DriverPaths specifies one or more paths that contain out-of-box drivers. These out-of-box drivers are copied to the Windows® image during the windowsPE configuration pass. DriverPaths is a container for one or more PathAndCredentials list items.

By using this setting, you can add boot-critical and non boot–critical drivers to your Windows image before it is installed.

Child Elements


Specifies a local or Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path to the out-of-box drivers and, optionally, the Credentials used to access them.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE.

XML Example

The following XML output specifies the UNC paths to additional locations for device drivers and the credentials used to access those paths.

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<!-- First PathAndCredentials list item -->
   <PathAndCredentials wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">
<!-- Second PathAndCredentials list item -->
   <PathAndCredentials wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="2">

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