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    Question Re-use MSDN Win7 .iso for image deployments?

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    We need to roll out Win7 images using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT 2010), but our PCs are all OEM builds - so no media. Can we get a single Win7.iso (w/SP1) from MSDN and use it to roll-out our customized Win7 replacements-for-WinXP-PCs using a different Product Key for each one?

    (BACKGROUND: Our OEMs are (now) Windows 7, but the manual process to add out apps, change settings, etc. takes about 3.5-4 hours. Despite checklists, variances occur. My thought is to use the Windows Product Key off the sticker on the PC case. That way it ought to be legal to re-use the MSDN .iso throughout the process [about 500+ PC's to retire and replace with Win7 in the next few years.])
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    The Windows keys are compatible with a given windows version, so as long as your keys match the windows version, you will have no issues.

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    Great news, thanks!
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    You do not mention where you are getting the iso image so might I suggest downloading the official Win 7 iso image including SP1 directly from Digital River.
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    We're thinking of getting it frm MSDN. Never heard of Digital River; I'll pass it to my supervisor for his approval.

    Thanks!
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    I recommend if you have access to MSDN use it. While Digital River is a reputable firm you can always be sure what you are downloading from MSDN.

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