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Prevent vista from auto installing drivers

Is there a way to prevent Vista from auto installing drivers on boot? I'm trying to remove all drivers so I can replace the motherboard without having to reinstall windows.

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Guest [Entry]

"The easiest and quickest way to do this is to go to start > run and type ""sysprep""

This should open up the folder of c:\windows\system32\sysprep

Launch sysprep.exe

Under shutdown options, change reboot to shutdown and under system cleanup action you can either choose enter system audit mode (which allows you to pre install software) or Enter system out of box experience which will bring up the welcome screen when you first install windows.

Make sure you click the generalise button as this is what uninstalls ALL system drivers and re scans for them on your first boot.

I am a OEM and this is the program I use to prepare a image for deployment on many machines with different hardware."