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#1 ZEE

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

Hi ppl, long time no see... sorry!

 

I wonder if anybody knows of a good utility to make a driver backup from a offline disk

windows XP/2003 or later and then a driver injection in a offline disk with...

 

The purpose is to backup all drivers of a offline disk (call it computer-A)

and then inject them on a new offline disk already with XP/2003

to put in computer-A and boot flawless

 

I already done it by manually this way:

    . grab all driver files in %windir%\system32, %windir%\system32\inf, %windir%\system32\drivers

      and put them in the new offline disk

    . retrieve registry HKLM->ControlSetXXX, then inject in the destination registry hive offline

 

and works ok, if you do not «MISS» a file... which is easy to do...

 

I try 2 utilities to solve this manual work : DoubleDriver and DriverBackup

And everything works ok... until the restore in the new offline disk!

the problem is that this utils do not have a process to restore drivers to a offline disk...

 

?any ideas



#2 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:28 PM

Siginet has made something like that:
http://reboot.pro/to...-drivergrabber/
http://reboot.pro/to...-driver-backup/

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#3 ZEE

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:07 PM

Siginet has made something like that:
http://reboot.pro/to...-drivergrabber/
http://reboot.pro/to...-driver-backup/

:cheers:
Wonko

   I dude... thanks for your answer... :good:
    -----
    I say
    DriverGrabber is an excelent little tool :victory:
    I just execute it and does the job required,
    portable and easy, no interface just create the folder with the drivers
    A really useful addition would be to save the drivers in the respective
    folders they exist in windows (so you can just copy them to %windir%) and
    create a *.reg file with drivers definition so you could import to a
    offline registry
    -----
    But what I want is a tool that offline inject a choosen driver in a :swimmer:
    offline windows disk :hyper:


    ?Any wisdom someone can share about this :frusty:
  



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:02 AM

    -----
    But what I want is a tool that offline inject a choosen driver in a :swimmer:
    offline windows disk :hyper:


    ?Any wisdom someone can share about this :frusty:
  

No, not something that I recall working for *all* drivers, though there are a couple of specific tools for Mass-Storage (and a generic approach to Offline Sysprepping - which I believe is what you are asking for) here:

http://www.911cd.net...hp?showforum=43

 

:cheers:

Wonko



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

The tool mentioned in that thread "DriverInjection" is great... :clap:

 

The ideal would be update this tool to inject a set of drivers, located in a folder (created by DriverGrabber or DriverBackup), and inject this drivers in a offline disk or image... :hammer:

 

This will avoid SysPrep'ing... :cold:

 

Too much problems I had SysPrep'ing... time to start avoid them...  :dubbio: 



#6 Wonko the Sane

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:05 AM

Well, Offline Sysprep has worked allright for thousands of people, so maybe something else is the issue in your case. :unsure:

 

Of course everything is possible, and a man can dream :), but I doubt that you are considering the complexity of a "generic" tool like the one you just depicted.

 

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#7 ZEE

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:59 PM

The issue is always the same...

As we know there are lots and lots os specific configurations done in system and users profiles that do not cope with a SysPrep'ing...

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I think i still be doing it manually for the time...

Thx for your help---

 

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