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Windows 7: How do I include theIntel HD Graphics driver in W7 unattended install?

18 Apr 2016   #1

W7 32bit
How do I include theIntel HD Graphics driver in W7 unattended install?


I have a W7 32bit sysprepped unattended install which (unfortunately) requires the Intel HD graphics driver.

All builds of this system are identical in every way so I have built a system with everything configured as it needs to be, including all drivers and the user account.

I sysprep, OOBE + generalise and capture the image. I then boot off a winpe USB device to create the partitions and use imagex to expand the image. Everything works fine with the exception of the HD graphics driver. It is removed during the generalise phase and is not detected again even if I inject the driver using DISM. The injection works fine with no errors but on installation it always reverts to the Standard VGA driver.

I have tried the persistalldeviceinstalls settings during the sysprep generalise but it still removes the driver. Or if it doesn't remove it from the system then it still doesn't automatically install it during the install.

The only way I have found to make it work is to copy the files into the c:\windows\inf folder. If I do so then on install it will detect and install the driver. However, I need to have a resolution of 1024x768, which is set in my unattend.xml but the HD graphics driver is installing after the setup passes are complete so the unattendd.xml settings are not being used. It then sets its resolution to its 'optimum' which isn't correct for my application.

Any ideas on how to either successfully include the HD graphics driver in my WIM or how to force its resolution from within the driver install?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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18 Apr 2016   #2

W7 32bit

I think I've cracked it!

It needs 2 things - persistalldeviceinstalls as well as either DISM or pnputil to add the driver.

It seems that persistalldeviceinstalls only remembers the device. You still need to inject the driver as well as this.
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 How do I include theIntel HD Graphics driver in W7 unattended install?

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