1. How can I install an INF driver to WinPE 3.0 when it is mounted with DISM?
  2. Once WinPE 3.0 is running, how can I install drivers, using their INF, to an offline system?

The offline system can be Windows 7, Vista OR XP.

  • what os level are you trying to install drivers into? – tony roth Apr 16 '11 at 23:37

Add and Remove Drivers Offline
Driver Servicing Command-Line Options

  1. Assuming you have your driver files extracted to a local folder on the same system you have your WinPE image mounted with dism:
    dism /image:<image path> /add-driver /driver:<driver path>

  2. Technically, you don't have to inject drivers to an existing Windows 7 installation while offline. You can do it directly from the OS while it is running. You just need to change the /image argument of dism to /online like so:
    dism /online /add-driver /driver:<driver path>

I believe Dism is only valid for Win7, WinPE 3, and Server 2008 R2. I'm not sure what the equivalent utilities are for Vista and XP off hand.


if its windows 7 use DISM to inject new drivers. within the inf comment out the bad ones!

  • this does not tell me where to put the files. Or how to use the INF. – unixman83 Apr 17 '11 at 2:02

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