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Windows 7: Slipstreaming drivers on a separate boot partition

12 Sep 2018   #1

Windows 10 Pro x64
Slipstreaming drivers on a separate boot partition

Hi there,

I've installed Windows 10 onto my USB drive using Win2USB.

The only problem is, that the bios of my system, doesn't support booting from the USB 3.0 drives, since they use some awkward NEC host controller.
So for now it only runs from my USB 2.0 port.

Now in linux I could just use an el-cheapo 1G usb stick which carries the boot-partition (grub), kernel and drivers (either in kernel or initramfs).
I would boot from this stick and that would mount and the OS disk which is in my USB 3.0 port.

Can I do something similar with Windows?
e.g. create a 100MB partition on a separate USB flash stick, format it as NTFS and set it to active.
Then install the windows mbr and bootloader.

But then comes the part where the bootloader needs to 'find' my USB 3.0 drive, which is not detected by the bios.

So I'd figure there must be a way to slipstream the USB 3.0 host controller driver on this small boot partition.

Is this possible?

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12 Sep 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi MastaG, welcome to Seven Forums,

Your system is Windows 10!

Have you tried the Windows 10 forum: Ten Forums

The thread below might be of use: Update your Win 7 installation media.

I hope this helps!
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