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Adding Drivers During Bare Metal Recovery Using 1-Touch for Windows (Cross Hardware Restore)

If the target computer does not have any drivers, which are required by the client, you must provide the location those drivers during 1-Touch recovery. You can also add the drivers using USB disks.

For VMware and Hyper-V client computers, the drivers are already present in the ISO file.

Follow the steps given below to provide the required drivers during an interactive restore or a non-interactive restore:

  1. Copy all the required Mass Storage Drivers and NIC Drivers to a network location. For example: If the target system requires Adaptec Ultra160 mass storage driver, then copy the driver.inf for Adaptec Ultra160 to a network location.
  2. On Windows Server 2003 computers, make a note of the license key for the operating system installed on the client.
  3. During the full system restore, specify the UNC path where you have copied the drivers.

  4. Enter the password required to access the network location.

  5. Select file(s) required to install the drivers.

    Click Open.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Click OK.

    The full system restore starts.

    It is recommended that you install the latest hardware drivers after the restore completes.

    If you are restoring a Windows 2003 client, the Windows Mini-Setup runs automatically after the full system restore. At the end of the Windows Mini-Setup, enter the valid license key for the restored Windows Operating System.

    Windows PE automatically stops running and restarts after 72 hours of continuous use. 1-Touch recovery operations performed during this period will go to a pending state. Start the 1-Touch recovery operation after the computer restarts.

Last modified: 8/13/2018 6:24:36 PM