INF file or Setup Information file, is a plain text file used by Microsoft Windows for installation of drivers.

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How Windows uses .inf files to load the correct drivers

What happens when a hardware device matches two or more inf files when Windows is loading the drivers for that devices? For example, the disk drive in my PC has two drivers loaded for it, cdrom.sys ...
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Install Samsung Android Note 2 MTP INF driver for Win XP in to Win7 - Win10 is using the same exact driver?

I am troubleshooting Windows 7 64-bit MTP support for Samsung Note 2 with DN4 ROM. Those who Google Samsung android MTP support for Win 7 will discover that this is a very long standing and unsolved ...
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Change a value in the driver INF file

Driver: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter OS: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - x64 Purpose: Changing the Channel of wifi For knowing which files are being used by the above mentioned driver, ...
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How to uninstall screen (monitor / display) drivers?

I was testing out some different computer screens (displays / monitors) on a Windows 7 SP1 system, and so I installed the .INF files for each screen. I also installed the .ICM (color matching ...
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Install INF on Win8 using RUNDLL32 does nothing

I am trying to install a device driver from the command line using the following: RUNDLL32.EXE SETUPAPI.DLL,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 .\<driver>_x64.inf Unfortunately nothing ...
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How to install a dummy printer by command?

i need to install a fake/dummy printer on windows using a command or a batch file. I was able to install a dummy printer using the wizard and selecting a NUL port. The problem is that i need to add ...
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How to check inf manufacturer

I am trying to create a WiX installer that should install USB drivers as well. It installs the application but not drivers. In the log file I have: DIFXAPP: INFO: Installing INF file ...
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Unable to install - INF file not found

I just got a new graphics card, AMD Radeon HD 7790, and I'm having trouble installing the driver. I uninstalled my all of my old graphics drivers and used Driver Sweeper. I then downloaded the ...
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AUTORUN.inf not working

Could sombody please tell me why my Autorun.inf is not working when i burn it to CD rom..? I have checked the fille names and they all exist? [autorun] open="VTS\TREADSTONE LT\TREADSTONE LT.bat" ...
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Why does Windows not recognize the INF file for my device

I am trying to install drivers on my computer for a USB device. It shows up in the device manager as Unknown Device underneath Universal Serial Bus controllers. When I try to update the driver with ...
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What exactly are device drivers and INF files?

I know that a device driver is a piece of software that enables the OS to communicate with a piece of hardware, but recently I've heard about INF files and have gotten quite confused. Some sources say ...
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Can I uninstall a device driver through an INF section?

At MSDN it is stated that there are two techniques to install INF files on Windows XP or later: Programmatically through SetupCopyOEMInf function. Add an entry called CopyInf on an INF section. ...
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How to INF mod: Replacing 32bit dlls with 64bits

I've got a driver setup for 32 bit: An INF file and an x86 folder with two 32 bit dlls. I need to replace these 32 bit dll files with 64 bit ones. I just simply overwrite 32 bit files but no lock. ...
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Deleting .inf files during XP Pro SP 3 install

I've got a very old laptop that I use because it's the only thing I have left that has a standard 'Centronics' LPT port. I had to dig it out again after it's had a few years gathering dust on the ...
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Convert a 32 bit windows driver to 64 bit. Is it possible?

I'm in a real mess now. I have a 32bit driver for my Frontech 2215 e-cam . I have searched the internet was unable to find a 64bit driver even in the manufacturer's site. Hope someone could come up ...
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Installing a driver's INF file?

I've been fixing a friends computer which had all manner of things wrong with it, so I just wiped the whole thing and reinstalled Windows 7 (with the debugged service pack update). Everything was ...
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How do you find out the INF file that is being used when you plug in a device in Windows

How do you find out the INF file that is being used when you plug in a device in windows . We are plugging in a USB modem and it tries to install the MBB USB Drivers and then throws a error "INF ...
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What causes “The INF file you selected does not support this method of installation.” error?

This question is related to this one. Also, I think it's not duplicate of this question, since I'm not asking about specific device but a more general case. Where can I find information about driver ...
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Error: “The inf file you selected does not support this method of installation”

I'm asking this here because a Google search for this error string turns up poor results, so hopefully some people will post better answers here and Google will index it! While trying to install this ...
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Install .INF on Windows 7?

I have a bunch of Vista-compatible drivers from Sony for my laptop. All the ones that come with installers work just fine. However a large number of them only came with an .INF file. I could ...
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Why is my Windows user directory littered with .inf and .sys files?

I've noticed quite an accumulation of files in my base users directory on Windows Vista (C:\Users\username). I really hate having files littered across my hard drive unnecessarily. Some of them seem ...