Installing Windows 7 on Optiplex 7040 (and Other Skylake Systems) Using WDS 2012

Installing Windows 7 on Optiplex 7040 (and Other Skylake Systems) Using WDS 2012



How to Install Windows 7 with WDS 2012

  1. Download Windows ADK 10 1511 (Figure 1): http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=526740 External Link.

    Figure 1
  2. Select Deployment Tools and Windows PE (Figure 2).

    Figure 2
  3. Go to WDS.
  4. Add the Windows 10 winpe.wim from the Windows Kit directory (Figure 3):
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Pre-installation Environment\amd64\en-us\winpe.wim

    Figure 3
  5. Confirm that Windows PE x64 version 10.0.10586 is present (Figure 4).

    Figure 4
  6. Add the Windows PE 10 drivers to WDS (Figure 5):

    Figure 5
  7. Add the Windows 10 PE drivers to the Windows 10 PE boot image (Figure 6):

    Figure 6
  8. Add the Optiplex 7040 USB, NIC, and Storage drivers to WDS for OS deployment:
    Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
    Intel Rapid Storage Technology F6 Driver
    Intel I2xx/825xx Gigabit Ethernet Network Controller Drivers
  9. Setup the correct filtering for Skylake systems.
    • For Windows 7x64 on Precision 5510 (Figure 7 & 8):

      Figure 7


      Figure 8
    • For Windows 10x64 on Precision 5510 (Figure 9 & 10):

      Figure 9


      Figure 10
    • Example for Optiplex 7040 on Windows 7 (Figure 11 & 13):

      Figure 11


      Figure 12


      Figure 13

Boot to WDS and Select Windows PE, Windows 7 will install.






Article ID: SLN300467

Last Date Modified: 09/14/2019 07:21 AM


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