Is it possible to install drivers from a bootable OS?
Posted on 2009-07-16
I need to install some drivers in a bootable environment.
I put an imaged drive in one of our new computers at work and windows needs to be "Activated" however I don't have drivers for the NIC installed for this new computer on the image. Therefore I cannot activate winows online.
I could do the phone option but it takes a long time and you need to have the serial for your original license which is long gone on our 5 year old gateways. However, we have a ton of open licenses (so licensing is not an issue). I've called microsoft and we fixed it before but it took forever.
Plus, I think knowing how to install a driver from a bootable environment will be really useful.