How to Install Windows 10/8/7 on Multiple Computers at The Same Time | System Deployment Solution

Jean updated on Oct 25, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

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. 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. 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.

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 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".

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 on all involved 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.

Conclusion

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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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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