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Windows 7: Integrate a Driver *Package* into an installation disk

30 Jun 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Integrate a Driver *Package* into an installation disk

Does anybody know how to either:
a) integrate a Driver *Package* into an installation disk, in particular the MS NVMe Hotfix (Windows6.1-KB2990941-v3-x64.msu)?
b) figure out which internal package (there are 87 of them) inside the Driver Package is the one the system used?

Windows 7 x64 SP1, UEFI/GPT, PCIe SSD (Patriot Hellfire), AMD A88X FM2+, A10-7800

This all started with simply wanting to replace my bloated BCD file, due to hardware changes and multiple configurations to launch Windows, with a basic one. I also found that all the changes led to instances of bootmgfw.efi being left in memory. Replacing the BCD can't be done within Windows, and I'd like a working installation setup anyway.

My installation setup is on a USB flash drive and it will not recognize the PCIe SSD, which already has Windows installed on it. What I needed the setup for is unrelated to this problem, a problem that I only discovered along the way when trying to run the setup. I used the same flash drive as when I installed Windows, except I replaced the drivers for the OCZ PCIe SSD (which had its own drivers) with the MS standard NVMe drivers that the Hellfire uses. I also tried manually loading the drivers (with a clean boot.wim & install.wim) using both the setup and diskpart. Diskpart *said* the drivers loaded successfully but still neither diskpart nor setup would recognize the drive. I tried every combination of x86 and x64 drivers and launching the system in both UEFI and UEFI+Legacy mode. My system does not have Legacy Only.

Because I had upgraded to SP1 after the original installation, I thought that might have something to do with the problem (it didn't) so I got my hands on a MS (non-pirated) SP1 installation ISO. No difference.

I was getting the 'No signed drivers could be found' message so I set the flag on the setup BCD to accept unsigned drivers. Didn't help.

I had the notion that even though setup would accept the drivers, it still wanted the Security CAT file to be present. That file is not anywhere I could find on the Windows installation itself so I went to examine the actual driver package. That's when I found that there is no 'Drivers' directory, per se, that there are 87 internal packages, and that each package is spread across a variety of files with different extensions, along with some unlabeled entries that number in the hundreds. I tried to figure out which package was installed in system by cross-referencing any code numbers I find in the INF file, the Driver properties, Driver Store, INF directory, CAT directory, and the driver package without success.

Hence, my two questions above. I either need to figure out which internal package is installed or how to integrate the whole package into the setup.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2017   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

Please edit your profile and add all hardware details.

Didn't understand what you want:
- Make an old installation work on a new hardware.
- Add drivers to Win 7 installation disk.

Adding USB 3.0 and NVMe Drivers to Windows 7 Install Media | GeezBlog
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2017   #3

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

The process of installing needed drivers onto an installation disk is referred to as "slipsteaming". Here's an article that might help you:

Here's a tutorial from Brink regarding slipstreaming: Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Jun 2017   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

strollin -

Thanks. I didn't know it worked for whole packages. The only thing I'd ever used dism for was individual driver files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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