Up to now, there are different ways to install a device driver:
- by a dedicated setup file by the manufacturer.
- by using Device Manager to update it of a previously installed device.
- by File Explorer right-click menu.
- by script or command line
This last option can be useful if you need to include in a script the driver installation, or in a troubleshooting phase you need to install it from an administrative Command Prompt.
According to MS PnpUtil documentation, we can use the following:
pnputil /add-driver <device.inf> /install
or its legacy form (deprecated but more compact):
puputil /a <device.inf> /i