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Adding drivers to Windows PE 3.0

The SmartStart Scripting Toolkit contains HP drivers that are to be used with Windows® PE 3.0. These drivers are located in the hpDrivers directory of the SmartStart Scripting Toolkit. Run the executable file in this directory, and then select Extract to extract the drivers to a location to be used in the following steps.

Drivers can be added to WinPE either offline or online. For all the utilities to work correctly, complete the following steps to ensure the appropriate iLO driver is installed and the SSSTK IO driver (hpsstkio.sys) is copied to the windows\system32\drivers directory.

To add drivers offline:

  1. Mount the base image to a local directory by using dism.

    For example:

    dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\winpe_x86\winpe.wim /index:1 MountDir:C:\SSSTK.TMP

  2. Add the .inf file to the base image by using the dism /Add-Driver command.

    For example:

    dism /image:C:\SSSTK.TMP /Add-Driver /driver:C:\ssstk\hpDrivers\example.inf

  3. For each additional device driver repeat steps 1 and 2. When you finish customizing the image, prepare the image for deployment by using the peimg /prep command.

    NOTE: If the appropriate iLO driver is not installed some utilities do not work correctly.

To add drivers online:

  1. Use the drvload tool, drvload.exe inf_path, where inf_path is the path to a device driver INF file.

    drvload x:\hpDrivers\example.inf

  2. Copy and then past the SSSTK IO driver to the windows\system32\drivers directory.

    NOTE: If the HPSSTKIO.SYS driver is not installed some utilities do not work correctly.

    copy c:\ssstk\hpDrivers\system\ hpsstkio\ hpsstkio.sys c:\SSSTK.TMP\windows\system32\drivers

For more information about Windows® PE 3.0, see the Windows Preinstallation Environment User's Guide (WinPE.chm) located in the Windows® Automated Installation Kit.

For more information about the Windows® PE drivers included in the Windows® SmartStart Scripting Toolkit, see the readme.txt file located at the root of the Windows® PE driver bundle in the hpDrivers directory.

NOTE: Before running HPDISCOVERY, you must install WMI. For details on installing extra packages in Windows® PE, see the Windows® PE documentation.