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Old 01-19-2008
Matt
 

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Windows Vista add hardware default directory
My computer used to automatically search for my drivers when I plugged in a
device. As I understand it, the default directory for drivers installed into
Vista is the system32 folder. Now my computer spends a great deal of time
searching for its drivers online only to tell me it couldn't find them. When
I manually point the add hardware wizard to the system32 folder and
subdirectories, it locates it just fine. I think something got changed that
makes windows look for drivers in some other folder instead of the system32
one. Is there a way to fix that?
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Old 01-19-2008
Colin Barnhorst
 

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Re: Windows Vista add hardware default directory
Drivers for what?

"Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F3EDB359-4ECE-429A-97C8-3492203917E4@microsoft.com...
> My computer used to automatically search for my drivers when I plugged in
> a
> device. As I understand it, the default directory for drivers installed
> into
> Vista is the system32 folder. Now my computer spends a great deal of time
> searching for its drivers online only to tell me it couldn't find them.
> When
> I manually point the add hardware wizard to the system32 folder and
> subdirectories, it locates it just fine. I think something got changed
> that
> makes windows look for drivers in some other folder instead of the
> system32
> one. Is there a way to fix that?


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Old 01-23-2008
Matt
 

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Re: Windows Vista add hardware default directory
It doesn't matter the driver. It can be a plug and play monitor and the same
thing happens.
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