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Windows 7: Does Windows 7 accept installing drivers for devices not seen yet?

2 Weeks Ago   #1
mamj

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Does Windows 7 accept installing drivers for devices not seen yet?

Hello!

I am making a custom Windows 7 image on a Virtual Machine. i will capture then deploy to a LAB full of same PCs. Now i want to know if i can install drivers for the actual PCs while still on VM before capturing?


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to theforum forum it's not clear what you want to add VM has its own drivers for things it finds on the host. Depending on how your deploying you could add drivers but may need admin rights and a reboot may be needed. It's not straight forward not knowing what your installing and what version of Windows sp level
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The installing of drivers before their devices are plugged is nothing new to windows, in theory you should have no trouble installing drivers for the actual computers soon to receive the w7 image. I'll be listening in to learn.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

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

Hi mamj,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mamj View Post
I am making a custom Windows 7 image on a Virtual Machine. i will capture then deploy to a LAB full of same PCs. Now i want to know if i can install drivers for the actual PCs while still on VM before capturing?
[1] Which software are you using to create the custom image [Win Toolkit etc or some other]?
[2] The easiest way is to incorporate the drivers [DISM++ etc] needed into the .wim before you compile it and create the custom installation media!
[3] Not sure about the legality of the licensing though!

I hope this helps!
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