Device Installation Rules for Windows Vista
Updated: May 18, 2006
File name: InstallRules.doc
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This paper provides preview information about device installation for Microsoft Windows Vista. Manufacturers can use the information in this paper to anticipate changes and to design driver installation programs for the release of Windows Vista.
The rules that driver packages must follow to be installed successfully in Windows Vista represent best practices for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, and earlier versions of Microsoft Windows. Existing driver packages that implement these best practices should require few if any changes to work for Windows Vista. The guidelines in this paper for Windows Vista may become rules in later Windows operating systems.
This information applies for the following operating systems:
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