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Installing a Device Driver DLL

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Installing a device driver DLL on a Windows CE–based platform is a relatively simple procedure. However, you should provide a setup application for users because proper installation of most device drivers requires changes to the registry. The setup application runs on a host computer and connects to a Windows CE–based platform through a serial cable or similar connection.

The setup application must perform the following steps:

  1. Connect to the Windows CE–based platform or detect that a connection already exists.
  2. Copy the device driver DLL into the Windows directory of the platform.
  3. Create registry keys and values for the driver, if necessary.

    For information about connecting a host computer to a platform and copying files from a host computer to a platform, see the Windows CE Platform SDK. For information about required registry keys for a device driver, see Registry Keys for Device Drivers.

     Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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