

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    some programs will allow this but not many as loads require licence agreements ticked etc, also depends on the intended use ie is this to make future re-installs easier?
    consider also that many progs go out of date quickly and your nlite disk may actually take longer in the future as you would have ot uninstall old proggies and then install new versions

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    some programs will allow this but not many as loads require licence … some programs will allow this but not many as loads require licence agreements ticked etc, also depends on the intended use ie is this to make future re-installs easier?consider also that many progs go out of date quickly and your nlite disk may actually take longer in the future as you would have ot uninstall old proggies and then install new versions



    Its just to make installing easy. Instead of doing it one by one.

    Thanks for the help.

    A tip I read (and should really get around to doing) is install the operating system onto your computer, install all the programs you want and then make a full backup of the hard drive.

    So you have a backup which is of a fresh copy of Windows with your usual programs installed. So if you ever need to reinstall Windows, you can just restore the backup and you'll be back to having a clean OS install + some programs.

    Not exactly what you're looking for but might come in handy in the future..

    oldmanhouse;8824787

    A tip I read (and should really get around to doing) is install the … A tip I read (and should really get around to doing) is install the operating system onto your computer, install all the programs you want and then make a full backup of the hard drive.So you have a backup which is of a fresh copy of Windows with your usual programs installed. So if you ever need to reinstall Windows, you can just restore the backup and you'll be back to having a clean OS install + some programs.Not exactly what you're looking for but might come in handy in the future..



    Yes an image (or disc clone) of the system (rather than a backup) will allow restoration of an image to leave the computer in exactly the same state it was in prior to the image being made. However, imaging isn't without its problems:

    - If the image is not made on bootable media that can load the imaging software and perform a restore, then the PC needs to be reinstalled with the OS, followed by the imaging software and then performing restoration using the imaging software. In this situation, one may as well carry out an install of a slipstreamed OS.
    - A restored image on hardware differing to that at the point of creation may leave the PC in an unstable state.

    Advantages of imaging are:

    - Faster to restore than re-installation.
    - No need to re-activate the OS (although if 2 or more images are restored, only the OS of the most recently restored image will stay activated).
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