You can use the bootable USB key to install Windows on a device.
- Insert the USB disk.
Do not unplug the USB disk until this process is fully completed and you have Windows and Mirage installed on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 system.
- Perform a one-time boot from the USB disk by choosing the correct option in the startup menu.
For example, most Dell laptops use the F12 key. Windows begins loading.
- Install Windows.
Prompts might vary according to the version of Windows you are installing and Windows installations, if any, currently on the endpoint.
Version of Windows
Select a Professional or Enterprise edition. Mirage does not support Home editions.
Upgrade and custom (advanced)
Select the Custom (advanced) option.
Select a partition in which to install the new copy of Windows. Formatting the partition is optional.Note:
VMware software does not modify any existing partition tables.
Windows now installs. No further user intervention is required.
- Log in with the following information:
You can change these passwords by editing the account values in the autounattend.xml file found on the USB Key. You can use the System Image Manager (SIM) tool that comes with the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) to do this.
After you log in for the first time, the target machine is ready to use but might perform additional Windows operations in the background.