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08-31-2000, 11:36 AM
I was wondering where windows stores your driver files. I kow inf files tell windows what files to use for the device. I would like to know how to put driver files on a floppy for a device.
der King Mongo
08-31-2000, 01:42 PM
There are several places, depending on your version of windows. Try this:
click start, select Find, select Files or Folders, then in Look In choose your c:\ drive. In the Named field, enter *.inf
Then, hit enter. Have fun.
08-31-2000, 08:42 PM
For some items you can use the Device Manager. Open "System" in the Control Panel, go to Device Manager. Find the device you are interested in, and select the "Driver" tab. If available, click the "Driver File Details" button and it will show you the files... this works on Win95, probably Win98 as well.
Hope that helps.
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09-11-2000, 10:19 AM
I don't know why you want to put drivers on a floppy, but the best way I know of is to download them from the net.
WinDrivers (http://www.windrivers.com) and WinFiles (http://www.winfiles.com) are the best two I know of, and both feature links to the manufacturer's sites, where the latest drivers can be found.
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09-27-2000, 10:04 AM
OK - you hit the nail on the head with the .inf files.
If you open the .inf file with Notepad or something similar. The file will have listed the driver files called and used by that device.
You can then use search on your PC and find the DLL's.
Caution - although the inf files are tiny... some DLL's can be a bit large, so fitting them onto a floppy would be wishful thinking.
Its also important to find out which of the DLL's are standard Windows files... there is no point copying what is already there.
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