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Attempt to install software for "Non-Plug and Play Drivers".

By john.a.wills ·
Once or twice a day there appears on my monitor a small window with the label "Hardware Installation" and the headline "The software you are installing for this hardware: Non-Plug and Play Drivers has not passed Windows Logo testing", etc., followed by a warning from Windows. I dismiss the window by clicking the "STOP Installation" button, but after a while it comes back.

Who or what is doing this? What should I do about it? Is there anything I can do to put a stop to it? My operating system is Windows XP Professional. All my peripherals seem to be working.

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Seems that something you have has a update

by OH Smeg In reply to Attempt to install softwa ...

And it's makers have not paid the Microsoft Tax to be able to use it with Windows.

Normally it's Printers, Web Cams or maybe Scanners and you have to OK it to be installed to stop it reappearing.

But first here I would find out what it is for and what it is in relation to. Try looking in Device Manager and make sure that everything has drivers installed. Do you have any idea how long this has been happening for it could have come down the last Patch Tuesday if it's genuine.

Col

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by john.a.wills In reply to Seems that something you ...

I don't have a web cam or a scanner. After some hunting around I have found the list of "Non-Plug and Play" (surely there should be more hyphens in that) devices, of which there are apparently 43. The first two both have Microsoft drivers installed. Inspecting the remaining 41 would take a lot of time. Have you any hints as to which to search with priority?
I am afraid I did not take note when the windows first appeared, but definitely less than a fortnight ago.

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by john.a.wills In reply to Seems that something you ...

I can for some reason no longer find the list of "Non-Plug and Play" devices and I am wondering whether perhaps I dreamed it. In the Device Manager there are many items listed, and nearly all of them have Microsoft, Intel or Lenovo drivers. I have not done a thorough search of the Sound Video and game controllers, each of which seems to have several drivers. Is there some way I can look at the incoming driver specification and see its target?

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John maybe Unknown Device Identifier would be of assistance here

by OH Smeg In reply to Attempt to install softwa ...

http://www.zhangduo .com/udi.html
remember to remove the space from between zhanduo and the .com for a working link.

At the very least it should tell you what has drivers installed and what doesn't. That may be a starting point to work from

Col

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