Sometime it is necessary to keep installed drivers on windows even after running sysprep. You can do so by following these steps.

Step-by-Step instructions

Step 1: Open run command. Type regedit and then press enter key.

Step 2: Go to the following path:


Step 3: Locate PersistAllDeviceInstalls on right side of window.

Step 4: Right-click and then click modify.

Ste 5: Set the value to 1 and click OK.

How to Keep Installed Drivers After Running SYSPREP

Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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