Deploying Drivers

  Coffe_King 18:28 06 Nov 03


I have written some drivers for the 2k/XP platform and was wondering how to deploy them to the end user. I have 4 files:

1x .sys file
2x Include files
1x .inf

I tried putting the INF in C:\Windows\INF\ and the other three in C:\Windows\System32\ but Windows just kept asking for the location of the .sys file. Do I need to extract everything to a temp folder then copy the INF file to C:\Windows\INF\ get the user to plug the device (USB) in and then it will detect that the .sys file is in temp? Help appreciated. I have a copy of InstallShield Express if it helps.

  madPentium 19:25 06 Nov 03

I thought windows could see everything in C:\windows because this is all in its path.
Are you copying the sys file to C:\temp ? or
c:\windows\temp ?

  Coffe_King 19:27 06 Nov 03

I want to know where I copy the files to so that windows recognises them an installs the driver when the USB device is plugged in.

  Coffe_King 19:28 06 Nov 03

It recognises the INF file in C:\Windows\INF\ so that must be right, I take it that I have the .sys file in the same directory as the installer so that the INF can copy it accross?

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Surface Pro 5 News - release date, UK price, features, specs

Gear VR vs. Daydream: Which delivers the best VR experience?

iPad Pro 12.9 vs Surface Pro 5