Clarification on Win PE drivers RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have setup our MDT 2013 and had managed to deploy image on a Lenovo T420 with Windows 10 Pro.

    The folder structure of Out-of-Box driver is shown in the diagram.

    I have download the Win PE version 10 drivers from the link below

    The link says that the support models are below:

    Support models     ThinkPad Yoga 260, ThinkPad S1
                       ThinkPad P50, P70
                       ThinkPaad L560
                       ThinkPad T460s
                       ThinkPad T560, P50s
                       ThinkPad X1Carbon, X1Yoga

    Operating System -  Microsoft Windows PE 10 64-bit


    Could you experts please clarify the following and educate me.

    a) Although ThinkPad T420 is not mentioned in the supported model how does it work when the deployment is complete and Windows reboot to connect to the deployment share.

    b) If I want to deploy Windows 7 on the same ThinkPad T420, do I have to install older version of Win PE to make it work.

    I found that there are other links on Lenovo site that provides Win PE Ver5.0 and Win PE Ver3.1 .

    c) We have a few HP laptops that I intend to create a build. Do I have to obtain Win PE driver from HP for Win 10 & Win 7.

    d ) At what stage of the deployment process does Win PE drivers comes into action.

    Thanks in advance. 



    Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:51 PM