Installing Driver for USB Device under Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • In the past I have installed a USB device on several PCs. Under XP, when I plugged in the device the system detected the device, asked for the driver, I navigated to its location, the system installed the driver, and remembered the driver thereafter.

    Now I am installing the same device, with a 64-bit driver that is proven to work, on Windows 7 PCs. I'd like to enable all Users of the PC to to plug in the USB device and have the driver for it work thereafter.

    - In some installations the driver is "remembered" and installed, and the device works.

    - In other installations the driver is not installed but no notice is given, and the device doesn't work.

    - Sometimes the driver is installed and the device works for a few days, but then the device stops working.

    I suspect that permissions or ownership of the driver files are involved in this matter.

    - Do I have to plug in the USB device, go to Device Manager in Control Panel, and install the driver there?

    - Will it work if the person who will be the User of the PC has Full Control of the folder containing the driver?

    --- Someone has suggested installing the driver in a Library of the User, as User has Full Control.

    --- If this works for one User, is there a way to set it up for All Users of the PC?

    - Is there a way to install the driver for all Users programmatically with some sort of installer?




    Sunday, December 25, 2011 5:50 AM


  • You may go to configure the computer policy to Allow Non-Administrators to Install Specific Devices.


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    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Friday, December 30, 2011 8:44 AM
    Monday, December 26, 2011 7:56 AM