Method And System For Automatically Finding And Updating Hardware Components

Rather than needing the Operating System to search for and locate an appropriate driver for a piece of hardware, the hardware contains a file that identifies the location of the correct driver on an internet server so that the driver can be accessed directly.

Publication Date
11 March 2009

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