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Downloaded... now how do I install it?

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Old 01-09-2008
Dave
 

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Downloaded... now how do I install it?
Skipping the gory details, I need to install a patch to fix a problem with my
wireless optical mouse and screensavers not working.


I've downloaded the correct update file, but can't figure out how to install
it. It's a driver, but not for any real hardware -- just a piece of software
that filters HID input to remove spurious stuff that's keeping Windows from
detecting idle.

What I got was a CAB file that contains an inf, sys, cat, and dll. How do I
install this? Trying to fake it through "Add/Remove Hardware" and pointing to
the inf didn't work, as it doesn't match the hardware item I picked at random
during the install process (thought this would work, as the inf should cause
the right stuff to be actually installed in the registry, right?)

Anyway, how do I install this? I don't seem to have update.exe or hotfix.exe
on my system (WinXP Pro SP2) -- guessing that's part of a resource kit or one
of the server platforms.

Help, please.
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Old 01-12-2008
CG
 

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RE: Downloaded... now how do I install it?
Try with a Right click on the .INF file, then install.
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"Dave" wrote:

> Skipping the gory details, I need to install a patch to fix a problem with my
> wireless optical mouse and screensavers not working.
>
>
> I've downloaded the correct update file, but can't figure out how to install
> it. It's a driver, but not for any real hardware -- just a piece of software
> that filters HID input to remove spurious stuff that's keeping Windows from
> detecting idle.
>
> What I got was a CAB file that contains an inf, sys, cat, and dll. How do I
> install this? Trying to fake it through "Add/Remove Hardware" and pointing to
> the inf didn't work, as it doesn't match the hardware item I picked at random
> during the install process (thought this would work, as the inf should cause
> the right stuff to be actually installed in the registry, right?)
>
> Anyway, how do I install this? I don't seem to have update.exe or hotfix.exe
> on my system (WinXP Pro SP2) -- guessing that's part of a resource kit or one
> of the server platforms.
>
> Help, please.

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