What is difference between DpInst and PnpUtil? .when should we use Dpinst and when should we use pnputil?

I am not understanding when to use Dpinst and when to use PnpUtil?

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Posted by: EdT 8 years ago
Red Belt
I believe that the main difference is that dpinst only installs drivers for hardware detected during execution, whereas pnputil will install ALL detected drivers into the driver store regardless of whether the hardware is present.
From a packaging viewpoint, my personal opinion is to use a minimalist approach and only install the drivers actually needed for that application and if dpinst does the job, there is no point going any further.
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