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Article Number: 000142400


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

Summary: Steps for installing Windows 7 on Skylake systems using WDS 2012.

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How to Install Windows 7 with WDS 2012

  1. Download Windows ADK 10 1511 (Figure 1): http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=526740 SLN300467_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1.
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    Figure 1
     
  2. Select Deployment Tools and Windows PE (Figure 2).
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    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
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    Figure 3
     
  5. Confirm that Windows PE x64 version 10.0.10586 is present (Figure 4).
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    Figure 4
     
  6. Add the Windows PE 10 drivers to WDS (Figure 5):
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    Figure 5
     
  7. Add the Windows 10 PE drivers to the Windows 10 PE boot image (Figure 6):
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    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):
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      Figure 7

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

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

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      Figure 12

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      Figure 13
       

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


Article Properties


Affected Product

OptiPlex 7040, Precision 5510

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

3

Article Type

Solution