hi I'm attempting to image a machine, but after following the instuctions listed on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217(v=ws.10).aspx I have hit a problem. The reference computer requires drivers to access the local HDD's. Does anyone know how I can add my drivers to the WinPE bootable Flash Drive?


You'll need to mount the actual WIM to add drivers.

Dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\test\images\Your.wim /MountDir:C:\test\offline

Once your WIM is mounted, you can add drivers with Dism. I usually have a whole subdirectory worth of drivers, which you can add all at once.

Dism /Image:C:\test\offline /Add-Driver /Driver:c:\drivers /Recurse /ForceUnsigned

Then you need to save the changes...

Dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\test\offline /Commit

...and copy the new WIM to the flash drive (which you've apparently done before, based on your link). For more information, there's a TechNet article.

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    Your comments were correct, but I think still assume some prior knowledge. It was the link to the TechNet article that really got me across this issue. thanks for all the info. – Purplemonkey Apr 22 '14 at 16:19

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