KACE Product Support Question

K2000 with Windows 10 KBE and Windows 7 images.

01/17/2017 2728 views

Not sure if this would be possible, but can you create a Windows 10 KBE and only deploy Windows 7 images? This would mean the KBE drivers would be injected from the WINPE 10 driver pack, while the post drivers are all Windows 7. The reason for this is to try to make imaging on NVME drives easier, since Windows 7 really does not support them. 

We are running into an issue, with machines with NVME CX2-8B256-Q11 SSD installed. I have tried uploading many different Window 7 storage drivers, KB Fixes, and changing BIOS settings. The machines will still fail while imaging because the OS cannot see the NVME SSD.

Seems that if we can get the drive detected, maybe by using a Win 10 KBE, then we can just deploy the Windows 7 image.

Any help would be appreciated.


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  • So I am running into an issue with the Windows 10 Boot Environment, where the KBE fails right after the Windows 10 logo. We do not get any errors, just a Orange screen.

    Our Windows 7 Boot Environment still works fine.

    Do I need to remove all the Windows 7 KBE drivers, in order for Windows 10 to boot and get to the Kace imaging menu?

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this will work no problem
Answered 01/17/2017 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I agree. We currently do this.
    • When creating the Win 10 KBE, do you need to install the Windows 10 ADK on a Windows 10 machine, or will it work on a Windows 7 machine?
      • It will work on a Windows 7 machine. I had at one time, Win 7, Win8, Win8.1, and Win 10 ADK installed on my windows 7 machine.
      • I have even built Winpe10x64 kbes from a win7x86 with no problems

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