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The UIU Classic Mode

Based on the original Universal Imaging Utility (known as version 4.x or the UIU Classic), the UIU Classic Mode helps you create ONE hardware independent PC image that can be easily deployed to any laptop or desktop, regardless of manufacturer or model.

The UIU Classic Mode accommodates all OS deployment solutions, including those that do not utilize Microsoft's Windows PE, by storing the entire UIU Driver Database within the OS image. The UIU Classic Mode is an updated version of the original UIU 4.x — known in recent years as the UIU Classic — for those users that do not use a WinPE-based deployment solution.

For users of deployment solutions based in Windows PE (most modern deployment solutions), please instead see our UIU Versions.

The UIU Classic Mode Features

  • Use the UIU Classic Mode with any imaging solution, particularly those that are not based in Windows PE. (i.e. Linux-based solutions like Clonezilla and FOG.)

  • Assists in the creation of a completely hardware independent PC image that incorporates the UIU Driver Database.

  • The UIU Driver Database currently includes over 62,000 plug-n-play IDs, which are continuously updated by Big Bang, ensuring complete driver coverage for both older and brand new hardware.

  • Assists admins in creating a new or importing an existing Sysprep .xml file.

  • Includes the UIU Discovery Tool which allows users to quickly determine hardware compatibility for all Windows operating systems.

  • Compatibility for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows Thin PC.

The UIU Classic Mode Process

It's quick and easy to use the UIU to help you create a completely hardware independent image.


  1. Set up your base machine including OS, updates and organization-wide software.

  2. Capture an image of your base machine, prior to running the UIU. Save this pre-Sysprep image for when the time comes to update your image.

  3. Update and run the UIU on your base machine.

  4. When the UIU is complete, shut down your base machine and capture your master image with your preferred imaging solution.

  5. Deploy your master image to any make and model PC!

Please review the UIU Classic Mode User Guide, and contact us with questions.

Free Trial

The UIU Trial includes the complete UIU database of over 62,000 unique PnP IDs. Need help? UIU Support is also included.

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Webinars

Want to see how it works? Attend a UIU Webinar and receive a $25 Amazon gift card just for participating.

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Licensing

The UIU is licensed per PC and quotes include everything—all driver updates, product upgrades and technical support. 

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Videos & More

Visit our YouTube page for videos, or check out what others are saying about the UIU in Case Studies and Reviews.

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Why should you UIU?

The UIU remains the only software application able to completely automate the deployment of a hardware independent OS image to any model laptop or desktop PC. If you are creating and maintaining several images for your organization, or spending hours manually managing drivers, true hardware independent imaging with the UIU will save you countless hours and headaches. 

What would you do if you never had to struggle with drivers ever again?