How to Install Windows 10/8/7 on Multiple Computers at The Same Time | System Deployment Solution
For ordinary computer users, it's not a big deal to fresh install a Windows operating system, or update the present Windows into a new version. On the contrary, for business owners who have a batch of computers to handle, what's the most efficient way to install Windows 10, for example, to multiple computers at the same time? Taking care of each machine, one by one is never the wise management method.
Besides, every time you install Windows OS on each PC, you'll have to run to the computer's location. It doesn't sound like a time- and effort-saving efficient plan, either. So is there a way to remotely deploy Windows 10/8/7 system image to several nearby computers? Can you update all computers OS simultaneously? Don't bother. To save time, energy, and money, you can rely on some professional system deployment tools.
Here in the following, you will learn how to set up, install, and configure Windows 10 operating system on new PCs, workstations, and servers with EaseUS system backup software and system deployment tool.
Part 1. Prepare for installing OS on several PCs at the same time
Before you start planting Windows 10/8/7 on side-by-side computers all at once, you must do three preparation jobs as below.
Step 1. Setup or gain a Microsoft DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server on your network;
Step 2. Ensure that all computers which need to install or upgrade to new Windows OS are under the same LAN.
Step 3. Create a full system backup image with EaseUS Todo Backup and put the image on a network where you can access it from the master PC. (Detailed in Part 2)
Part 2. Create a system image for installing or upgrading OS on multiple PCs simultaneously
In order to deploy the system on several different computers at the same time, a highly recommended method and must-be access to solving such a problem are to create a system backup image. EaseUS Windows backup and recovery software allows you to create a backup system image with simple clicks. Remember to put the system image on a network place where other PCs and your master computer can access it.
Step 1. If you want to back up your current Windows Operating System to an external storage device, connect it to your PC.
And note that the device should be as equal to or even bigger than your system drive.
Step 2. Launch and run EaseUS Todo Backup and click "OS". Or, you can also click the menu at the left top corner and select "System Backup" to start.
Step 3. Select the Windows System that you want to back up and specify the destination - local Windows computer hard drive, cloud/network drive or external storage device to save the OS image.
Click "Proceed" to start backing up your Windows OS now.
PLUS: If you want to create an automatic backup plan for your Windows system image, please refer to the below tips for a tutorial guide:
1. After selecting System Backup, click "Schedule: Off" option, then set up backing up your OS by daily, weekly, or monthly.
2. Save the changes. And finish the process by following the step.
3. After the first full backup of your Windows OS, EaseUS Todo Backup will automatically to run an OS backing up on itself as your settled schedule.
Part 3. Install Windows 10/8/7 on multiple computers at one time
So now it's the last step, how can you deploy or install the Windows system into other PCs at one time? To realize the goal, you'll need a specialized system deploy management tool. Here, we recommend you try EaseUS Deploy Manager, which allows you to place the Windows operating system on several computers with a few simple clicks. Follow the below steps to install Windows 10/8/7 on computers now.
Step 1. Deploy/Install OS (Windows 10/8/7) to multiple computers by creating computer/machine groups.
Launch EaseUS Deploy Manager and choose "Create group" and name the new group.
Or you can directly add computers by clicking "Add machines" > "choose "to add computers "From file" or "By Mac address".
By Mac address: you can directly input the computer's Mac address, Alias name into the group so to add machine for system deploying/installing.
From file: this allows you to directly import a file into the software to add computers. The TXT file contains the computers' information including Mac address and Alias with Space or Tab
Step 2. Create a system deployment task for installing OS on multiple PCs.
Click "Create" and then enter a task name and select the machines that you've added in step 1. And click "Next".
Step 3. Execute to deploy/install Windows OS on target computers.
Choose the created task and click "Run" to execute the deployment task. When the task is complete, you'll successfully install OS on all involved computers then. All you need is to be patient while the software is executing the task.
- Remember to enter licenses for the computers that you need to install OS on. The license shall be equal to the number of computers that you need to deploy and manage.
EaseUS Deploy Manager can also help you update computer systems at the same time without any limits. It aims to simplify IT administration routine and improve work efficiency. With the help of such an efficient system deployment solution, you are able to intelligently create an exact copy of your system a master machine, including machine-specific configurations, deploy the image, and install Windows systems to a mass of live machines.
In a word, it is ideal for rapid bare-metal deployments to a large number of PCs or servers, and it ensures that changes deployed into a target system environment are executed in a structure. No need to manually install Windows on every machine.
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Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!
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