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mattthepirate

Windows Vista and Windows PE Help

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I try adding the drivers from Windows Vista to Windows PE but it says you can't and at the same time thats what its saying to do :wacko:

Here is the readme message from the Windows Vista package

In this release of "Longhorn" versions of Windows, you will be unable to

install mass storage drivers by using the Load driver option on computers with

less than 256 MB of memory. To work around this problem, add the additional

drivers to the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) before running

Setup. Refer to the Windows Automated Installation Kit for more details about

adding drivers to Windows PE.

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That readme says you can install it under 256 MB but you need to add the additional drivers to Windows PE. I'm asking if anyone knows how to do it. The help section is not really a help at all

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Matt,

you can use drvload.exe or drvinst.exe to inject drivers into the Pe. drvload is the new version of drvinst.

Usage:

drvload INF [iNF] ...

drvload /OFFLINE INF PATH

INF A path to a driver's .INF file. In /OFFLINE mode only one c

be specified. Wildcards are not processed.

OFFLINE Specifies that a driver should be installed into a WinPE ima

instead of loaded immediately.

PATH A path to the Windows directory of a WinPE image.

Examples:

drvload c:\drivers\device.inf

drvload driver.inf

In these examples, the specified driver will be loaded and installed

immediately.

drvload /offline c:\drivers\device.inf c:\WinPE\Windows

In this example, the driver will be installed into the WinPE image

stored in the directory C:\WinPE. Notice that instead of supplying

drvload with the root directory (C:\WinPE), you must provide the

Windows directory (C:\WinPE\Windows).

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path is just the location of the files that you will use to create the PE, using the offline mode is only needed when you are trying to add drivers to a PE you are creating. Note that you will need win PE 2005 or 2004 to build the proper PE, Not sure if it will work correctly with Bart Pe or not.

the Path as is the examples would be the C:\WinPe\Windows\. all the path does is tell drvload were to load the files to.

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Hey Thanks! I attepted what you said but I must of did it wrong. When I try to install Vista it still says I need 256 MB. What I did was cut and pasted the drivers info files and put them into the Windows PE folder then opened drvinst.

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