some devices (e.g usb printers), require that the driver is installed again if/when i plug their usb cable to a different port.
i'm on windows xp sp3.
this has problematic implications, e.g.
- a usb drive might change its drive-letter
- a printer driver might create a new entry in the printers list
- user intervension might be required where users aren't/shouldn't/can't interact with system settings.
is there a way to prevent a "by-port" device identification?
(my specific printer has just now a firmware update for that, but the question is relevant to other devices as well)