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How do I save drivers from a Windows 8.1 tablet?

  1. #11


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by tropicalpaddy View Post
    Do you think the process in the blog post - Install Windows 10 on a £99 Tesco Tablet - would work? I'll have to learn to use dism another day.. Thanks again!
    I don't know if they'd work with the files I saved?

    You could try it I guess - I think you could skip straight to step 7 and see if one of the Device Manager yellow triangles goes away if point it at the folder containing those drivers I saved?

    If I understand KYHI correctly, the DISM method of loading them back in, would be to be in an elevated command prompt, and then from there run this command:

    Dism /online /Add-Driver /Driver:C:\FolderYouCopiedDriversTo /Recurse

    But I have a sneaky suspicion the /Add-Driver command doesn't work with the /online flag, in which case you'd have to create a bootable WinPE disk on another computer, copy the drivers onto there, boot from WinPE, and run that DISM command - considerably more hassle!

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  2. #12


    I'll leave it for another day. The battery is probably nearly dead.. Pure guessing game since it doesn't detect it.

    Thanks for the help, great response to my first posts on the site.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    When you do give it a go, do post back how you get on - I want to upgrade mine to Win10 as well, so I have to get past the driver issues as well, so I have a selfish interest if I can help you get yours going!

    If nothing else, it's good information that Windows 10 doesn't automatically detect and install the drivers.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    David, you could zip the drivers and upload them. Might be useful to others.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    David, you could zip the drivers and upload them. Might be useful to others.
    Do you mean using DISM to export them? Or copy them manually (if so, I'm not 100% sure where to look?)
    Thanks
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  6. #16


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    make a folder c:\tesco

    then open elevated cmd:

    Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:c:\tesco

    Then when it has done, zip the c:\tesco folder.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    make a folder c:\tesco

    then open elevated cmd:

    Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:c:\tesco

    Then when it has done, zip the c:\tesco folder.
    Thanks.

    In that case see post #9 in this thread.

    Do you know if drivers saved this way can be searched when you add a driver in Device Manager, or do you have to use DISM to add them back?
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  8. #18


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You can browse for the folder from device manager. Saves copying the entire filerepository.


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    make a folder c:\tesco

    then open elevated cmd:

    Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:c:\tesco

    Then when it has done, zip the c:\tesco folder.
    Thanks.

    In that case see post #9 in this thread.

    Do you know if drivers saved this way can be searched when you add a driver in Device Manager, or do you have to use DISM to add them back?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    David you are correct add-drivers is for an offline image..
    I usually mount the wim and add the drivers//

    But you can use Device manager to find and install the drivers you exported
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  10. #20


    Is it possible to get an image of your recovery drive? I still can't even detect the hardware ie touch screen or sound, I think I'm screwed!
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