How do I install a Dell driver CAB file unattended? - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

How do I install a Dell driver CAB file unattended?

£0.00 @ Dell
I have put a fresh install of Windows 8.1 on a new Dell Latitude and have downloaded the CAB file which has the latest drivers. Is there a way to install them all via a script rather than manually do… Read More
Agharta Avatar
1m, 1w agoPosted 1 month, 1 week ago
I have put a fresh install of Windows 8.1 on a new Dell Latitude and have downloaded the CAB file which has the latest drivers.
Is there a way to install them all via a script rather than manually do each one which is slow and prone to issues from past experience?
Tags:
Other Links From Dell:
Agharta Avatar
1m, 1w agoPosted 1 month, 1 week ago
Options

All Responses

(13) Jump to unreadPost an answer
Responses/page:
#1
Not post install as far as I know but the question really is .... why windows 8 and not 10? The license key on the laptop will activate 10.
#2
japes
Not post install as far as I know.
So how do you use a CAB file when doing a clean install from a bootable ISO?
#3
Agharta
japes
Not post install as far as I know.
So how do you use a CAB file when doing a clean install from a bootable ISO?


You can extract the cab file (same as extracting a zip file). You could then inject those drivers into your bootable image. Tbh if it's just the 1 laptop it would be much easier extracting the cab file and then point to that folder when updating the drivers in device manager.
#4
Agharta
japes
Not post install as far as I know.
So how do you use a CAB file when doing a clean install from a bootable ISO?


You don't, you create a bootable wim with the correct drivers. CAB files are designed for bulk deployment of systems not for one off builds.
Personally when rebuilding systems I load the network drivers so I can get online and allow Windows updates to run, that will install the bulk of device drivers. Any missing ones I then point to the extracted cab file. But again, seriously don't waste time installing 8, go straight to 10
#5
danielcrowhurst
Agharta
japes
Not post install as far as I know.
So how do you use a CAB file when doing a clean install from a bootable ISO?
You can extract the cab file (same as extracting a zip file). You could then inject those drivers into your bootable image. Tbh if it's just the 1 laptop it would be much easier extracting the cab file and then point to that folder when updating the drivers in device manager.
Thanks. As the Dell downloads can include utilities as well as drivers I wasn't sure if that would work but I guess they bundle it all in one?
#6
japes
But again, seriously don't waste time installing 8, go straight to 10
I don't have the time to waste on 10. :D
#7
Agharta
danielcrowhurst
Agharta
japes
Not post install as far as I know.
So how do you use a CAB file when doing a clean install from a bootable ISO?
You can extract the cab file (same as extracting a zip file). You could then inject those drivers into your bootable image. Tbh if it's just the 1 laptop it would be much easier extracting the cab file and then point to that folder when updating the drivers in device manager.
Thanks. As the Dell downloads can include utilities as well as drivers I wasn't sure if that would work but I guess they bundle it all in one?


Unless you have a specific need to use 1 of the utilities I would just stick to installing the drivers and not worry about them.
#8
Still prefer 7 myself. Won't the OS automatically install any drivers you need via Windows Update?
#9
vaiopup
Won't the OS automatically install any drivers you need via Windows Update?
Not always from experience.

Edited By: Agharta on May 13, 2017 21:36
#10
Agharta
vaiopup
Won't the OS automatically install any drivers you need via Windows Update?
Not always from experience.


windows 10 does....
#11
japes
Agharta
vaiopup
Won't the OS automatically install any drivers you need via Windows Update?
Not always from experience.
windows 10 does.
I will leave the beta software to the youngsters.
#12
Agharta
japes
Agharta
vaiopup
Won't the OS automatically install any drivers you need via Windows Update?
Not always from experience.
windows 10 does.
I will leave the beta software to the youngsters.


Have you used 10? 8 was the beta, 10 is the stable release
#13
japes
Agharta
japes
Agharta
vaiopup
Won't the OS automatically install any drivers you need via Windows Update?
Not always from experience.
windows 10 does.
I will leave the beta software to the youngsters.
Have you used 10? 8 was the beta, 10 is the stable release
I have used 10 and it's a rolling beta programme and I don't like it so will happily stick with 8.1.
YMMV. ;)

Post an Answer

You don't need an account to leave a response. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!