How to install a driver which does not have a installer, just object files


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Hi
I am using a USB2.0 to Ethernet driver from Plugable on my Windows XP 2002 professional. When I plugged it in, Windows XP though detected this hardware, it was not able to install driver for it. So i downloaded the driver package from asix website here

When i unzip it I see these files in it:

ax88772.cat

Ax88772.inf

ax88772.sys

WdfCoInstaller01007.dll

history.txt (revision history for the driver)

How do I install this driver on my WinXP?

Do these files just need to be copied to some specific folders i my windows installation folder: C:\Windows\

Is it ok to copy :

WdfCoInstaller01007.dll & Ax88772.inf to C:\Windows\system\ as I see some existing *.dll and *.inf files in that path?

And copy ax88772.sys to C:\Windows\system32 as I see some *.sys there?

What about the file ax88772.cat ?

Any pointers appreciated.

Thanks.


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Hi Goldenmean-

The driver installer for the 88772 for Windows XP is available here:
http://www.asix.com.tw/FrootAttach/dr…

Below are steps for manual driver installation:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927524

I hope this helps, please let me know if you’ve any other questions.

Best wishes-

Jeff Everett
MCITP Enterprise Support Technician
Plugable Technologies


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