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1. (WO2014193441) DRIVER INSTALLATION FOR TARGETED AND NOT-CONNECTED DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/193441    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/060748
Publication Date: Fri Dec 05 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 20 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: G06F 9/44
G06F 9/445
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: PHAEDRUS, Mark Henriksen
ANSARI, Faisal
COHEN, Jordan
CAVALARIS, James
LENART, Adam
SHAJI, Ullattil
POONAMALLI, Rajiv
GOEL, Sharad
Title: DRIVER INSTALLATION FOR TARGETED AND NOT-CONNECTED DEVICES
Abstract:
A computer-implemented method for managing device drivers includes requesting a device driver update set for a plurality of devices connectable to a computing device. The method also includes receiving the device driver update set, installing each driver of the device driver update set on the computing device. At least one updated driver in the update set is an updated driver for a device that is disconnected from the computing device at the time of the request. The method further includes configuring the at least one updated driver for the non-connected to activate when the device is detected by the computing device.