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$WinPeDriver$ folder in Vista SP1/W2K8

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Hi guys,

has anyone already tried the $WinPeDriver$ folder in Vista SP1 ? From reading the setupact.log file WinPE checks the contents in a folder named $WinPeDriver$ on any accessible drive. I haven´t had a chance to test this on a real machine, just vmware so I can´t say if it really works or not. Has anyone tried it yet ?



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i have done some tests with this folder. It does work but there are exceptions. First, if the Intel chipset inf files are in there (tried at least a few 8.x versions) Windows PE will stop the setup with a driver installation error. So you cannot add those drivers.

Second: if the Intel Matrix Storage driver is added to that folder (isastor.sys), Windows will use that driver even inside a vmware virtual machine and after reboot you will receive an error message saying that the driver (iastore.sys) cannot be loaded.

The vmware network drivers are picked up fine, I can´t say much more because I am still testing inside a virtual machine.


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