Installing a Win7 Driver Manually

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  1. adric

    adric MDL Senior Member

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    #1 adric, Dec 21, 2013
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    WU is showing me a driver update which I would like to install manually. The update is a cab file with the
    following files in it (AuthenTec driver update for TouchChip Fingerprint Coprocessor)
    Code:
    tccoinst.dll                                      20440  2/28/2013
    tcwbf   .dll                                    1014880  2/28/2013
    tcwbfadv.cat                                      12273  5/31/2013
    tcwbfadv.inf                                      11970  2/28/2013
    ufma    .exe                                      59560  2/28/2013
    upkbu   .dll                                    3742856  2/28/2013
    WdfCoInstaller01009.dll                         1721576  2/28/2013
    WinUSBCoInstaller2.dll                          1002728  2/28/2013
    WUDFUpdate_01009.dll                            2152176  2/28/2013
    
    If I try and install the inf from its context menu, I get
    "the inf file you selected does not support this method of installation"
    Same thing if I use InfdefaultInstall.exe

    If I try and update via the device manager context menu for that device, I get
    "The folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device"

    The only way the driver gets installed correctly is to let WU do it. Does anyone know
    what WU runs to install this driver?
     
  2. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    #2 steven4554, Dec 21, 2013
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    I'm guessing here, but I think WU uses DISM to install drivers on live system, so you use the cmd below to install the driver and see if that helps:-
    Code:
    dism /online /add-driver /driver:X:\
    Where X is replace with drive letter that the driver is stored on, and adjust the path to the location where you stored the driver!
     
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  3. ricktendo64

    ricktendo64 MDL Expert

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  4. adric

    adric MDL Senior Member

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    I forgot to mention that I also tried pnputil and devcon and both gave errors.
    I tried pnputil again to try and uninstall the device and it did not uninstall.
    I tried the -f parm and all that did was delete the inf file. The device was
    still shown as installed in device manager. Uninstall only works from Device Manager.

    I've used pnputil for other inf files which worked fine, but this one looks like
    it needs another program to install it. I haven't been able to find out what though.
    I've attached the inf and setupapi.dev.log. Maybe someone can make more sense
    out of it then me to get this thing installed manually.
    View attachment setupapi.dev.txt
    View attachment tcwbfadv.txt

    If there's a more suited forum for this kind of problem, please let me know.
     
  5. adric

    adric MDL Senior Member

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    #5 adric, Dec 22, 2013
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    Only valid for offline image. I want to install this on an active system.
     
  6. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Maybe talk to AuthenTec or the machine's maker?
     
  7. adric

    adric MDL Senior Member

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    They were sold to Apple for 356 million back in 2012. The point is that Windows Update knows how to install it and I'm just trying to find out how I can do this manually.
     
  8. mackrack5

    mackrack5 MDL Novice

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    I always make drivers available for later installation which shows in WU by following way
    When any drivers are installed it first downloaded in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    First step it downloaded raw files
    Then it starts to install it
    At this point i Pickup folder named install which contains drive setup which can be used later on same hardware and architecture.
    I successfully pick up Intel display drivers,some HP modem drives ,etc
    if drivers are small in size u will get very short time to copy that folder and paste to another location.
    U can try this way.
     
  9. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I get that. But why pass on a possible source for the answer you seek?
     
  10. ricktendo64

    ricktendo64 MDL Expert

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    pnputil will error if the drivers installed is newer, or the dev id does not match, or if the one you are trying to install is not signed. Also -f will only force uninstall the driver, if you want to delete the device try devcon (I think you can do it with this)

    Post your hardware id let me see what I can find (I am pretty good at locating the latest driver)
     
  11. adric

    adric MDL Senior Member

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    #11 adric, Dec 23, 2013
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    Rick,
    This is what what happened when I used pnputil. No error, but only the inf gets created. The device is still not installed properly. The hardware id is listed in the setupapi.log I attached which is only for the install of the biometric coprocessor. In the log I see a drvinst.exe mentioned, but can't find much info on it. Below is an image from device Manager
    Code:
    C:\>pnputil -i -a D:\@Drivers\$T60\W7\BioCoprocessor\tcwbfadv.inf
    Microsoft PnP Utility
    
    Processing inf :            tcwbfadv.inf
    Successfully installed the driver on a device on the system.
    Driver package added successfully.
    Published name :            oem15.inf
    
    
    Total attempted:              1
    Number successfully imported: 1
    
    Device ids
    BioCo.png
     
  12. adric

    adric MDL Senior Member

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    #12 adric, Dec 23, 2013
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    Oh Sh*t, I just noticed that the driver from Windows Update Catalog which is supposed to be for Architecture: AMD64 , IA64 , X86 has an inf file that is set up for AMD64. All this time I was trying to install the inf for %Mfg%=Models,NTAMD64 instead of %Mfg%=Models,NTx86

    Pnputil accepts both inf files without throwing an error, but will only properly install the inf with the correct architecture specified which I was not using. Arrrrgh

    Sorry for the false alarm.