I’m the lead for updating our corporate standard computer image here. We are using XP and looking to move into 7. However the years that I’ve been updating the image and making it work work on our platforms have caused the image to get some really odd driver errors. I was stressing over why I was getting all of these Driver Prompts for various files. I knew the files were there and for some reason windows just couldn’t see them. It turns out that there are a huge number of OEM#.INF files in the WindowsInf directory. So there could be WindowsINFOEM0023.INF or WindowsINFOEM342.INF. You can delete these files with no problem and when you sysprep and run the mini setup everything runs very smoothly on minisetup.
As always I’m happy to help with your computer imaging/deployment questions.