When you use Riprep.exe to create an image of a Windows 2000 Professional installation and the OemPnpdriversPath
key is specified in the Sysprep.inf file, the entries placed in this registry key
are duplicated when placed in the registry. For example, an OemPnpDriversPath
key that has the value
OemPnpDriversPath = drivers\nic;drivers\video
results in the following values being entered into the OemPnpdriversPath
This behavior occurs because Riprep.exe incorrectly enters the values supplied by the OemPnpDriversPath
key into the registry.
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Having these duplicate values in the registry can make the setup process take a few moments longer depending on the number of paths that were specified using the OemPnpDriversPath
key. The duplicate values do not seem to adversely affect Setup in any other way. However, because the paths specified are used throughout the life of the computer when new hardware is installed, you may want to change these values.
To change the duplicate values, follow these steps:
- Start Regedt32.exe, and then load the software hive from the following RiPrep Image directory (type TEST for the key name):
- Edit the TEST\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Devicepath key to remove the extra device paths after the default SystemRoot\inf entry.
Note: All entries must begin with SystemDrive and must be separated by a semicolon (;). For example:
- Save the registry hive by unloading it from Regedt32.exe.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.