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How to integrate drivers/software to a Windows 10 USB?

  1. #1

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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    How to integrate drivers/software to a Windows 10 USB?

    Back in the XP days I used to integrate all the drivers and other machine specific software onto the CD I used for installation however things have changed a lot since then so I was wondering how to do the same things with a Windows 10 USB drive?

    If it makes any difference here is a list of that needs drivers/software post-install

    Intel Rapid Storage
    Samsung Magician
    Intel Management Engine
    Card Reader (RICOH)
    Audio drivers/software (Conexant)

    The card reader and management engine are just a bunch of drivers and some inf files for install but things like the Rapid Storage and Samsung Magician will need automatic calling with command line switches for a silent install.

    It isn't a huge deal to me but this is a test system (ThinkPad T420s) that I wipe every couple of weeks to play around and it would save me 10 minutes or so each time if it can be done.

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  2. #2

    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    You would have to roll your own custom install.
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  3. #3

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    with windows 10 - it is called provisioning and it uses the User State Migration Tool
    to create a customizations .ppkg (package - ie Custom.wim) using scanstate.exe

    you could also use dism commands to add the driver directly into the install.wim

    the software would have to be added by .ppkg or by capturing the dir into a new wim

    the .ppkg works well with Windows 10 RESET feature
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8.1.1 PRO 64bit


    However, you have to convert the window ESD to a WIM 1st, there are instructions on their forum on how to do this.**

    The free version allows basic additions & changes.

    I used the free version to add the Intel network drivers to a new Win8.1 PC I built late last year & it worked perfectly ... I really don't understand why the Intel network drivers are not part of Windows, the Realtek network drivers are included so why not Intel ... very strange.

    ** I just noticed that it looks like the latest build of NTLite has ESD to WIM built in the product itself.
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