I have a Windows XP machine with a non-admin account, and I would like to connect a scanner to it. Definitely, Windows XP has no built-in, generic driver for it. Due to non-admin account it's not possible to install the driver.
Now, I thought it could be possible to
- Extract the necessary driver files (INF and SYS files etc.) from manufacturer's install software.
- Start a GNU/Linux live system.
- Mount the Windows XP partition.
- Copy the driver files to the corresponding Windows directories (C:\Windows\System32\drivers etc.).
Would that be possible in principle or do I miss an important fact?
PS: When writing this question, I came to the conclusion that this approach is not very practicable. However, I would like to know if this would be possible in principle.