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What are my Options for Building Stone Systems onto CC4?

Article ID: 318
Last updated: 16 Apr, 2015
Article ID: 318
Last updated: 16 Apr, 2015
Revision: 7
Views: 1301
Posted: 06 May, 2014
by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 16 Apr, 2015
by Andrew Sharrad

This article discusses the various options available to customers building their Stone PC desktops or notebooks onto CC4. It is intended as general advice to assist customers looking for the guidance as to what they can do.

CC4 Service Release 1

This only supports Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) and does not support Windows 7 x64 (64-bit).

Windows 7 x86 on SR1

The automatic build process needs Vista x86 LAN drivers available. These drivers are not being maintained by component manufacturers often meaning that new models of system cannot be automatically built onto CC4 SR1.

Options:

  • If Vista x86 LAN drivers are available, use the automatic build process
  • If Vista x86 LAN drivers are not available, you will need to Smartclient the machine.
    • In the longer term, consider a server upgrade to support a wider range of client operating systems. For example, a vanilla Server 2012 network can support Windows 7 x86 as the WDS build process does not need to use Vista LAN drivers.

CC4 Service Release 2

This supports Windows 7 x86 (32-bit) and Windows 7 x64 (64-bit).

Windows 7 x86 on SR2

The automatic build process needs Vista x86 LAN drivers available. These drivers are not being maintained by component manufacturers meaning that new systems cannot be automatically built onto CC4 SR1.

Options:

  • If Vista x86 LAN drivers are available, use the automatic build process
  • If Vista x86 LAN drivers are not available, you will need to Smartclient the machine or build the machine as Windows 7 x64 instead.
    • In the longer term, consider a server upgrade to support a wider range of client operating systems. For example, a vanilla Server 2012 network can support Windows 7 x86 as the WDS build process does not need to use Vista LAN drivers.

Windows 7 x64 on SR2

The automatic build process needs Windows 7 x86 LAN drivers, which generally are immediately available for most systems.

CC4 SR2 with Update 133

Windows 7 x86 on SR2 with Update 133

With Update 133 support has been added for building Windows 7 x86 machines using Windows 7 x86 LAN drivers (Windows PE 3.1). This gets around the lack of up to date Vista LAN drivers as component manufacturers are often not making these available.

Options:

  • If Windows x86 LAN drivers, use the automatic build process, selecting Windows PE 3.1.
  • Alternatively, if Vista x86 LAN drivers are available, you could use the automatic build process, selecting Windows PE 2.0

Windows 7 x64 on SR2 with Update 133

The automatic build process needs Windows 7 x86 LAN drivers, which generally are immediately available for most systems.

CC4.5

This supports the building of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 machines, using Windows PE 4.0/Windows 8 drivers to build Windows 8 machines, and Windows PE 5.0/Windows 8.1 drivers to build Windows 8.1 machines.

Where to Get CC4 Driver Pack for Stone Systems

Follow this link to see the latest driver packs available. This article gives links to the drivers and build instructions.

Note: This article contains guidance on third party products and does not supersede any guidance given by your third party. This information is presented here to update you with regards to the build LAN driver support only.

Applies to:

  • Stone branded desktop and notebook products.

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Article ID: 318
Last updated: 16 Apr, 2015
Revision: 7
Views: 1301
Posted: 06 May, 2014 by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 16 Apr, 2015 by Andrew Sharrad
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