Sunday, July 26, 2009

How to: Update Windows driver from command line

  • Download DevCon from here
  • Create list of drivers on your machine: devcon drivernodes * > drivers.txt
  • Find driver you want to update in the list, e.g. SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
  • You may check that you've selected the proper driver running
    devcon status "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_80F31043&REV_02" Please note that you should include driver ID in "quotation marks" and use part of string up to REV_02 (revision part).
  • run devcom updateNI using following parameters:
      Use name of inf file from Inf file is ...
      Use driver ID from line in the end of that section, but only up to and including" "Revision" part, e.g. PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_80F31043&REV_02\3&267A616A&0&EA
  • Command line would be something like:
    devcon update "c:\windows\inf\oem0.inf" "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_24D5&SUBSYS_80F31043&REV_02"


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    Anonymous said...

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    Anonymous said...

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