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I'm Deploying Windows 7 32bit (x86) on CC4. Which LAN Drivers do I Need?

Article ID: 217
Last updated: 16 Apr, 2015
Article ID: 217
Last updated: 16 Apr, 2015
Revision: 9
Views: 2242
Posted: 11 Nov, 2013
by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 16 Apr, 2015
by Andrew Sharrad

LAN Drivers for the Build Process

If you are deploying Windows 7 32bit (x86) on CC4, the LAN drivers you need for the Build Area, to start the build process, must be either:

  • Vista 32-bit (x86) drivers (Windows PE 2.0)
  • Windows 7 32-nbit (x86) drivers (Windows PE 3.1) - only if you are running CC4 Update 133

These LAN drivers are used to either PXE boot the system, or to boot the system from CD, and then start the build process after connecting to the server.

Vista 32-bit drivers for supported models are included in the Driver Packs Summary.

Tip: When adding the network adapter driver, use the description field to make it easy to locate the driver later - for example, give a description that contains the model of system, such as "Stone NT310-H 2014". 

When you add the Vista driver, you must specify on the Build Console that this is for Windows Vista and Windows PE (versions 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2). Do not select Windows 7 or Windows PE 3.0 or 3.1. 

When you add the Windows 7 x86 drive, you must specify on the Build Console that this is for Windows 7 and Windows PE 3.1. Do not select Windows Vista or Windows PE 2.0.

When you add the driver, please ensure you tick the option box for "Digitally Signed Driver".  

LAN Drivers for the Operating System I want to Deploy

You will need the LAN drivers for Windows 7 x86 too, so that the system can connect to the network once it has built. These drivers are also included in the driver packs.

Applies to:

  • Stone Desktop and Laptop PCs with CC4 packs (generally 2011 models and newer)

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Article ID: 217
Last updated: 16 Apr, 2015
Revision: 9
Views: 2242
Posted: 11 Nov, 2013 by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 16 Apr, 2015 by Andrew Sharrad
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