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Adding Newer Drivers to Windows XP

By pmcgeary ·
Does anyone know of a proven and tested process to update drivers to a Windows XP Installation CD or updating drivers on a sysprep Ghost image. I am trying to create and maintain one image for about 120 different machines? Help!

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by BFilmFan In reply to Adding Newer Drivers to W ...

You would have to manually update an image on the new system with the drivers and then run sysprep on it.

Are all 120 different machines different models? If so, that is just insanity on a level I've not seen since the last Texas Chainsaw Massacre flick playing down at the local Drive-In!

Have you considered using SMS or some other application to assist you im managing those images?

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by pierrejamme In reply to Adding Newer Drivers to W ...

Big discussions going on about Slipsteaming now. Check out: and:
I got started, but haven't had time to finish. Tons of info there.
good Luck.

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by pierrejamme In reply to

I have created an OEM and an upgrade iso using the nLite program mentioned, painless and slick.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Adding Newer Drivers to W ...

ghost. what a PITA. the PITA to end all PITA's...
you are not using Home, right??
every wonder why Dell, HP, Compaq, other big boys do not use Ghost? they use custom installation scripts to reinstall XP. that's what i suggest for you also.
once you got the script, you can drop new windows updates and new drivers into the 'oem' folder where your script would go looking for them. see how at technet at lots of microsoft wizards and free downloads to help you do this. crazy, yes. insane, no. get them to buy you the XP certification study books from microsoft. it will have good explanation of auto installing options. start hanging out at technet and

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by deurich In reply to Adding Newer Drivers to W ...

Look at the article at
"Guidelines for Reducing the Number of Master Images for Servers with Different Mass Storage Controllers". The same technique applies to workstations

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