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dkreifus

setting driver locations

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I want to set Windows to search for new drivers in C:\DRVs or something like that, and not do the windows updates, etc. Just do a direct location search.

Is there a registry edit for that?

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Yup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion]

add the location to the DEVICEPATH key.

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Google for 'SetDevicePath.exe' if you want an easy-to-use CLI tool.

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If I already have Winnit.sif and sysprep both pointing at C:\Drvrs, then I don't need to set the drivers for windows?

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I think that the registry allows for unlimited characters to describe the driver path. It think if you use the sif file it will only allow 4096 characters.

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It's not quite unlimited. It's great deal more than WINNT.SIF, but not unlimited. Something like 64kb is what I'm thinking.

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