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PnP Util WIN XP

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Hi,

I am using pnputil.exe to install driver in windows 7 -32 bit, but can not find a version of pnputil for windows XP and idea where can I find the compatible version for Win Xp.
If I use the same pnputil.exe in windows 7 -32 bit for WINXP it says is not valid application.

Thank you for your help
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Adam LeinssSystems Administrator
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It appears that PNPUtil.exe is used to add drivers to the DriverStore which only exists for Vista and Windows 7, so I don't believe there is a PNPUtil.exe for WinXP.

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Thanks for the quick reply.
That's what i thought but is there any other utility except DEVCON i can use.

Thanks
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I found this
CMD.exe /C rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 4 [inf file]
Adam LeinssSystems Administrator
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I'm not aware of any specifically myself, but if you check the unattended XP forum on msfn.org (http://www.msfn.org/board/forum/70-unattended-windows-2000xp2003/), they might have some 3rd party utilities that will do driver installs.
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Before pnputil, there was dpinst. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff544842%28v=vs.85%29.aspx for more information.

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do not need to use extra tools (dpinst) with switches for it. My comment is simpler way to install.