winsetup.txt Driver File Contents (

**  VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter
**  Windows Setup Program for Windows 95/95OSR2/98SE/ME/NT4/2000/XP
**  v2.09   Spe. 2002


  This document shows you how to use the Windows setup programs. These programs
run under Windows 95/95OSR2/98SE/ME/NT4/2000/XP respectively. You may use
these programs to install/update/remove network adapter driver.

Structure of the directory:

    WINSETUP.TXT                   This file.
    winsetup.exe                   The integrated setup program for Windows 
    winsetup/W9XSETUP.EXE          The setup program for Windows 95/98/ME.
    winsetup/W2KSETUP.EXE          The setup program for Windows 2000/XP.
    winsetup/NTSETUP.EXE           The setup program for Windows NT.
    winsetup/NTSETUP.INF           The information file for Windows NT setup.
    winsetup/ntsim.sys             PCI bus Dectection for Windows NT.


    The Windows setup program will search the information file automatically in 
Windows 95/95OSR2/98SE/ME/2000/XP, "OEMSETUP.INF" in Windows NT4), and then 
automatically install/update driver according to the information file. The 
information file search paths are current directory, upper directory and root 
directory by order.

Command line usage


winsetup.exe [option]

        -?                      This help.
        -i                      Install/update driver (could be omitted).
        -r                      Remove driver.
        -f [INF file]           Specify INF filename.
                                (If no INF file is specified, the setup program 
                                automatically search the correct inf file) 
        -d [Source Dir]         Specify directory containing all driver files.
                                (If no source directory is specified, the setup 
                                program will automatically search the driver 
                                from current directory, 
                                upper directory and upper 2 layers directory)
        -b                      Reboot without prompt user.
        -w [Windows source CD]  Specify path of Windows source CD path. 
                                (For Windows 98SE later, and NT40 platform only)
                                (Notice! In NT40, please place "-w" as the last 
        -v                      Show version of this program.
        -s                      Prevent to show processing dialog (For W9XSetup 
        -k                      Do not to delete inf file and driver biinary     
                                automatically (this parameter depends on "-r",     
                                and can't be used alone).



      If you placed all driver files on C:\FETWIN\ and Windows 9X sources CD on 
      C:\WIN9X\ directory, you may use following instructions to install network 
      adapter driver on Windows 9X platfoms and reboot without any prompts.

      A:\>winsetup -d C:\FETWIN\ -w C:\WIN9X\ -b


      The following instruction try to remove all adapters under all Windows 

      A:\>winsetup -r


    1.Please close all running applactions during the driver installation 
      processing, especially the network applet in control panel and properties 
      of network.

    2.The program will not process long filename and directory, please convert
      Windows long filenames to MSDOS filename.
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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