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  • I have trouble with windows 7 32 deployment.

    Problem is because there is no a network drivers for my laptops. So I have added in deployment service drivers so I can start windows 7 installation, but after it is finished, doesn't install other things because there is no LAN drivers so network adapter is not recognised.

    So what I try is to build in a lan driver. I builded in but when windows is installed network adapter is not installed and I need to manually install it.

    I was trying to build in a driver with http://www.vlite.net

    Problem it may be, because when I was trying to install driver for windows 7 32 manually system won't except driver. After testing all it except only driver under vista 64. I have installed windows 7 32 bit.

    Is it possible, that system won't install network driver because it is not for the right system? When I install manually uder device manager it doesn't accept any other drivers than that!

    Any suggestion what to do, or how to build in image drivers which will after unatended installation install a network adapter too?


    I never left an open problem....I search, dig and ask, until it's solved....


    • Edited by Blisk1 Friday, March 09, 2012 8:39 AM
    Friday, March 09, 2012 8:39 AM

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  • I found out where was problem. I have windows 7 32 bit installation DVD. And when I have installed windows on laptop it was 64 bit system and not 32.

    So there was a problem. I thought that laptop is 32 bit because first time didn't wan't to install 64 bit windows.

    So everytime I have installed windows 7 32 bit, there in my system show 64 bit.

    After I have installed windows on laptop with 64 bit windows all works, even adding drivers to installation dvd.

    I did that with http://www.rt7lite.com/

    And works great.

    Thanks for helping


    I never left an open problem....I search, dig and ask, until it's solved....

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:54 AM

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  • If I leave windows 7 starter, I can see exactly which drivers is used for the network card and for vga.

    Don't need to install windows XP. Problem is because I can't add starter to domain, so I need to install windows 7 ent.

    About licence don't worry we are government company and have a contract with MS.

    The best solution for now which I found is to copy drivers on USB pen and put it into laptop and put a line into unatended.xml file which installs driver from USB pen.

    It is not good solution but I think it will work.

    Because any adding drivers into image didn't worked.

    Drivers are Atheros LAN drivers


    I never left an open problem....I search, dig and ask, until it's solved....


    • Edited by Blisk1 Friday, March 09, 2012 4:03 PM
    Friday, March 09, 2012 4:03 PM
  • Hi,

    Q: Is it possible, that system won't install network driver because it is not for the right system?
    A: Yes, it’s possible. You need to remove the drivers offline by using the command-line tool (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) DISM.exe.

    Towards removing drivers offline, you could refer to the link below:

    Title: Add and Remove Drivers Offline
    URL: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744355(v=ws.10).aspx

    At the same time, I suggest different OS should have different boot images (One is for 64-bit; the other one is for 32-bit).

    Adding drivers to the Windows image, there are two methods: 1. Offline Windows Image; 2. During Windows Setup;

    For the detailed information, you could refer to the link below:

    Title: Add Device Drivers to an Offline Windows Image
    URL: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766141(v=ws.10).aspx

    Title: Add Device Drivers During Windows Setup
    URL: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766485(v=ws.10).aspx

    Regards,
    James


    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, March 12, 2012 7:22 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Any Update?

    James


    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:44 AM
    Moderator
  • I found out where was problem. I have windows 7 32 bit installation DVD. And when I have installed windows on laptop it was 64 bit system and not 32.

    So there was a problem. I thought that laptop is 32 bit because first time didn't wan't to install 64 bit windows.

    So everytime I have installed windows 7 32 bit, there in my system show 64 bit.

    After I have installed windows on laptop with 64 bit windows all works, even adding drivers to installation dvd.

    I did that with http://www.rt7lite.com/

    And works great.

    Thanks for helping


    I never left an open problem....I search, dig and ask, until it's solved....

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:54 AM
  • Thanks for your time and notification. Glad to know the issue got fixed~~~

    Regards,

    James


    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:11 AM
    Moderator