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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you use the right mouse button to click an .inf file, the Install command may not be available on the context menu that appears.
The Install command may not be available if the default association for .inf files is changed from the default value. This is often done by using the right mouse button to click an .inf file while holding down the SHIFT key, selecting a different program to open the .inf file, and then selecting the "Always use this program to open this type of file" check box.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To enable the Install command for .inf files, use any one of the following methods:
If "Setup Information" does not appear in the Registered File Types box a new one must be made. To make a new "Setup Information" File type:
Article ID: 145810 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
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