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Phase 4: Image Deployment

This section provides instructions on how to build and to deploy Windows Vista onto new computers. In Phase 3, you created an answer file that contains customized settings that are applied during Setup. Depending on your choice of deployment methods, you:

  • Install Windows Vista by using a product DVD with an answer file (DVD-boot method).
  • Install Windows Vista from a configuration set.
  • Copy an image of a master installation from a distribution share (image-based installation method).

The walkthrough section provides specific instructions for each method listed above. For more information about the different deployment methods, see Preinstallation Methods.

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