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Add drivers for Windows unattended install?
I saw there is a plugin for DUD for Linux, but was wondering if there is a way to do something similar for Windows ISOs. When doing a normal install I can load the driver from my Ventoy thumb drive at the drive selection/partition screen, but in order for my unattended installs to work I have to add new drivers with dism and resave the ISO each time a new build comes out.
Are you talking about adding drivers into both the WinPE boot.wim and the install.wim/esd files?
(07-30-2022, 07:51 AM)Steve2926 Wrote:
Are you talking about adding drivers into both the WinPE  boot.wim and the install.wim/esd files?
Yes. I normally add the latest intel rst drivers to boot.wim so the installer can see the drive, and the install.wim because I assumed they must be in the install.wim for the installed copy of windows to contain the drivers.
Well, you can inject the drivers into the winPE OS by adding a zip file which contains the drivers so that they appear in the correct folder. I am not sure but I think they would need to be in DriverStore folders so your .zip file would have the same folder structure.

As for the installed OS - you would need to avoid running Setup.exe and use the WinPE environment and a .cmd file to install from one of the images in the install.wim (after partitioning and formatting the disk) and then copy over the drivers or use a DISM command to add in offline drivers.
Or you could use WinntSetup.exe to do the (scripted or GUI) install with drivers.
You can load an XML file using Ventoy and the XML file could contain a RunSychronous entry to start the install script or use the VentoyAutoRun.bat file which is inside your zip file. See

The same script could install the WinPE drivers from the extracted folders in the X: drive if WinPE did not automatically use them from the DriverStore folder.

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