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Inside Vista's new image-based install

Vista’s installation process is dramatically different to any previous version of Windows: rather than being an 'installer', the install DVD is actually a preinstalled copy of Windows that simply gets decompressed onto your PC.
So how does it adjust to your hardware? How do you slipstream updates and drivers into it? Can you also 'preinstall' your favourite apps into your Vista DVD?
And most importantly, can you build a custom Vista install DVD that doesn't install all the 'free AOL trial' crap that typically comes bundled in with Windows?
We asked Microsoft Australia Technology Specialist for Windows Client, John Pritchard how it all works and got some surprising answers.


You can check out the rest of the article over at APCMAG


Looks like the biggest threat is from pirates pre-loading malware.
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