How I can bundle newer or missing drivers to Windows 7 DVD?
If you’re familiar with Windows XP Service Pack slipstreaming, this is pretty similar.
I’m using Windows XP Professional for this example. It should be similar with Vista etc.
Make ISO image from your Windows 7 DVD with your favorite software. I used CDBurnerXP.
Save install.wim somewhere on your hard drive from that ISO image or straight from DVD.
Start AIK Deployment Tools Command Prompt from Start menu
Mount the WIM image with write permissions:
imagex will tell which number is which Windows edition if it’s not found. I tried it first with just number 0. Number 4 is in this case Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64 bit.
Add as many drivers as you like by using DISM. If DISM says that files are essential for booting but drivers are unsigned, then add
Here’s example for nVidia nForce drivers (Installer EXE extracted with 7-zip): SATA/SATARAID/IDE/Ethernet/etc drivers:
..and so on for all needed drivers..
You will need to expand unexpanded driver files in some cases. Drivers are not expanded if filenames in driver directory are foo.dl_ and not foo.dll etc.
Here’s NVidia GeForce driver sample for you (Installer EXE extracted with 7-zip)
Save the WIM image with new drivers:
Unmount and commit (commit = save)
Add the install.wim back to the ISO image with your favorite ISO handling software. I used UltraISO. Make sure that the DVD is bootable. Burn ISO as new DVD yet again with favorite burning software (CDBurnerXP).
Boot and enjoy your new Windows 7 with correct and working drivers.
I want just to add a complement, if you need the drivers at the installation time (Ex: storage device etc.), you need to do this procedure for boot.wim too:
boot.wim have 2 installation embedded.
so you do the procedure twice:
Remove the file
then to be sure that your drivers ares available for each version, you must do the procedure for
and repeat for each possible
You can find the available
by looking at the
Also you can make ISO from the DVD, edit the ISO (rewrite it) by adding files to it (for example in \drivers\ folder) and burn the ISO again to DVD. Therefore you can access the drivers on the DVD after the Windows installation.