[Solved] Add a driver to .wim with DISM - Will it 'stick' after sysprep?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Atari800XL, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Atari800XL

    Atari800XL MDL Addicted

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    I was wondering:
    - I've added some older video drivers to my 8.1 install.wim. When I install this .wim, everything's OK, the driver is installed correctly.
    - So if I use this install.wim (with one added driver) to make a reference image next (patch-) Tuesday on a different machine, let it update, then audit mode-sysprep-capture, is the driver still there in the install.wim? Or is it gone, because it wasn't needed on that particular machine?

    Again, I was just wondering...
     
  2. Chibi ANUBIS

    Chibi ANUBIS MDL Chibi Developer

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    If the driver is not, I think Windows will set a common driver.
     
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  3. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    If it's integrated in the wim , yes of course :)
     
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  4. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Yes, it will stick
     
  5. hypedave

    hypedave MDL Member

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    Are you removing the old driver first and then adding the new driver to the mounted offline wim?
     
  6. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    I integrate a number base drivers (ie Realtek HD, Killer Lan, Megaraid) into my wims but have found that adding the video drivers has never really worked. You don't get the utilities either.
    ie, CCC, physx.
    In the past I also had issues with updating video drivers. Could not uninstall properly etc.

    You haven't mentioned which "old" driver you are installing so perhaps in this case it's all good...