Can you pre-install software drivers for Windows XP so that they install automatically when the device is detected?
Posted on 2007-07-25
I am trying to deploy a usb serial port on each of about 140 Windows XP Professional computers. When installed on a single computer, the Found New Hardware Wizard pops up and prompts for drivers (they are not included with Windows). If I specify a location, they install normally and everything works fine after that. The problem is that I don't want to deal with the Found New Hardware Wizard on each of 140 machines.
I have remote network access to each PC. Is there a way to copy the drivers to each PC in such a way that when the usb device is inserted to each for the first time, windows will automatically load the drivers and install the device without prompting the user for input?