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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 12:25:12 PM

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I am trying to install a codec, and when I uncompress it, it only has a .inf
(no exe). The instructions said to right click and then hit "install", but
I don't have that option when I right click. I've also tried using Add New
Programs from the Control Panel, but that doesn't work either.

Please help

Jeff C

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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 5:45:42 PM

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"JC Home" <jc@noreply.invalid> wrote in message
news:o Gu7u7ugFHA.3868@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I am trying to install a codec, and when I uncompress it, it only has a
>.inf (no exe). The instructions said to right click and then hit
>"install", but I don't have that option when I right click. I've also
>tried using Add New Programs from the Control Panel, but that doesn't work
>either.
>
> Please help
>
> Jeff C
>

Right click on the inf file. Read the menu and choose the appropriate
option.
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 5:45:43 PM

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All is says is "Open", and this opens in Notepad. Is there some way to run
it from a command prompt?

Thanks

--
Jeff Ciaccio
Dallas, GA

"Alan Smith" <alan@hidden.email> wrote in message
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>
> "JC Home" <jc@noreply.invalid> wrote in message
> news:o Gu7u7ugFHA.3868@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>I am trying to install a codec, and when I uncompress it, it only has a
>>.inf (no exe). The instructions said to right click and then hit
>>"install", but I don't have that option when I right click. I've also
>>tried using Add New Programs from the Control Panel, but that doesn't work
>>either.
>>
>> Please help
>>
>> Jeff C
>>
>
> Right click on the inf file. Read the menu and choose the appropriate
> option.
>
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 5:45:44 PM

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Ahhh.... I had to extract the files first. I was trying to right click on
the inf while viewing it while still compressed.

All's well.

Jeff C
"JC Home" <jc@noreply.invalid> wrote in message
news:uh$gtIvgFHA.3868@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> All is says is "Open", and this opens in Notepad. Is there some way to
> run it from a command prompt?
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> Jeff Ciaccio
> Dallas, GA
>
> "Alan Smith" <alan@hidden.email> wrote in message
> news:D aj85h$uc3$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>
>> "JC Home" <jc@noreply.invalid> wrote in message
>> news:o Gu7u7ugFHA.3868@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>I am trying to install a codec, and when I uncompress it, it only has a
>>>.inf (no exe). The instructions said to right click and then hit
>>>"install", but I don't have that option when I right click. I've also
>>>tried using Add New Programs from the Control Panel, but that doesn't
>>>work either.
>>>
>>> Please help
>>>
>>> Jeff C
>>>
>>
>> Right click on the inf file. Read the menu and choose the appropriate
>> option.
>>
>
>
!