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Restoring to multiple PCs on the same network

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We have several new dell PCs which came pre-installed with Windows 7. We are downgrading them to Win xp for compatibility reasons. I have wiped Win 7 from one pc and installed win xp on it along with other needed software. Can I now use image from this pc to restore on other pcs to save time? If so what do I need to do so the pcs can co-exist on the same network? Do I need to change the SID for instance?

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Welcome to Acronis forums!

What product are you using for deployment of images? If you are using Acronis Snap Deploy 5, then it automatically configures each of the deployed systems by using the deployment settings you specify. Alternatively you may want using Microsoft System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) before creating the image of the system, check out Preparation of the master operating system.