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Windows 7: Anyway to integrate RAID Drivers into an install?


11 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 
Anyway to integrate RAID Drivers into an install?

Hi.
My first post here, and I was just wondering if there was a way to integrate raid drivers in my windows 7 installation CD?
Thanks,
Angus

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11 Jun 2009   #2
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XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Type dism in a command prompt while running Windows 7 (just noticed your on xp). Don't ask me how to use it though. I haven't had time to play with it.

Here's a short video going over the basics.

Let us know what you learn if you take the plunge.
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11 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 

Ah right thanks very much, so there's no way to do it with XP then?
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11 Jun 2009   #4
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XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Actually there is. I looked at my WAIK install and it had dism so download WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit).

There's also Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta. I was playing around with it earlier and didn't have much success and wasn't in the mood to read the help files.

Probably the easiest method would be to try vLite but I don't know what success people have had integrating drivers. vLite was designed for Vista but it does work with Windows 7. Check over at msfn.org for vlite issues.

The last 2 options still require you to have WAIK installed!
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11 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 

didn't realise Vlite worked, I'll give it a shot now.
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11 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

Do you need to integrate them. as far as I know Win 7 and Vista and Raid drivers built it. and you don't need to install raid drivers except for in some cases.
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12 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 RC (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
Do you need to integrate them. as far as I know Win 7 and Vista and Raid drivers built it. and you don't need to install raid drivers except for in some cases.
Really? I didn't know that, I'll check if mine integrate
Edit:
They do! Thanks, I'll take the plunge when my RAID card arives
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12 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

I also used vLite and I noticed that windows 7 had nvidia and intel and a bunch of other raid drivers in it. I am not sure how updated they are but you can use vlite to get rid of those drivers and integrate the drivers you want by just loading up the drivers folder.

In fact that is what I did with my latest vlited 7227 installation. I downloaded the latest nvidia drivers for my motherboard and just integrated them.
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13 Jun 2009   #9

OSX 10.7. Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've installed Windows 7 on my Raid system and it didnt need any drivers or anything, when it asked where I wanted to intall the OS it showed the RAID0 drive that I had created through the RAID controllers bios config and it just went from there. I didn;t need to install any drivers and it ran perfectly after installation
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13 Jun 2009   #10

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fangus View Post
Ah right thanks very much, so there's no way to do it with XP then?
For XP it's simple -- slipstream the drivers into XP SP3.

How To: Slipstream your XP installation | Maximum PC

You can also Slipstream VISTA -- not sure about Windows 7 as these should have the drivers already integrated.

Cheers
jimbo
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