[ANSWERED] How to remove inbox drivers

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ivankehayov, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. ivankehayov

    ivankehayov MDL Novice

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    What's the easiest way to remove inbox drivers from boot.wim and install.wim using dism or PS?
    I like to create batch file to remove some useless drivers offline without using 3rd party software.
    All suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. ivankehayov

    ivankehayov MDL Novice

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    Normally dism and powershell can find/list all drivers but to remove only few of them (3rd party) but not the inbox ones.
    The same stands for packages - NORMALLY dism can remove just a few but with modifying corresponding registry values dism can remove all.
    I believe removing inbox drivers with dism needs similar approach - registry modification and/or permissions change.
    Can anybody help here?
     
  3. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 MDL Senior Member

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    Maybe change the thread title to "using DISM to remove default win 10 drivers".
     
  4. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    You mean Drivers that are flagged as Inbox.
    For W10 I accomplished to remove drivers while modiffing the "DRIVERS" hive.
    It's been a while that i looked into it.

    Just took a quick look now in the store and compared a little.
    If I remember right you have to change the first 2 bytes from "Version".
    Inbox = FF
    3rd = 00

    So change the beginning first FF from the Inboxdriver to 00.
     
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  5. ivankehayov

    ivankehayov MDL Novice

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    Thanks a lot, KNARZ! That's it!
    I was looking all over internet for a week and couldn't find any info about that.
    Do you know any tool or script to do automatic registry change and drivers removal. I think install_wim_tweak.exe do similar registry change to remove packages? I want to remove about half of the inbox drivers from LTSC and manual change of all these registry values is very time consuming.
     
  6. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    I'm not surprised that you didn't found any further info on that. ;)
    forget install_wim_tweak, use dism or something thats based on it.

    there are no tools or (public) scripts I know of that handle inbox drivers.

    I would recommend that you create your own script to modify the values and run it with nsudo to avoid permission stuff (and also not to change them)

    (I created a script to remove inbox drivers for w7 but it won't work for w10 and it was not pretty.)
     
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  7. ivankehayov

    ivankehayov MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your reply and advice but unfortunately my scripting skills are limited to create basic bat/cmd files with simple commands only :(. If I can make such a script I will do it for sure. Perhaps it's time to upgrade my knowledge in scripting and now I have good motivation to do it :).

    Of course, if anybody has already created any script to do the job is very welcome to share it here.