Solved Changing default search locations for drivers in win xp Tags: Configuration Default Hardware Drivers Windows XP Last response: December 17, 2011 3:41 AM in Windows XP Share ijaz1976 December 16, 2011 4:17:59 PM Hello! I want to know how to change default search locations for hardware drivers in win xp pro. in other words i want windows to search for hardware drivers on my usb flash drive instead of CD Rom or system32 folder. how can i do this. any help will be appreciated. thanks in advance More about : changing default search locations drivers win Best solution hang-the-9 a b \ Driver December 16, 2011 8:25:09 PM Just click off search removable devices when it looks for the drivers. 99% of the time you have to point it to the right file manually anyway. I would not mess with the default driver search. If you really want to change the default, the registry keys for this is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DevicePath http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731664%28W... ijaz1976 December 17, 2011 3:41:38 AM Best answer selected by ijaz1976. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHow to change default search path in Windows XP ForumApp Install Locations ForumChanging default Explorer " Search " options ForumChanging Default Offline Folder Location ForumMake Win 7 look/act like 2k/ XP ? ForumChange default Internet Search ForumChanging Default Office Save location ForumUnable to uninstall xp default drivers 29.58 ForumEnable modem souinds PC speaker WIN XP ForumEnabling file sharing from a Windows 7 to Windows XP /Vista Machines ForumNo default drivers on install ForumHow to have Win 7 search Zip files for filenames ForumOffice files change locations on their own ForumWin XP boots OK but the blue screen takes a long time about "2 min" be ForumHow to Recover Dual Boot of XP and Windows 7 ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumGateway 700s network drivers Forum[Solved] Communications Port Registry/Drivers ForumRad drivers for windows7 to windows xp ForumMs 6541 motherboard drivers free download More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !