Drivers Pack Area
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:00 AM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:36 AM
I will treat it as a suggestion. A drivers area would be fairly hard for us to maintain. Its difficult enough for us to maintain the current scripts as they are. Adding dozens of more scripts to the pile would be a huge nightmare. If you are willing to create and maintain such scripts I would be willing to open up such an area.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:49 AM
Me too Spam, or worse
Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:41 PM
Have to agree with ViroMan as to it being a nightmare especially with the amount of different hardware that's in use worldwide.
Even with these driverspacks sometimes the right driver is not found,usually as that some drivers are generic and the hardware doesn't like it.
I would strongly protest having drivers added to AP as it's designed to update operating systems not to update systems with latest drivers for hardware used.
My 2 bob's worth
Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:44 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:03 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:42 PM
If I'm not mistaken, they extract the exe and try to get the needed drivers and put them in a cab file - lots of work. Similarly, a release manager would download Microsoft updates, extract them, get the dll out, find needed registry info, drop the dll and a .reg file in a cab, when run it would add or replace said file.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:46 AM
Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:57 AM
ohh that was quick search and answer. A quick glance and it looks like it works like nLight in that it can integrate sp's and updates and then make a disk/usb for you.
Edited by ViroMan, 22 May 2012 - 07:01 AM.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:00 AM
Sorry, I might have been thinking of RyanVM, when I checked out a few scripts some time ago they had the dll files in a cab that you downloaded. Most all these methods do use the same basic principles that are built into the OS, the 'sif' file, 'runonce' etc. It does look like Windows 7 has changed the process but since I don't have the OS I haven't looked into it yet - soon though
Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:19 PM
At http://www.wincert.net/forum/ you go to the Win7Tookit forum and use the W7Tookit to add updates to the original install DVD. Last time I did it it took over four hours to update Win7 Ultimate 32- or 64-bit with over 300 updates posted by SoLor as part of the W7Toolkit. I did this prior to installing Win7 Ultimate on my new system; as a result of adding these updates to the original install DVD AutoPatcher is unable to detect all of the updates that came out after SP1 and up to the date of the SoLor updates.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:18 PM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:53 PM
Booted into Win7 Ultimate w/SP1 64-bit (which was installed after source DVD updated using W7Tookit and SoLor's 300+ updates).
Microsoft Windows - Critical Updates:
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2425227) - shown in black
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2479943) - shown in blue
For KB2425227 there was no listing in the referenced Catroot folder; for KB2479943 the listing existed.
A registry search on KB2425227 resulted in one location being identified:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\ApplicabilityEvaluationCache\Package_for_KB2425227~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~184.108.40.206
so I would assume that merging the SoLor updates into the original source DVD resulted in the KB being listed in the source so it could also be listed as installed when the source was used to install Win7 Ultimate on the computer.
The problem then becomes what edits would be necessary to update the various APM files to correctly identify the SoLor updates now integrated in the source. As the SoLor updates I included number over 300 this becomes fairly impossible to accomplish and at this time I can think of no ready solution.
Edited by DesertJerry, 23 May 2012 - 08:53 PM.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:28 PM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:29 PM
BTW, KB2526946 replaced KB2425227 which is why KB2425227 is showing black. This is the kind of problem one will run into when installing hot fixes.
Edited by click-click, 23 May 2012 - 10:20 PM.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:42 PM
yes i see what u r all saying lots of work
i've used this stuff aka driverpacks with no issues in xp or win 7 64 and 86 versions
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