Has anyone imported the new PE CAB, then created a successfull build from the main driver CAB? As far as I can see, the new cab just contains the updated network driver that imported 2 or 3 weeks ago to get to a working win pe state
The PE cab will solve a few issues we are seeing with Win PE 3.x versions. The operating system wasn't an issue so far. If you do have concerns related to Windows 7 please let us know.
The drivers should work fine for Windows 7 operating systems(x86/x64).
I'm still having issues with the NIC driver for Windows 8 x64 for the 7250 and 7450. Importing the I217-LM driver Intel allows me to PXE boot and image Windows 7 but it fails on Windows 8.
I think we all would appreciate new CABs for these models, not just the WINPE set.
Please see the article linked below for more detailed information and troubleshooting instructions regarding the Latitude xx50 series Network Interface Controller (NIC) not initializing in Windows Preboot Environment.
Hi Dell-Sreejith D,
I've tried the Dell drivers from the site and also from Intel (whole host of network drivers) - none worked. Updated the WIM using DISM but when I deploy and it setups the boot.wim - I don't receive an IP. I've interrupted the WDS Setup process (Shift F10) and tried loading the *.inf files individually (downloaded from Dell and Intel) via USB using drvload command - no ip issued.
I used the same boot.wim for other models (E6430, E6230, E7240, E7440)
Any updated network drivers available for E7250 and E7450?
How have you injected the drivers, using WDS - "Add drivers" option available on boot images or using MDT workbench - out-of-box drivers?.
Which PE version would you be using? Also when you say you injected drivers from the site did you take the respective drivers for the PE you are using from this link?
When you inject drivers to the boot image, do you get any errors? Finally are you able to mount the image with DISM and see if the boot image actually contain those drivers. Alternatively you can use the "dir" command when win pe loads on the path I have mentioned, posted earlier, to check the same.