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RE: Dual boot of R class and Z class devices

I think you have run in some procedural issues here, but trust me, this is all feasible and just takes a bit of practice to get used to the process.

Please perform the restore action on a Z-Class reference device with Windows installed on the local disk and not being streamed from the network.

Below are some more best practice/tips when using Uniplat. 

1. Preparing units for Uniplat:

a. Install fresh OS on a single partition. For Windows 7 uses this procedures: http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...new-drive.html. Make sure to leave enough room in HDD for additional partitions for Uniplat restore.
b. Install all applicable hotfix and patches. After latest updates are applied, disable “Windows Update” feature until all Uniplat backup/restore operations are done. This is because if Windows update runs in the background while Uniplat performing Backup, inconsistent windows files may be captured within the same .wup file. Windows Update can be re-enabled after a final combined .wup file is created.
c. Do not install applications. Installing applications on the based platform before creating a based .wup file results in bigger .wup file and longer time to backup/restore. Additional applications can be installed after a final combined image is created.

2. When performing backup:

a. always enable “Prepare image for Wyse OS Streaming”. This is also the default.
b. Backing up Windows 7 OS takes 2 rounds. After the first round is done, you should see message “To complete the process for backing up current OS image, a reboot is required. Please make sure to log in as an administrator after the reboot. The final step will happen automatically after the reboot. Press OK to reboot now, CANCEL to reboot later manually”. I always press “OK”. If you do not press OK right away, make sure you do not wait a long time before rebooting the unit. This is to ensure that the files captured between 1st and 2nd rounds are consistent (that no windows updates are done in-between that may cause any inconsistency). Also one may forget to complete the 2nd round totally. After reboot, make sure you log in to the same Administrator account so Uniplat can complete the 2nd round.

3. When performing restore:

a. It is recommended to always format the Restore partition to NTFS before restoring so that the restore partition starts clean. 
b. “Delete all file before restoring” option is not necessary if the restored partition was formatted right before.
c. Always enable “This image is bootable” option
d. “Keep critical drivers from current Windows session” option can be skipped on Windows 7 OS because Windows 7 contains drivers essentials for boot up for most platforms. 
e. “Perform post restore fix up only” is for troubleshooting and should not be enabled (the default)

4. After Uniplat restore, when reboot unit to restored partition,

a. Windows 7 displays “Windows did not shutdown properly, ..”. This is expected. Make sure you press the default “Start Windows normally”. Do NOT try to repair windows. 
b. if external USB HDD was used, make sure you unplug USB HDD before boot. Some USB HDD is set up to have active partition. If BIOS is configured to boot from USB HDD before local HDD, unit will try to boot to USB HDD. You may see various boot up error message depends on how your USB HDD was formatted/setup.

5. It is recommended to start with the newest platform and create a based .wup file from this platform. With the exception that for R&Z Class you should start with R-Class.

6. If advanced display or audio functions are not required, it is recommended to skip installing specific display/audio driver and just use windows generic drivers for target platforms. This is because some display/audio driver packages, when co-exist with drivers from other platforms, cause conflict and may result in error/warning/boot failure or even BSOD.

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