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How to Extract Drivers from a Self-Installing Executable

Created: 31 Oct 2008
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Sometimes you have a self-installing executable (.exe file) that may contain drivers, and want to extract them instead of installing them locally to a machine (to use with Ghost Boot Wizard, for example).

The quickest way to extract drivers from a self installing executable file, is to use a 3rd-party zip program such as Winzip, Winrar or 7Zip.

Just open the zip program, and go to File > Open or File > Open Archive and select the self-installing executable. You may need to change Files of Type to include self extracting executables.

Once selected, extract those files to an easy to find location, such as a temp folder on the desktop or c:\temp

From here, you can add the drivers to the Ghost Boot Wizard, for example:

Title: 'How to make a Windows PE boot package with the Ghost Boot Wizard.'

Document ID: 2008050911464460