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I looked for an answer to this but found nothing.

I am attempting to install this NVMe Script, on an image I have been using for some time, Win7 x64 and wanting to update this image for new devices that are now coming with M.2 drives etc.

Question: How do I know when this "SCRIPT" is finished installing completely??  Is there supposed to be a popup message or something??

I waiting for about 15 min as my mouse flashed the hourglass, taskmagr showing wscript running.....makcab running...cpu at or near 100% for 10 min...

At this point I gave up and rebooted, tried recapturing image...getting same message about not having NVMe files loaded.

Also, I just dbl clicked on "install" vbs file, or shud thus be run from CMD...or Elevated CMD??




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Ok..Thats fine...but is there something to let me know when its done the install...how do I know??

So I guess the answer is...NO?? There is NOTHING to tell me when this install is completed??

I am now 24 min in...wscript still running...along with makecab cpu steady at 81-88%..

And...I will ask the same question to be sure: Dbl click "install" to run or run from CMD or elevated CMD?


Shall I continue to wait??


EDIT: 30 min in...still running....yippie...

EDIT: now 35 min in.....and this script is STILL RUNNING???  

Ho Hum....

EDIT:......now 43 min.....and still running...like the Energizer Bunny but in a BAD way. So Obviously this script is pooched or something is amiss.

I will create a Support Ticket as there seems to be nothing coming back to me in this forum post.

Maybe Support will understand what I am asking about



EDIT: now a HOUR and a HALF....and still running.


No Support yet from Support. I am in LIMBO.



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Aha.....I am pretty sure thats what I had asked in the first place. Did I not??...YES I did.

That could have saved me an 1-1/2hr of twiddling my thumbs and sending in a Support Request.


Thanks for finally clearing that up.......Better late than  never I suppose.

******* 20 min later********

EDIT:. SAD SAD SAD,  No Difference after running from elevated cmd prompt.

20 min later and its still spinning its wheels. CPU grinding away sucking 85%...no end in sight.

No pop ups saying complete of NOT complete......NOTHING.???


Support has not checked in yet...still waiting on my Ticket.

I am going to assume this DOES NOT WORK as its supposed to.

I have now wasted over 2 hours trying to instal what I though was a simple file.

OMG....starting to loose faith in SmartDeploy.


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Got this figured out via Support:

If the script refuses to run (in my case) you can install these required file manually. As per below:


If the script fails to install the hotfixes (generally due to inadequate user permissions, or software interfering with the installation process), it is necessary to re-run each step of the process manually: 

1.       Reboot the computer. 

2.       Download the hotfix package from here:


3.       Extract the .zip to the root of C:\, to create a folder called C:\NVMe.

4.       Then assuming this is a 64-bit OS, browse to "C:\NVMe\NVMe\x64\ ", and double-click on Windows6.1-KB2990941-v3-x64.msu.  It may say that it is already installed; this is fine.  

5.       Open an administrative command prompt, run each of these commands, and ensure that each one returns success:


Dism /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\NVMe\NVMe\x64\Windows6.1-KB3087873-v2-x64\update-bf.mum

Regedit.exe /S C:\NVMe\NVMe\x64\StorNVMeService.reg

Regedit.exe /S C:\NVMe\NVMe\x64\StorNVMeCDDB.reg

Copy C:\NVMe\NVMe\x64\StorNVMeDriver\stornvme.sys C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\stornvme.sys


If each of these steps returns success, then reboot the VM one more time.  After it reboots, then you can shut it down and capture it.



I hope this helps others.



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