"Sysprep Generalize Drivers" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Plug and Play\Sysprep Generalize Drivers" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\Plug and Play\Sysprep Generalize Drivers" is a scheduled task on Windows 8 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Plug and Play\Sysprep Generalize Drivers" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: Sysprep Generalize Drivers
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Plug and Play
Description: Generalize driver state in order to prepare the system 
   to be bootable on any hardware configuration.
Actions: %SystemRoot%\System32\drvinst.exe 6
Triggers: 
History: 

Programe file information about "drvinst.exe":

File name: drvinst.exe
File path: C:\Windows\System32\drvinst.exe
File size: 92672 bytes
Last modified time: 9/20/2012 2:33:34 AM
File description: Driver Installation Module
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"drvinst.exe" is scheduled with no triggers.

It is recommented to keep "\Microsoft\Windows\Plug and Play\Sysprep Generalize Drivers" enabled as a scheduled task.

 

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