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    What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    Hi friends I have recently purchased HP all in one desktop and installed windows 7 enterprise in it and I have seen file with .INF extension can anyone tell me what does .DLL stands for and how does it useful for windows?



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    Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    .inf files are the one that Device Manager accepts for driver setup information. Click any .inf file that is present in the file list and then Click on the "Open" button.

    The Update Driver Software Wizard will read the information from all the .inf files in this folder.


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    Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    hi!!!!
    files with .inf extensions are essential files required for the installation of softwares and drivers on your windows.
    .INF literally stands for information or the set up information files which are in plain text format.So in every setup folder for various softwares or drivers for eg graphic card,printer you will come across .inf files with which you should not tamper.

    .DLL stands for direct link library and is collection of files which helps in the execution of programs. It basically ensures efficient memory usage ,economical disk space usage and smooth running of the program.So all the .dll files of a program are essential and you should not delete it.
    for more information you may read the following link.
    http://www.easydesksoftware.com/dll.htm

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    Smile Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    Hello Dude!!!


    #DEFINITION

    • .INF Stands For Information/Set Up Information File,
    • It is a Plain Text File used by Microsoft Windows for Installation of Software and Divers,
    • Most Commonly used to Install Device Drivers for Hardware Components,
    • It is Part of Windows Setup API.


    #ADVANTAGES ON WINDOWS


    • Manually Install Device Drivers Using .INF File,
    • You can Delete Individual Registry values(REG File can only Delete Entire Keys),
    • Less Likely to Trigger Anti-Malware Alarm,
    • Have bitwise Support,
    • Have Built in Installation procedures,
    • Also have Procedure for Uninstallation Files,
    • Can be Packaged into EXE File,
    • Once the Format is understood Files are Easy To Write.


    _To Know More on Manual Installation Follow The Link Below_


    http://www.troublefixers.com/manuall...ing-inf-files/


    Thank You@@@



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    Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    an INF ix an setup information file that is used for installing device drivers.

    an DLL stands for Dynamic Linked Library

    an DLL is a shared Library that may contain code,resources or data which are shared in a specific manner


    eg:lets take MS office.its a big application.lets assume you are using MS word in it.so all you need is the data or functions of MS word you don't need a spreadsheet at this moment.so if there is no DLL then the whole MS office is loaded into memory wasting CPU and Memory.in case of DLL the particular DLL associated with word is loaded and used thus reducing memory consumption and increasing performance

    Dll is a broad concept but this is the core.

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    Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    Hey,
    It is of worth concern that .inf files are related to the drivers installed in your laptop.
    If you are not able to find the .inf files then plz go to the website of your service provider and
    search for the drivers.

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    Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    Dear,

    .INF means the Information, here the .INF is the extension of the any file which is related to the Device manager, which help you to manage the device and the drivers of the operating. It is very useful for the computer to rum the machine and the to mange the devices of the computer and the other essential functions of computer.

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    Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    inf files are the one that Device Manager accepts for driver setup information. Click any .inf file that is present in the file list and then Click on the "Open" button.

    The Update Driver Software Wizard will read the information from all the .inf files in this folder

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    Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    .INF file stands for information file, it is a plain text file used by microsoft windows for installation of software and hardware.
    .INF files are most commonly used for installing device drives for hardware components. windows include/express.exe for the creation of INF-based installation
    INF files are parts of the windows setup API

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    Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    Hi,
    inf stands for information or betterly setup information file
    and dll stands for dynamic linked library
    these dll files act as a resource for the .exe files(executable files),
    the .exe files is just an method which controls when the contents of a particular library files(.dll) get extracted and executed
    And .inf files carries information about installation of software and drivers such as change to registry,the files to copied etc.
    :-)

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    Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    HI,

    An INF file is a text file that contains all the information necessary to install a device in Windows O.S where INF stands for information.It links the device to its driver, i.e, it registers the device to work with the driver.When INF file is installed, it updates the registry entries. These registry entries tell the O.S. what driver to load when the specific device is connected.

    It is useful in the following ways -

    1) It Can delete individual Registry values whereas REG files can only delete entire keys.

    2) Have bitwise support

    3)It Can include a procedure for uninstalling whatever they do.

    4)It Can be packaged in an EXE file with the Windows XP accessory, Iexpress.exe

    5)Files are easy to write once you understand the format.

    6)Have a built-in installation procedure in the standard right-click context menus.

    So this is all explanation about it..

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    Re: What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?

    Hello friend,

    What is .INF file in windows 7 ultimate and it useful for windows?
    Hi friends I have recently purchased HP all in one desktop and installed windows 7 enterprise in it and I have seen file with .INF extension can anyone tell me what does .DLL stands for and how does it useful for windows?


    .INF file in windows 7 ultimate

    .Inf file is basically information file related to software and hardware, it is a plain text file used inside Microsoft windows for installation of software as well as hardware. It contains some specififc data for device initialization .

    .DLL files are Dynamic link library which consist of libraries for windows in Microsoft windows .

    Sample .inf File

    [autorun]
    open=autorun.exe
    icon=autorun.ico

    A Video on .inf File





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