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system32/driver folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tony007, Jun 15, 2007.

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  1. tony007

    tony007 Banned Thread Starter

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    What is the purpose of system 32 driver folder and can I add non microsoft drivers to it?
     
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    Drivers have to be installed using whatever method is required for that particular driver. Copying files to that folder won't install any hardware.
     
  3. tony007

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    Well what is the purpose of this folder?
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    It holds system files.
     
  5. tony007

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    Does it have any drivers in it that windows accesses on boot up and if not where are these drivers kept. Thanks.
     
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    I have no idea. Why does it matter? Is this a theoretical or development question?
     
  7. Lance1

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    System32 is as the name implies. It is a system folder that contains files that Windows needs to run. When you install an application, files are loaded into the system32 folder as well as ells were. So in essence when you start an application, it accesses this folder for files needed to run the program.
     
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