Topic: drivers cd

I apologize if this has been asked before, but did not find anything in faq

I would like to know if it is possible to create a driverpacks cd for use AFTER the operating system is installed.  Something that could install drivers for hardware that is not functioning or doesn't have drivers installed.

Re: drivers cd

Re: drivers cd

I think I get it... what I have to do is this:

quote from OverFlow:
Quite simple to do
Just create a CD using method 1

PS its over 300 meg useing method 2 and around 500 useing method 1 with all packs selected.

PPS You can put the cab compressed drivers that are in the $OEM$ folder after method 1 on a CD by themselves for what you want, furthermore, fully extracting the drivers from the 7zip archives will result in over 1 gig of drivers.

So what I will try after finished is this:
1. After installing windows xp, I find in the device manager items without correct drivers.
2. click "Update driver" for one of those items
3. click "Install from a list or specific location"
4. checkbox "Search removable media" and click next

If instead I were to checkbox "Include this location in the search", could I choose the root folder for the drivers?  I think this option will ONLY look in the one "location" selected, with no subfolders.  Please confirm.

I believe USB 2.0 hi speed is faster than a 52x CD-Rom by about 5 to 10 times:

Is it possible to put the DriverPacks on an external USB drive, and specify a specific folder for Windows XP to "Search for the best driver in these locations", that would include all the subfolders?

If not, does a USB thumb drive qualify under "Search removable media"?