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Errors when trying to deploy .wim to same laptop


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I have a Lenovo W530 - brand new – Windows 7 installed on there and I’ve installed some software like MS Office on there.

I want to replace the hard drive. It was a 500 Gig and I have a 1TB drive I want to use.

I boot up with Smart Deploy and go to F10 – and I capture the current drive using

SMARTWIM /CAPTURE D: G:\WIN7.WIM “Windows 7 image”

D: is where the hard drive showed up as when I booted from a USB Smart Deploy bootup device

G: is the USB where I had room to store the image

That process ran through and I figured all was well.

I replaced the 500 Gig drive with the new 1TB drive.

I boot again into Smart Deploy – I point to the fresh .wim file I just created – I point to the Lenovo W530 Platform Pack I downloaded from your site.

I choose to “Recreate the drives” (the normal default) and hit Next

I instantly get an Exception Occurred Error

And it gives me a Deploy Wizard error:



Debugging resource strings are unavailable. Often the key and arguments provide sufficient information to diagnose the problem. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=106663&Version=5.0.10411.00&File=mscorlib.dll&Key=Arg_NullReferenceException



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