Update Windows System Image using ggRock Image Creation Tool (Deprecated)

This article details the process updating Windows System Image for ggRock, including Windows 2004 and Windows 20H2+ (2020+)

To update ggRock from the currently recommended 1809 to 2004 or 20H2+ versions available now. We also see nothing that would prevent ggRock from updating to the versions past 20H2 (2020) when new Windows versions release.

This feature is supported with ggRock Image Creation Tool 0.80 and newer.

Please make sure to perform stability testing on the new machines by playing games and doing some updates before applying the new image center-wide.

Windows Versions Supported

This update brings about support for latest Windows versions - 2004 and 20H2 (2020). We expect to also successfully support all versions coming after, unless described otherwise.

Windows Editions Supported

We have no reports of any Edition of Windows not being supported by ggRock at the time. Therefore, Editions supported are: Home, Pro, Education, Pro Education, Enterprise

Updating with keeping the data

In most cases you will be able to simply update your existing System Image, thus preserving all of the data currently written to it (installed launchers, games, etc). Here are the steps to update "in place":

Step 1. Connect an empty physical drive to the client machine

Step 2. Boot the Machine via ggRock (PXE)

Step 3. Write the current image to the connected drive using the ggRock IC Tool


Open the ggRock IC Tool, navigate to the Clone Disk tab and select the drive you've installed to be a destination for the current OS. The drive will be formatted.

Leave the checkbox Complete disk transfer unchecked.

Shrinking the System Image to speed up the Update

In case you want to speed up the cloning that ggRock IC Tool does - you can always first shrink your volume using Disk Management utility built into Windows.