2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2010 3:28 AM by abax2000

    INF Utility installation in Windows 7

    abax2000

      When I install the selfextracting infinst911autol.exe, I go through the installer screens and the reboot. After that, there is the expected "C:/Program Files/Intel/InfInst" but the only contents are the two .txt files (license and readme).

       

      No *.inf files in there. Where they go (I cannot locate through search)?

      Am I doing something wrong?

        • 1. Re: INF Utility installation in Windows 7
          BigThor

          That is normal as the INF file will be  in the system32 folder.

           

          PV.

          • 2. Re: INF Utility installation in Windows 7
            abax2000

            Can you please indicate where exactly in system32?

            I got confused by what it is written in the readme Intel file:

             

            * 5.  CONTENTS OF THE EXTRACTED FILES
            ************************************************************
            INF files are copied to the hard disk after running the
            Intel(R) Chipset Device Software executable with an '-A'
            flag (i.e., "INFINST_AUTOL.EXE -A" or "SETUP.EXE -A").
            The location of the INF files depends on whether a '-P'
            flag is specified along with the '-A' flag:

            1.  If a '-P' flag is not specified, then the INF files are
                copied to the following directory: 
               
                        "C:\Program Files\Intel\INFINST"
               
            2.  If a '-P' flag is specified, then the INF files are copied
                to the location listed immediately after the '-P' flag.

                Refer to Section 4 for more information on flag usage.

            After INF file extraction, the INF files and components are
            copied to the <INF Extract Directory>. These files and
            components are categorized according to the operating system.
            The following table summarizes the locations of the
            INF files by operating system:

               NOTE:
                        "<INF Extract Directory>" is abbreviated "<IED>" in
                        the remainder of this section.

            The directories are classified according to the following:

               All\  
                        Contains INF files designed for
                        Windows* 2000, Windows* XP, Windows Server* 2003,
                        Windows Server* 2008, and Windows* Vista

               Win7\  
                        Contains INF files designed for
                        Windows* 7 and Windows Server* 2008 R2
                       
               NOTE:
                        INFAnswr.TXT makes a CUSTOM.INF template that installs
                        the INF files for Intel(R) chipsets during operating
                        system setup. OEMs can incorporate this file into the
                        Setup directory for the OEM Preload Kit.
                        (Refer to Section 8 for more details.)

             

            On the other hand, I was also troubled by the installation log entries.