Typically, OEMs install the Windows reference image on computers that all use the same hardware. Because the hardware is the same on each computer, you can specify that Plug and Play information remains on the computer during the generalize pass. This eliminates the need to reinstall the information during the specialize pass. As a result, staged builds will typically take less time.
Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep | PersistAllDeviceInstalls
For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep.
The following XML output specifies that device drivers will not be uninstalled during the generalize pass.