Looking to somehow obtain the .inf and related driver files from Dell packaged driver setup.exe’s to use in a sysprep driver list. There seems to be .cab files but I can’t seem to extract them with winrar. I’ve used Wise Package Studio to monitor a driver install and get the files that way but I’m looking for a simpler and more foolproof solution than smart capturing every driver we will ever need.

On a side note I’m investigating the possibilities of paying somebody else to worry about this issue with this Universal Imaging Utility software:

http://www.binaryresearch.net/UIU/About.htm

It has a huge driver database that would take care of the above issues. I downloaded a demo and it worked well. Any information on this issue or software would be appreciated.

Thanks

-ryan
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Try to unarchive the EXE with Winzip. Sometimes this works if the EXE is just a ZIP wrapper.
Answered 06/29/2005 by: kkaminsk
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Yep, I tryed that too. I'm sure the "meat" of what I need is in those cabs, just cant seem to get them open. Looks like the Intel chipset drivers have a -A switch that will extract the files from the setup to C:\Program Files\Intel\InfInst. Lets hope the dell packages have something like that.
Answered 06/29/2005 by: Bigspeck
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Ok, apparently install shield cabs are not like MS cabs. I used a program called i6comp to extract the cab files, all is good.
Answered 06/29/2005 by: Bigspeck
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Also a nice alternative is the application ZipScan.
http://www.foobarsoftware.com/
Answered 07/29/2009 by: Cybermage
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