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Disable/replace default driver in windows 8 setup media

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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP

    Disable/replace default driver in windows 8 setup media


    So I have Acer laptop with wireless adapter that has driver in windows 8 install media and that driver causes BSOD during install.. and install never completes it just says you need to start it all over again.
    My question would be is there any good way to modify windows install media dvd or iso image to remove problem causing driver or replace it with working driver?

    I was able to install windows 8 by disassembling laptop and physically removing wireless adapter but I don't want to do that every time I decide to reinstall windows. Driver from acer site works without problem.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Do you have a option in the BIOS to DISABLE the wireless adapter?
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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Do you have a option in the BIOS to DISABLE the wireless adapter?
    There is no option in BIOS to disable wireless adapter.
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    What about a BIOS update?
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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    My question is "is there good way to remove/replace driver from windows 8 media?"
    I have latest BIOS and there is no option to disable wireless card.. if there was I wouldn't have to disassemble my laptop to remove wireless card. I have tried many things before deciding to remove card physically (one of them was to upgrade bios)



    EDIT

    I may have found a way to solve my problems in this post
    irql_not_less_or_equal in windows 8 install
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Disable/replace default driver in windows 8 setup media
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