Pete Batard wrote:
>> Instructions tells that you should install the driver. How does this
>> actually happen.
>> By right clicking .inf -file nothing seems to happen.
> I think Microsoft removed the possibility of adding drivers by right
> clicking on .inf files in Vista and Windows 7. The only way to add a
> driver in these versions would be through the device manager.
Just a quick note -- it has NEVER been possible to install a PnP driver
(like a USB driver) by right-clicking on an .inf file. This is a
commonly held misconception. The "right-click" install is essentially a
software installer -- a basic substitute for a batch file install. It
runs a section called [DefaultInstall] in the INF file, which can copy
files, create registry entries, and add services, but it can't install
The remainder of your description is excellent.
> When opening the Device Manager, there typically exists 2 possibilities:
> 1. Windows doesn't have a driver for your device, and your device is
> listed in "Other devices" -> "Unknown device", in which case you would
> right click and select "Update Driver Software" the "Browse My Computer"
> and point to the directory where you have the files.
> If this is the case, you might also have received a warning when
> plugging in the device telling you that Windows was unable to locate a
Surprisingly, at least to me, Microsoft has now eliminated this warning
in Windows 7. If you plug in a device and no driver is found, the
installation fails silently. The great unwashed masses were apparently
frightened by all of those warning dialogs they didn't understand, so
they removed the dialogs. I, personally, find that lame -- I want to
KNOW when that happens. However, it's possible I am not their target
Tim Roberts, timr@...
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.