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Discussion in 'A+' started by Boycie, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    * Plug and play and non plug and play devices
    * Manually install a device driver
    * Install different device drivers
    * Install and configure device drivers

    I have only had the experience of installing plug and play devices where it prompts you for either nothing or the path of a supplied driver!
    Am I correct in saying the only two ways for dealing with drivers are via Device manager and Add new hardware wizard?

    Does anyone know of a good link for step by step installation of a legacy device?
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    you can usually right click the INF file and select 'install' too
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Thanks Phoenix! So by going to the driver file (or inf) you can install that way.

    From your experience if Windows doesn't find a new piece of hardware on re-boot will it find it by using the add new hardware wizard? :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Fergal1982

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    that depends on if it is pnp or legacy (and even then, newer legacy devices will sometimes still be picked up on the detection!). legacy as a general rule you will have to manually input the details! with pnp, provided it is installed correctly and is functional should get detected on either to be honest.

    edit: oh, by the way - the meyers book has a pretty good walkthrough on the matter
     
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  5. patientx

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    Installing non Plug-n-Play devices

    If you are installing a device which is very old and not Plug-n-Play, use Windows XP' Add Hardware Wizard.
    Click on Start, Control Panel, and Printers and Other Hardware.
    In the Task pane on the left, click Add Hardware and follow the directions.
    We do not advice installing non Plug-n-Play devices for the fact that it should be very old and obsolete. The legacy design on the device will be too old to take advantage of Windows XP capability.

    http://www.anubisline.com/german/TSWxpC.htm


    cheers



    Stevie
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Thanks for all your help guys.
    I plan to take the OS exam in the next few weeks so you will probably see more and more threads as I go through the objectives.

    Thanks again :onthePC
     
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