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Found driver don't know how to install inf

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October 22, 2012 2:13:35 AM

I have did a clean install on a HP ProBook 4530s and the download page is a mess. So I had to find which drivers I need by searching the Device Instance Id. I found a driver ,Atheros AR5B95 Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n Controller, but when I go to the website, http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-download.php?chi... , I get a rar with no .exe .... How do i install it?

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October 22, 2012 2:22:52 AM

.inf drivers are installed by hitting update drivers from the device manager.

Then you can point to the inf file you have(so its folder in an easy to find location).
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October 22, 2012 2:23:25 AM

thank you trying now
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October 22, 2012 2:28:22 AM

Best answer selected by ceasy317.
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October 22, 2012 2:29:11 AM

wow your amazing never knew about this ...
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October 22, 2012 3:28:02 AM

This is also what people do when they refer to "Forcing" a driver to install.

Just make sure you never Force(with the have disk option) a driver for a critical system component.
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October 22, 2012 3:46:01 AM

Another way to install them would be to right click on the inf file and select install from the list of options given.
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October 22, 2012 3:57:56 AM

JDFan said:
Another way to install them would be to right click on the inf file and select install from the list of options given.

That reminds of of TweakUI for XP :) 
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October 22, 2012 4:11:52 AM

nukemaster said:
That reminds of of TweakUI for XP :) 


Yep same thing pretty much but it has become part of the OS without the need for TweakUI (at least I think it is part of the OS as I don't remember installing any modification on win7 and it's there - but now that you mention it I hope it is part of the default install and not something I've added !)
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