***** charles wrote:
> Hi out there,
> I was wondering about the install process for hardware under Vista. If
> I install a pci card into the motherboard and turn on the machine so
> Vista 64 boots up, at some time in the boot process it recognizes
> something new and asks for a driver. At this point I should be able to
> browse/point to an installation file that helps in installing a driver
> for the device. I would think this to be the "normal" way to install.
That's the way it used to be on earlier Microasoft "plug-n-pray"
operating systems, although it had started to change with the
profileration of USB devices. In the end, it depends entirely upon how
the device's manufacturer designed the driver installation package.
> However, now one must install software first, turn off the computer,
> plug in/attach the hardware then turn on the computer to complete the
> install. Why does one have to use the second sequence of events when
> the first sequence is much more obvious?
Because that is the way the device's manufacturer designed the
installer for his product's drivers.
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