How to Setup and Install OS on Multiple Computers at One Time

Jean updated on Aug 11, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

How to install OS (Windows 10/8/7) on multiple computers

Though it has been quite familiar for most ordinary computer users to install new Windows system such as Windows 7/8/10 in their devices or update present system into the latest version of Windows 10 now. However, it's still a challenge for most business owners to fix the problem of unable to install Windows OS on multiple computers at the same time. Sometimes, when you need to set up some extra new PCs for controlling server machines, this will also consume you quite a long time to install new systems on each PC.

Every time when you install Windows OS to each PC, you'll have to purchase several serial keys for Windows systems. All these will take you quite much energy, time and even cost you quite a bunch of money. So does there exist a way to save time, energy and money to setup and install OS such as Windows 10/8/7 on several computers at the same time? Can you also update all computers OS simultaneously? How? Don't bother anymore. Here the following, EaseUS will provide you detail guide steps to help you set up computers and deploy systems to new PCs with its professional system backup software and system deployment tool.

Part 1. Preparation job for installing OS on several PCs at the same time

Before you start installing or deploy Windows 10/8/7 on multiple computers, there are some preparation jobs that must be done first. Here the following are some detail tips for you to prepare:

Step 1. Setup or gain a Microsoft DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server on your network;

Step 2. Be 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 from the master PC.

Part 2. Create system image for installing or upgrade OS on multiple PCs simultaneously

In order to save time, energy and money for deploying system on several different computers at the same time, a highly recommended method and must-be access for solving such a problem is to create system backup image. Here you may try EaseUS Todo Backup which allows to free backup system image or other data for free with simple clicks. Now you can free download this software and create a system image. (Remember to put the system image on a network place where other PC and your master computer can access it.)

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo Backup and choose "System Backup" to backup the current operating system on your computer.

choose system backup to backup os

Step 2. On the "System Backup" window, there are several options for you to backup OS intelligently.

  • Select a backup location - Click "Browse" to choose your own backup storage device.
  • Add a plan name and description - it's necessary when there are many similar backups in the same location.
  • Schedule - Click "Schedule" and you can set an auto OS backup task by daily, weekly...or upon an event.
  • Image-reserve strategy - manage your increasing OS backups in an organized way.
  • Backup options - to create an OS backup without taking too much disk space, enable OS backup encryption, etc.
make settings to the OS backup

Step 3. Click "Proceed" after making all necessary settings. 

Part 3. Setup and install Windows OS to 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 professional system to deploy management tool and here we recommend you to try EaseUS Deploy Manager which allows you to install or upgrade systems on several computers with simple clicks. Free download it and 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.

Create group to add computers for installing OS.

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 allow you 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 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".

Create task to install OS on several computers at the same time.

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 into several computers then. All you need is to be patient while the software is executing the task.

Notice:
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.

This software can also help you to update computers systems at the same time without any limits. So now you have successfully installed Windows 10/8/7 other OS to your target computers within one time. 

 
 

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

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