Adding Current drivers to Win PE


  1. Posts : 38
    10 2004
       #1

    Adding Current drivers to Win PE


    I currently have the following (Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk) on a USB which I plan to use if I ever need to restore my macrium backups. It does not work with my wlan or touchpad though.
    I know I can manually add in the drivers to the image but is there an easy way to take drivers from the current OS I am using and inject them into the image? I know macrium has this option when setting up the recovery image from there but I quite like that this has a lot of additional tools.
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  2. Posts : 39,995
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #2

    Would backing up drivers and saving the backup in the backup image be similar to what you're attempting?
    Drivers can be backed up.
    A clean install can be performed.
    Drivers can be installed one at a time or you can restore all device drivers at one time.
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  3. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #3

    There is an easy way -

    In an elevated (Run as administrator) Command prompt, enter -

    dism /online /export-driver /destination:"full path of folder"

    Where "full path of the folder" is where you want to save the drivers (i.e. "C:\My Drivers")

    Create the folder if it does not exist. Quotes are included in the path name.

    Then, just copy that folder to your PE disk.
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  4. Posts : 38
    10 2004
    Thread Starter
       #4

    zbook said:
    Would backing up drivers and saving the backup in the backup image be similar to what you're attempting?
    Drivers can be backed up.
    A clean install can be performed.
    Drivers can be installed one at a time or you can restore all device drivers at one time.
    It's more about getting them to work inside the recovery environment, I've been muddling through using tab and the arrow keys which is less than ideal.


    OldNavyGuy said:
    There is an easy way -

    In an elevated (Run as administrator) Command prompt, enter -

    dism /online /export-driver /destination:"full path of folder"

    Where "full path of the folder" is where you want to save the drivers (i.e. "C:\My Drivers")

    Create the folder if it does not exist. Quotes are included in the path name.

    Then, just copy that folder to your PE disk.
    Wicked, I'll try that.
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  5. Posts : 25,070
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    JiminyBillyBob said:
    It's more about getting them to work inside the recovery environment, I've been muddling through using tab and the arrow keys which is less than ideal.
    Once you have exported the drivers using Dism, you may then be able to add them to the .wim in the recovery drive. See if this tutorial helps.

    DISM - Add or Remove Drivers on an Offline Image
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