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Windows drivers without an installer

posted Dec 10, 2010, 1:05 AM by d graham   [ updated Nov 17, 2018, 6:10 AM ]

When installing drivers on a Windows system it is sometimes necessary to manually add the device drivers to the system. Ideally nice developers should package the drivers in such a way that they install correctly, but often we find ourselves at the mercy of the developer. When one only has the DLL file it is necessary to add the system reference specifically. The portable executable formats are most often seen as an executable file, but the portable executable standard allows for many different objects.

To manually load a DLL as service, use the command:

regsvr32 nameOfDLL.dll