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    Create MSI from a system difference

    Hi, I am looking to create an MSI by using WinINSTALL LE, and having it make a 'system difference' msi. However, does anyone know if this MSI would include a usb device installed during the system change?

    I.E. if I create an msi by comparing a before and after state of a machine, will this also include the usb driver installation? I was thinking of...

    Step A - using MSI creation software, take a 'before' snapshot'
    Step B - fully install software and usb driver and plug it in and get it working
    Step C - Using MSI software, now take the 'after' snapshot and voila!

    Any thoughts? Thanks!

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    Yes, in theory it would work but drivers are funny old things and sometimes work, sometimes don't. It depends if they are WHQL or not as to whether it'll work nicely.

    Worth a go though.

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    DifXApp is the MS recommended way to include drivers in an MSI package.

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    as kmount says give it a try and see what happens.

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