Hardware Considerations

Sometimes hardware differences between references systems cause problems. If you create the image properly, it can truly be hardware-agnostic. This task may be more difficult in Windows XP than Windows 7 because of HAL issues and mass storage drivers, but it is not impossible. To implement OSD successfully, you should derive a full inventory of all hardware used in the targeted environment. From this inventory, determine if any anomalies exist, if all the drivers are still available from the manufacturer, and if all the systems meet the minimum requirements for the OS you deploy.

As OSD includes the ability to inject drivers into the deployment process, you do not have to include all possible drivers from all systems in ...

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