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Here's a question that I probably should know the answer to, but very few of my clients have ever gone through WHQL, so it has never come up.
Let's say I have a product in a standard device class, and it works OK with the standard driver, but for best results, my device needs special handling. So, I build a driver package, pass it through WHQL, and have it placed in the Windows Update driver library.
Now, if a user plugs in my device, the operating system is going to find a standard driver for it. Given that, is it even going to look in Windows Update to find my custom whiz-bang? Won't the system be satisfied with the standard driver, and not take the trouble to look online? If it did a Windows Update scan every time I plugged in a USB stick or webcam, device installation would take forever, wouldn't it?
Peter can probably guess what I'm talking about here.
Tim Roberts, [email protected]
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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