Is this method acceptable for integrating third-party device drivers......?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Wonder Woman, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman MDL Member

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    Is this method acceptable for integrating third-party device drivers and other installation files into install.wim?

    Suppose I mount the install.wim using DISM commands.

    I navigate to the folder where the mounted install.wim resides.

    Into the *mountdir*\Windows\System32\Driverstore\Drivers I copy and paste third-party device drivers. I do the same with *mountdir*\Windows\System32\Drivers. Note that I don't integrate them using DISM commands. I simply copy and paste third-party device drivers into the respective sub-directories of the mounted install.wim

    When I am done, I launch "Microsoft Windows AIK"--->"Deployment Tools Command Prompt" and type the following command:

    dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:C:\Servicing /commit

    My question is: will the above method successfully integrate third-party device drivers into install.wim?
     
  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Could be, but why not use the official method?
     
  3. Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman MDL Member

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    Official method is so DOS. One has to issue commands for every action. I don't understand why Microsoft hasn't issued a GUI for it.
     
  4. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Simply create a batch file containing entries for every driver you like to be integrated... a GUI is so noob, this is only meant for technicians
     
  5. tommy_vercetti

    tommy_vercetti MDL Member

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    Not sure what's the big deal!, here is my batch file for Windows 7 Ultimate

    DISM.exe /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\Sources\install.wim /index:4 /MountDir:C:\Mount

    DISM.exe /Image:C:\Mount /Add-Driver:C:\Drivers /recurse

    DISM.exe /Image:C:\Mount /Get-Drivers

    DISM.exe /Image:C:\Mount /Get-Drivers > C:\Log\Drivers.txt

    # Add Updates #

    DISM.exe /Image:C:\Mount /Add-Package:C:\Updates

    DISM.exe /Image:C:\Mount /Get-Packages > C:\Log\Packages.txt

    # Save #

    DISM.exe /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\Mount /commit

    Now how difficult is that , and why would somebody make a GUI for it, also even making a GUI for it should not be very difficult for somebody having experience on .Net
     
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