ImageX / Windows PE 3.0 and NIC Drivers
Ok to explain the setup :
* One 2 Bay NAS which is on a 169.254.178.6 ip address
* One 3com gigabit un-managed switch
* Cat5e network cables ( which connect at gigabit as per the lights on the switch )
* WinPE 3.0 bootable memory sticks with all the relevant network card drivers injected as per here How To Mount and Inject Drivers into Windows 7 PE 3.0 | Commodore.ca | Windows
Yet when you logon as local admin onto a few models of Lenovo Desktops we have it shows as having a network card driver from 2009 version 11 for the Marvel Yukon network card ( 7514 and postfix this with A41, A47 or A87 ) basically a few variations of the M58. However this older version of the network card driver will not obtain an ip address at all which must be an issue with the driver or something else other than DHCP as when I put the latest version of network card driver onto a usb memory stick and go through device manager --> update network card driver --> point to the driver on the usb memory stick , it installs and once installed it prompts to select what type of network it is ie Public, Work or Home , click on Work and it obtains an ip address straight away.
My question is this :
Is there something else I have to do to include or merge the drivers into windows or a bat file I can run to make it install the relevant driver onto the pc
The make and model of network card for these machines that are having the above issue(s) are the Marvel Yukon 88E8057
Obviously once updated it shows that the date of the network card driver is 11/02/2012 which is clearly later than 2009.
The drivers are and have been injected into the windows pe bootable memory stick and this is clearly different from the actual windows 7 image which is stored on the NAS. So presumably the drivers that are on the pc are the ones that are or were included with the windows 7 image ?