I recommend you enable "unknown" computer support in ConfigMgr, as that allows any client PC connect to the ConfigMgr server, so you can select a task sequence for it to use to deploy your OS image -- that'll make it easier to get Windows 7 on all your PCs. Configuring ConfigMgr for PXE boot also makes your life a lot easier, as it allows for more remote execution.
SCCM task sequences are complex, but the payoff in automated deployment and the ability to customize the degree of automation is worth the effort. If you prefer to design your own deployment wizard, SCCM's User Driver Interface (UDI) feature lets you do just that.
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