Silent Plug and Play

By design, Plug and Play (PnP) functionality initiates the installation of the appropriate device driver as soon as a PnP device is connected to a computer. Balloon pop-ups are displayed to notify the user of the hardware detection and installation. If the driver for that device is already included in the operating system, installation is automatic. If the driver is not included, a wizard appears, prompting the user for the driver.

To enable silent PnP on your run-time image, you must prevent both the Found New Hardware balloon pop-ups and the Found New Hardware Wizard being displayed.

In This Section

Preventing Found New Hardware Balloon Pop-Ups
Describes how to prevent Found New Hardware balloon pop-ups being displayed when known devices are plugged into your embedded device.
Preventing the Found New Hardware Wizard
Describes how to prevent the Found New Hardware Wizard from being displayed when known devices are plugged into your embedded device.

Related Sections

Plug and Play
Describes how to prevent Plug and Play and enable silent Plug and Play in your run-time image.
Suppressing Balloon Pop-Ups
Describes how to prevent all balloon pop-ups in a run-time image.
Preventing Plug and Play
Describes how to prevent the installation of PnP devices on a run-time image by excluding their device drivers from the image and preventing the Found New Hardware Wizard ever appearing.

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