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Windows 7: How to install a custom driver?


18 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Beta
 
 
How to install a custom driver?

Hello.

I'm need to install custom non-pnp driver into system using inf file, but i can't find "Add/Remove hardware" or analogue. There is it in Seven? If it's not exist - how can i do this?

This driver is a part of signal processing for one of the programsm which is vital for me.

Thanks in advance.

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18 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

"Add/Remove hardware" isn't that the same as Device Manager?
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18 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
"Add/Remove hardware" isn't that the same as Device Manager?
No. It was a wizard for manual hardware installation (even if hardware is not visible in Device Manager or installed) in previous version.
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18 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 build 7000
 
 

Try Start - Control Panel - (Show All Control Panel Items) - Devices and Printers - "Add a Device" (left top corner) - find your hardware u want to install - locate the *inf you want to update Next - Next - Next...

hope it helps...
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19 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

It doesn't help, sorry.
My device is non-pnp, as i say, so it not listed in Add Device list.

Thanks for help, anyway.

PS: I try to copy driver from other machine using DriverMax - doesn't work for this type too.
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07 Feb 2009   #6

Windows 7 Beta
 
 
Problem SOLVED.

Problem is SOLVED.

Use <Win key> + R - then type "hdwwiz" without quotes - it brings add hardware wizard.
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07 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Glad you have it sorted, you can also just type that in the search bar in the start menu, I uploaded the desktop shortcut if anyone wants it.

hdwwiz - Shortcut.zip


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03 Jan 2011   #8

Win 7 pro 32bit
 
 

start Device Manager, choose Add legacy hardware under the Action menu.
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