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Hey everyone.. I am incorporating driver packs into my install image so it makes it easier to re image computers when i do my repairs for others.It just simplifies things.. thing is, it makes the installation about 30+ gigs rather than the normal 10 - 15 gigs. is there a way to only use the drivers it needs, then remove the extra ones after installation?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Yes there is a way. Don't integrate them into the image.

 

Only integrate chipset, mass storage and maybe USB3 if you need it.

 

All the rest of drivers should be placed in a folder called "Drivers" in the root of the install media. The installer will scan the folder and only the needed drivers will be installed.

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Do as suggested above, except move all of the non-integrated drivers to their own DVD.  Over at the driverpacks website, there is a solution for an all inclusive install media that will install only what your computer needs.  (It uses a batch file to scan your drivers and only add those that need to be added.)

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Do as suggested above, except move all of the non-integrated drivers to their own DVD.  Over at the driverpacks website, there is a solution for an all inclusive install media that will install only what your computer needs.  (It uses a batch file to scan your drivers and only add those that need to be added.)

 

are you referring to driverpack solution?  http://driverpacks.net/docs/driverpack-solution

 

 

 

Yes there is a way. Don't integrate them into the image.

 

Only integrate chipset, mass storage and maybe USB3 if you need it.

 

All the rest of drivers should be placed in a folder called "Drivers" in the root of the install media. The installer will scan the folder and only the needed drivers will be installed.

 

 

where is usb3 located?  i am looking at http://driverpacks.net/driverpacks/latest but I don't see a specific usb listing.  is it under misc?

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Do as suggested above, except move all of the non-integrated drivers to their own DVD.  Over at the driverpacks website, there is a solution for an all inclusive install media that will install only what your computer needs.  (It uses a batch file to scan your drivers and only add those that need to be added.)

 

are you referring to driverpack solution?  http://driverpacks.net/docs/driverpack-solution

 

I thought he was referring to SAD2.

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bphlpt was right, I was referring to the "SAD2" method.  It allows leaving the drivers or deleting them after completing.  I have used this method myself, and it seems to work well.

 

You still integrate the basic drivers storage & chipset drivers, but everything else is put on the separate updatable disk/usb.

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