WES7 Windows update drivers for USB devices ?

Discussion in 'Windows Embedded' started by courtneydidit, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. courtneydidit

    courtneydidit MDL Novice

    Aug 20, 2009
    Wow I just discovered that driver updates are disabled in WES7 SP1, even when plugging in a camera, printer or other device that you could never install drivers for initially the your image.

    That is pretty dumb, even though I understand the justification that it prevent destabilizing the image (yet it is has been made available for WES8).

    Is there any workaround to that for WES7 ? It's frustrating to plug ina uSB device and not get the drivers and that it fails to install drivers for common hardware such as cameras or printers...
  2. onetwo3

    onetwo3 MDL Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    that dont sound right.. can anyone confirm one way or the other?
  3. sb1370

    sb1370 MDL Novice

    Aug 23, 2013
    Have you tried this:You can check Windows Update at any time to see if it found new drivers and icons for your hardware, especially if you recently installed a new device. If you want to have Windows Update automatically check for the latest drivers and icons, here's how:
    Open Devices and Printers.
    Right-click the name of your computer, and then click Device installation settings.
    Click Yes, do this automatically (recommended), and then click Save changes. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    If Yes is already selected, click Cancel to close the dialog box.
    If you let Windows automatically download drivers and information about your devices, your hardware is more likely to work properly.