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Driver Pre-Installation
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Traditionally, the Found New Hardware Wizard has been the regular method for installing new hardware on a Windows machine. Microsoft has recognised that this requires some input from the end-user who may know very little about driver installation. Additionally, many manufacturers would prefer to install the device drivers before the end-user connects the hardware to the PC.

Microsoft has addressed this problem by producing a set of driver installation tools called Driver Install Frameworks (DIFx). The simplest tool provided for driver installation is called the Driver Package Installer (DPInst). FTDI's driver packages from VCP 1.00.2176 onwards are compatible with DPInst.