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William Fulks
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SCCM Imaging and Hardware Changes

We are in the process of changing PC vendors - getting away from Dell and going with Lenovo or Microsoft Surfaces, most likely. Currently, we use SCCM to image our devices since a lot of apps need to be installed, configured, etc.

With our current devices, we have an image with a few apps pre-installed, and the rest get installed via task sequence. There's also a large bank of drivers for both the WinPE environment and that install during the task sequence.

My question is this: If we switch vendors to new hardware, shouldn't we just be able to update the driver pack used in the task sequence and still use the same Win10 image as before?
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Mike T

8/22/2022 - Mon
David Johnson, CD

If you created your images using virtual machines so there are no hardware dependencies then you just add the driver packs
William Fulks

The images were created using Dell laptops, not VM's. That's why I was curious about hardware dependency if there is a full driver pack associated.
David Johnson, CD

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Mike T


Unfortunately, as David says, you will have to start again from scratch. The TS will be fine, the apps fine, but you will need new driver packs, new WinPE network (possibly) and a fresh, hardware independent WIM generated on a VM. Hyper-V is easiest. VMWare is OK but VMWare tools annoys me to distraction so I avoid it.

If you plump for the Surface, it has it's own unique build method regardless.

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