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Guide For Compressed Drivers Unattended Install

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@all

here you go, I modified the file to make it real... :thumbup  :thumbup

9/2/2004

-=[serialzs]=-

Thanks ! What's new in this file ?

i add Message Windows for FOUND FILES and ERRORS... :w00t:

-=[serialzs]=-

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@Lucius: no need to post my files, I simply followed the instructions, but if that can help... here are parts of em

Winnt.sif

[Unattended]
UnattendMode = FullUnattended
UnattendSwitch = Yes
OemPreinstall = Yes
OemSkipEula = Yes
ComputerType = "PC standard", Retail
FileSystem = *
WaitForReboot = No
TargetPath = "\Windows"
[THIS WAS TO ADD]DriverSigningPolicy = Ignore
NonDriverSigningPolicy = Ignore[/THIS WAS TO ADD]
Hibernation = No
[GuiUnattended]
EncryptedAdminPassword = No
AdminPassword = "xxxxx"
AutoLogon = Yes
TimeZone = 35
OEMSkipRegional = 1
OemSkipWelcome = 1
[THIS TOO]DetachedProgram="%SystemRoot%\system32\DRVZ.EXE"[/THIS TOO]

Also, I compressed my files using 7zip, at ultra compression just like it said here somwhere in the post (or maybe it was in the guide?) Maybe that part should be reposted or added to the guide if it's not there.

@serialz

Last time it worked, now I hope this new file wont change that, will come back on that later today.

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I followed exactly the instructions so i don't understand what the problem is.

@ serialzs : Thanks to your new file, i got the following messages :

1 CD ROM drive

No files / directories matched the search pattern

My files are in H:\Setup\XP\Professional\$OEM$\Driverz and compressed with 7zip using the settings that Bâshrat the Sneaky put in his documentations.

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same here

i got the new file replaced it and run test again

i only have the root folder in driverz like this:

c:\driverz\vmware(empty)

c:\driverz\vga(empty

and so on

and on the registry i got those directoies only

i used 7zip to make a 7z of the folders i want with the drivers

once again

has anybody made this thing work right and how please post all 3 relevant files here so we all know we are testing the right versions of everything

and that it works right

thanks

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:)

Thanks serialzs for your new drvz.exe.

I tested it and... well... it doesn't work. I mean, it's like hybrid method but without renaming files and with a nice window telling me 7z files found...

So,

1- Yes I followed the manual ;)

2- Yes files are unpacked in c:\driverz

3. Yes DevPath.exe adds everything in registry a few seconds after the files are unpacked.

4. No, windows doesn't use them during setup

5. After setup, a click on "update drivers" in "device manager" find drivers automatically in c:\driverz.

So the problem seems to be (with any method I tested - drvz.exe, presetup.cmd...) that my windows doesn't care about devicepath changes AFTER gui starts. But when it is changed before (by oempnpdriverpath or hivesft.inf modification), it works. :wacko:

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maybe microsoft tweaked the french version to work right:)

im moving to xp frech edition:)

everything works there:)

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I would like it! Mine (xp french sp2) works a little better than yours, but remenber I get no driver install during setup (which is the point of this method)...

Maybe only french/canadian version work right :P

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Some encouraging news :

I finally managed to get the drivers unpacked to C:\Driverz by doing a test after the installation. I ran drvz.exe after simulating a CD respecting the structure \$OEM$\Driverz. My multiboot structure doesn't work though.

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I noticed something, my drivers got extracted in c:\driverz but the folders they were in got doubled. what was in audio.7z got in c:\driverz\audio\audio

And i'm not sure if this works from last time, I was too enthousiast to check if the drivers got installed cause the drivers were finally extracted on the drive. Sorry for any false hope I created :blushing:

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Just did a new try ...

Non-multiboot CD this time / simulation with VMware. Driverz got extracted with the \$OEM$\Driverz structure but the drivers didn't get installed. Like Keul, if i try to install them after the installation by clicking on Update, Windows find them and install them alone.

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Maybe there is a way to do a .exe that forces windows to update all drivers AFTER installation is done? This does not solve our problem but could be a shortcut to get around, even if it takes more times during install.

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@Lucius Snow

you are using multiboot cd try this, put everything in \$OEM\DRIVERZ not in

H:\Setup\XP\Professional\$OEM$\Driverz the file doesnt search there thats why...

the guide is working without renaming the FOLDERS too just follow the guides... :realmad:

@turbomcp

i only have the root folder in driverz like this:

c:\driverz\vmware(empty)

c:\driverz\vga(empty

and so on

and on the registry i got those directoies only

i used 7zip to make a 7z of the folders i want with the drivers

are you sure that your compressed drivers are not EMPTY... :}

@keul

i think you have a wrong or missed in WINNT.SIF...

heres my winnt.sif compare it... :}

[Data]
AutoPartition="1"
floppyless="1";*
EulaComplete="1";*
winntupgrade="no";*
win9xupgrade="no";*
MsDosInitiated="0"
UnattendedInstall="Yes"
;UseBIOSToBoot="1"

[Unattended]
UnattendMode=FullUnattended
DisableDynamicUpdates=Yes
CrashDumpSetting=0
Repartition=No
OemSkipEula=Yes
OemPreinstall=Yes
TargetPath=\Windows
FileSystem=LeaveAlone;Value: ConvertNTFS | LeaveAlone
ExtendOemPartition=0
WaitForReboot="No"
UnattendSwitch="yes"
NoWaitAfterGUIMode=1
DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
NonDriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
;Hibernation="No"
;OemPnPDriversPath="Drivers"
;KeyboardLayout="United Kingdom"

[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword=*
EncryptedAdminPassword=NO
OEMSkipRegional=1
TimeZone=220
OemSkipWelcome=1
;ProfilesDir="d:\serialzs"
; Execute at T-39 minute
DetachedProgram="%SystemRoot%\system32\DRVZ.EXE"
;Arguments=

-=[serialzs]=-

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Just did a new try ...

Non-multiboot CD this time / simulation with VMware. Driverz got extracted with the \$OEM$\Driverz structure but the drivers didn't get installed. Like Keul, if i try to install them after the installation by clicking on Update, Windows find them and install them alone.

A new try in a real installation confirmed this.

@ serialzs : would you agree to publish the code source of your drvz.exe ? Some developpers here may be able to help you to find out the last problem concerning the installation drivers step.

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Maybe there is a way to do a .exe that forces windows to update all drivers AFTER installation is done?  This does not solve our problem but could be a shortcut to get around, even if it takes more times during install.

Yep. And i'm sure it won't be that complicated to make. However, it should be good to specify the search into \Driverz only because the update process takes a long time.

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100% sure my drivers are there(in the 7z files) i checked and i extracted them

the only thing i did to make the 7z archieves is right click the root folder ADD TO ARCHIEVE and specified the options from the guide

i have no idea why it doesnt extract the subfolders only the root folder

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