copy inf files


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Jason

I have used the windows\inf directory to install drivers that windows have
found. I have then copied the other files that the installer has asked for.
How do I find out what inf file is used for each driver so I can copy that
on to the CD with the other files?

Thanks,
J.
 
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Galen

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message.

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I have used the windows\inf directory to install drivers that windows have
found. I have then copied the other files that the installer has asked
for.
How do I find out what inf file is used for each driver so I can copy that
on to the CD with the other files?

Thanks,
J.

My honest recommendation is to do a search for something like Driver Genie
which I think is a paid tool or driver backup and restore. If you try to do
it manually you will probably have more issues than you can ever imagine
wanting to deal with. Keep in mind that, with XP, many drivers are nice and
easy to get. The only important ones are the network drivers and HDD
controllers and you should already have a copy of the latter. The NIC
drivers enable you to get online and download any you may have missed - it
is, typically, during that process that I save them. Trying to do it via
locating the various .inf files is sure to cause you more grief than good.
There is likely a freeware app out there, see snapfiles.com if you'd like,
that will do that all for you.

--
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"In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason
backwards. That is a very useful accomplishment, and a
very easy one, but people do not practise it much. In the every-day affairs
of life it is more useful to reason forwards, and so
the other comes to be neglected. There are fifty who can reason
synthetically for one who can reason analytically." - Sherlock
Holmes
 
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Don Phillipson

I have used the windows\inf directory to install drivers that windows have
found. I have then copied the other files that the installer has asked for.
How do I find out what inf file is used for each driver so I can copy that
on to the CD with the other files?

Use of an INF file to load driver files leaves no
trace. If you want to copy too CD only selected
INF files, all you can do is look at each beforehand.
(This is why most people just remove those
obviously unneeded, with brand names their system
does not use, and copy all the rest.)
 
J

Jason

There are too msny to just look at each 1.
Don Phillipson said:
Use of an INF file to load driver files leaves no
trace. If you want to copy too CD only selected
INF files, all you can do is look at each beforehand.
(This is why most people just remove those
obviously unneeded, with brand names their system
does not use, and copy all the rest.)
 
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Bill Ridgeway

Jason said:
I have used the windows\inf directory to install drivers that windows have
found. I have then copied the other files that the installer has asked for.
How do I find out what inf file is used for each driver so I can copy that
on to the CD with the other files?

Thanks,
J.

The following - run in command mode -will copy all .INF files to a folder
X:\INF (where X is the
target drive)

XCOPY C:\*.INF /s /y X:\"INF"\

That will save you having to identify individual files (until the time you
may need one). The overhead or copying everything isn't worth worrying
about.

Regards.

Bill Ridgeway
Computer Solutions
 
J

Jason

I know how to copy files. So what you are saying is install all the software
and drivers then copy the INF files into the directory that I coppied all
the other driver files into.
 
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Bill Ridgeway

You asked <<How do I find out what inf file is used for each driver so I can
copy that on to the CD with the other files?>>. I answered by suggesting
why not copy all .INF files to, say, a CD. That way you wont have to
individually identify and decide whether or not they are wanted. The
overhead of a few unwanted files is justified - if only in not making a
decision not to include a file which may well be wanted..

Bill Ridgeway
Computer Solutions
 
J

Jason

Driver Guide does the whole job. NowI need to figure out how to slipstream
XP Pro SP2 then slip stream the drivers so the drivers will install with
fresh intalls.
 
J

Jason

Tried:
1. Slip streaming - IDE drives on PCI card still not found
2. F6 doesn't work either - TXTsetup.oem file missing
 
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J

Jason

Tried:
1. Slip streaming - IDE drives on PCI card still not found
2. F6 doesn't work either - TXTsetup.oem file missing
 

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