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How do I save drivers from a Windows 8.1 tablet?

  1. #21


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by tropicalpaddy View Post
    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!
    Is that in Device Manager? Did it let you add any of the drivers from the folder I posted where they were missing (as in Step 7 of that other web page) ? I wonder if there isn't some vague 'System' device driver that's missing and would unlock access to the others?

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  2. #22


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    DISM /Export-Driver = Exports 3rd party drivers to a folder
    all other MS drivers should already be in the driver store

    the biggest problem with "Touch" is that the drivers need to be added to all the .wim files..
    Boot.wim, WinRE.wim and Install.wim

    To add the drivers after a clean installation you need an input method (ie USB Mouse) just to point Device Manager to the Exported Drivers Folder

    Thus I usually prep my .wim files with the system drivers and product key
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  3. #23


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I download your Tesco drivers > https://onedrive.live.com/?id=EC48EF...&action=locate

    Not sure if OP seen your link or how he is trying to add them via Device manager
    device - update driver - browse for folder - TescoConnect7Drivers_DISM
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  4. #24


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Right I've spent the evening upgrading mine to Windows 10, in case it would help. Sadly that's flattened the battery so I can't do much more on it tonight.

    I did an upgrade by running setup.exe from the Windows 10 ISO files, and to be fair to Microsoft it seemed to pick up the existing drivers OK for me... I'm assuming the problem was caused by doing a clean install?
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  5. #25


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by tropicalpaddy View Post
    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!
    Can you post a screenshot (or two) of your Device Manager list? Can you resolve any "yellow triangles" by using Update Driver - Browse for Folder as KYHI suggests?

    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    DISM /Export-Driver = Exports 3rd party drivers to a folder
    all other MS drivers should already be in the driver store

    the biggest problem with "Touch" is that the drivers need to be added to all the .wim files..
    Boot.wim, WinRE.wim and Install.wim

    To add the drivers after a clean installation you need an input method (ie USB Mouse) just to point Device Manager to the Exported Drivers Folder

    Thus I usually prep my .wim files with the system drivers and product key
    @KYHI ... I did wonder if this might work for Tropicalpaddy?:
    1. Make a recovery drive within Windows 10 onto a USB
    2. use DISM to add the drivers from my Onedrive into the .WIM files on the recovery drive
    3. Use the recovery drive to reinstall?


    What do you think?
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  6. #26


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    windows 10 uses a reconstruct.wim and have not tested the integration of drivers into the image

    Mounting the reconstruct does not results as the same folder layout as an install.wim

    Windows 8.1 with Bing upgrades to windows 10 Home > but is this Home x86 or x64 ??

    Also if he can make recovery drive - he would need your drivers.ppkg
    Last edited by KYHI; 04 Aug 2015 at 19:01.
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  7. #27


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    windows 10 uses a reconstruct.wim and have not tested the integration of drivers into the image

    Mounting the reconstruct does not results as the same folder layout as an install.wim
    Thanks for that. Sounds like that it's not as easy as I thought, then.
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Windows 8.1 with Bing upgrades to windows 10 Home > but is this Home x86 or x64 ??
    x86.
    These things only have 1GB of RAM so I don't think they would work with 64-bit.
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Also if he can make recovery drive - he would need your drivers.ppkg
    I'll have a look at capturing that tonight. I guess a Reset with the drivers.ppkg in c:\recovery\customizations might work too?

    If I use mine to do intensive operations like I was last night, the battery level still drops, even with the charging cable plugged in, so there's only so much I can do at a time
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  8. #28


    I'll get another look at this on the weekend.
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  9. #29


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I'll have a look at capturing that tonight. I guess a Reset with the drivers.ppkg in c:\recovery\customizations might work too?
    That should do it..

    Create a Recovery Drive..
    Windows only reset with drivers - no machine or user data = clean install with drivers
    Bare Metal Reset by using bootable USB media to Reset, will even re-partition the drive..
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  10. #30


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    I'll have a look at capturing that tonight. I guess a Reset with the drivers.ppkg in c:\recovery\customizations might work too?
    That should do it..

    Create a Recovery Drive..
    Windows only reset with drivers - no machine or user data = clean install with drivers
    Bare Metal Reset by using bootable USB media to Reset, will even re-partition the drive..
    Just as an update, I did create a ppkg with "scanstate /drivers /ppkg"

    However I see it does include usernames and some files from my C:\Users folders in there, so I'm not keen to post it on here.

    I think DISM /add-drivers may be the answer, although it needs a WinPE environment to do that offline.

    @KYHI, would the "WIN81SEx86" mentioned in your signature be a smaller download for tropicalpaddy than the full WinPE download in the ADK? Does it have the version of DISM which would work with /add-drivers in Windows 10?

    I've also clean-installed Win10 on my own tablet to experience the full horror of how many drivers are missing! (Although, based on this thread I made sure I had a couple of backup images to go back to!)

    I'll try DISM myself tomorrow but need the battery to charge back up again. This is the only device I know where you can plug in the charger and the battery level *still* goes down if you're using it!
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