Weird Update from Microsoft - how to install?
Posted 19 April 2002 - 02:27 PM
There's a new USB update from Microsoft at:
Yes the update is a executable with only 3 cab files in it.
How can you install this update? It just extracts to a directory?
If you rightclick on the .inf's and select install - to does nothing (extracted from the "update.cab" in the update)
There's a file called usbuhci.sys._p1 that I wish to install manually (since I don't know what M$oft's idea was here)
Usually you can expand compressed files with the filename.ex_ format with:
expand -r filename.ex_ --> filename.ext (uncompressed)
but this is in a weird format usbuhci.sys._p1 - how can I expand the file to usbuhci.sys and install the update manually??
Hope someone can help - XP's USB implementation sux bigtime more so than in 2k.
Posted 20 April 2002 - 05:13 AM
Expand from M$ost accepts only:
Microsoft ® File Expansion Utility Version 5.1.2600.0
Copyright © Microsoft Corp 1990-1999. All rights reserved.
Expands one or more compressed files.
EXPAND [-r] Source Destination
EXPAND -r Source [Destination]
EXPAND -D Source.cab [-F:Files]
EXPAND Source.cab -F:Files Destination
-r Rename expanded files.
-D Display list of files in source.
Source Source file specification. Wildcards may be used.
-F:Files Name of files to expand from a .CAB.
Destination Destination file | path specification.
Destination may be a directory.
If Source is multiple files and -r is not specified,
Destination must be a directory.
I don't know what you mean?
Posted 20 April 2002 - 05:39 AM
-u Unattended mode
-f Force other programs to close when the computer shuts down
-n Do not back up files for uninstall
-o Overwrite OEM files without prompting
-z Do not restart when installation is complete
-q Quiet mode (no user interaction)
-l List installed hotfixes
Of course we all know how consistent MS is. Try contacting MS tech support about it, they can be very helpful with stuff like this.
Posted 20 April 2002 - 07:18 AM
Posted 20 April 2002 - 02:52 PM
This is a Dynamic Update File that's used (in theory) when you install XP (mass deployment of XP by admins). The .exe is not in the other M$oft patch formats but extracts only (aarrg) you need to run winnt32 (i386 dir) off the Install CD with winnt32.exe /duprepare:"c:\extracted location" to prepare the patch files (it did nothing my my PC). Then you need to install the Updates with Win. With: winnt32 /dushare:"c:\location of prepared files".
It's supposed to updated the original CD Setup files (which it copies to the HD) and then install WinXP. There's a new Install Screen called Dynamic Update when Windows Installs. Didn't install the file on my System regardless.
I haven't tried the hardware approarch to just update the driver: Its def. a USB driver for the iso-synchonous transfer bugs in WinXP - I would, however, expect something allong the lines of "usb.inf" to install. Thanks will try that asap.
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