@3of0: I'm kinda surprised, considering how long 64-bit has been around, and considering your Dell example (whether 32- or 64-bit), that this hasn't been addressed. Or perhaps it has, but that seems doubtful from conversations I've had with a few IT acquaintances. Perhaps it's not a doable thing, i.e.,
not worth the programming effort for the return?
: yeah, as much as I like automation, I tend to take a DIY approach to things. I like to know, as well as possible, what went where and when it went there
. I have documented the things I've done so far on the Gateway as a fallback - might even be able to script some of it for the Acer, but not certain my scripting abilities meet the requirements
. So I broached the conundrum (?) here in the hopes that the wonderfully inventive, imaginative, and investigative minds of DC could help me to maintain my super lazy
@daddydave: yep, you're right, hardly worth the trouble for two (2) boxes. And I'm currently working according to mouser
's tenets. But it would be interesting to try such software, an that it existed, and the learning experience could pay off down the road. Oh ... I disagree about the time savings ... theoretically, considering the other 20% of installs on each machine, it could chop off a week or two (2) when testing is considered.
Just as an aside,if this quest fails (as now seems likely), I'm thinkin' 'bout using nLite for a majority of the Acer installs, but need to do more reading/checking on that front.