Is it possible to add drivers to a windows 7 k-image once it's captured? I ran a sysprep with the generalize option and now when the machine boots it does not have NIC drivers. I think I could deploy it to a machine, add the driver to the driver store and then resysprep but that seems like it will be a pain for every new model we get.

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To answer your question - Yes.
Most of my Windows 7 images that I've syspreped and captured required the drivers to be loaded again after the deployed system was booted. The drivers are still there they just didn't get loaded. For example - wireless driver on laptop is loaded and wireless is working great. I sysprep the image, capture it, deploy it to exact same hardware and the wireless does not work after boot. I update the driver and point it to the where the driver is and it works.
I think sysprep pulls the required info out but not sure.
Answered 02/01/2012 by: rjobe
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I understand that. You can tell it not to do this in your answer file but I actually want that to occur. My question is can I add them back so I do not have to manually reinstall them later and can inject driver for models I don;t even have yet.
Answered 02/01/2012 by: scout12
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Yes. After you capture the image you can add Post installation task apps / drivers just like in scripted installs. However, I've never installed any post install items on a syspreped captured image before only non-syspreped images. I'll have to try that to see the outcome.
Answered 02/01/2012 by: rjobe
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I think the easiest thing to do is to use the driverfeed workaround, that way, no adding to your image, updating is easy, and no post installs.
Answered 02/03/2012 by: cserrins
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