Saturday, September 27, 2014

Some knowledge deserves to be spread

Upgraded my motherboard recently. With Windows, it's always a gamble. In recent versions, it often just works - Windows boots, some hardware doesn't work but once you install all the OEM drivers, it does.

In my case, not so much. After the hardware swap, Windows booted straight into the blue screen of death. Here's what helped: I booted into recovery mode, downloaded all OEM drivers on a different machine, copied them to a thumb drive, and ran the following command on the recovery console's command line:

dism /image:c:\ /add-driver /Driver:X:\ /recurse

Where C: is the Windows drive, and X: was the thumb drive. And voilĂ , Windows booted up on the next attempt.

Helpful idea found here. Spreading the knowledge because it deserves to be spread.