Correct version of DPInst.exe to use for Windows/Vista 32/64 bit

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  1. GK

    GK Guest

    I am new to drivers and driver installers, so excuse me if this question is
    too basic :)

    We use the FTDI driver version 2.4.16 that supports both 32-bit and 64-bit
    Windows. For installing this driver we are using DPInst.exe

    According to this website:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms790308.aspx

    DPInst version 2.1 supports later Windows and Vista versions. Does this mean
    64-bit Windows/Vista also?

    Or should I download one version for 32 bit and another for 64-bit
    Windows/Vista, as said here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/install/32-64bit_install.mspx

    I would appreciate any help on this.

    Thanks.
     
    GK, Jul 18, 2009
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  2. GK

    Tim Roberts Guest

    GK <> wrote:

    >I am new to drivers and driver installers, so excuse me if this question is
    >too basic :)
    >
    >We use the FTDI driver version 2.4.16 that supports both 32-bit and 64-bit
    >Windows.


    Well, it's not the SAME driver. 32-bit and 64-bit require different driver
    binaries.

    >For installing this driver we are using DPInst.exe
    >...
    >DPInst version 2.1 supports later Windows and Vista versions. Does this mean
    >64-bit Windows/Vista also?
    >
    >Or should I download one version for 32 bit and another for 64-bit
    >Windows/Vista, as said here:


    You should use a 64-bit DPInst on a 64-bit system. I don't have actual
    evidence that the 32-bit DPInst does not work, but I *do* know that
    installing drivers with the 32-bit DevCon causes confusing results. It
    appears to work, but the setup is not complete. Some parts of the install
    process only work from a 64-bit process.

    Both come with the WDK, so it's not a hardship.
    --
    Tim Roberts,
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
     
    Tim Roberts, Jul 20, 2009
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  3. GK

    GK Guest

    Re: Correct version of DPInst.exe to use for Windows/Vista 32/64 b

    "Tim Roberts" wrote:

    > GK <> wrote:
    >
    > >I am new to drivers and driver installers, so excuse me if this question is
    > >too basic :)
    > >
    > >We use the FTDI driver version 2.4.16 that supports both 32-bit and 64-bit
    > >Windows.

    >
    > Well, it's not the SAME driver. 32-bit and 64-bit require different driver
    > binaries.
    >
    > >For installing this driver we are using DPInst.exe
    > >...
    > >DPInst version 2.1 supports later Windows and Vista versions. Does this mean
    > >64-bit Windows/Vista also?
    > >
    > >Or should I download one version for 32 bit and another for 64-bit
    > >Windows/Vista, as said here:

    >
    > You should use a 64-bit DPInst on a 64-bit system. I don't have actual
    > evidence that the 32-bit DPInst does not work, but I *do* know that
    > installing drivers with the 32-bit DevCon causes confusing results. It
    > appears to work, but the setup is not complete. Some parts of the install
    > process only work from a 64-bit process.
    >
    > Both come with the WDK, so it's not a hardship.
    > --
    > Tim Roberts,
    > Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.


    Tim,
    Thanks for responding. This answers my question fully.

    Where can I download the 64-bit DPInst.exe from?

    Thanks,
    GK.
     
    GK, Jul 20, 2009
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  4. GK

    Mike [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Correct version of DPInst.exe to use for Windows/Vista 32/64 b

    It should be provided with the WDK.

    -Mike

    "GK" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > "Tim Roberts" wrote:
    >
    >> GK <> wrote:
    >>
    >> >I am new to drivers and driver installers, so excuse me if this question
    >> >is
    >> >too basic :)
    >> >
    >> >We use the FTDI driver version 2.4.16 that supports both 32-bit and
    >> >64-bit
    >> >Windows.

    >>
    >> Well, it's not the SAME driver. 32-bit and 64-bit require different
    >> driver
    >> binaries.
    >>
    >> >For installing this driver we are using DPInst.exe
    >> >...
    >> >DPInst version 2.1 supports later Windows and Vista versions. Does this
    >> >mean
    >> >64-bit Windows/Vista also?
    >> >
    >> >Or should I download one version for 32 bit and another for 64-bit
    >> >Windows/Vista, as said here:

    >>
    >> You should use a 64-bit DPInst on a 64-bit system. I don't have actual
    >> evidence that the 32-bit DPInst does not work, but I *do* know that
    >> installing drivers with the 32-bit DevCon causes confusing results. It
    >> appears to work, but the setup is not complete. Some parts of the
    >> install
    >> process only work from a 64-bit process.
    >>
    >> Both come with the WDK, so it's not a hardship.
    >> --
    >> Tim Roberts,
    >> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

    >
    > Tim,
    > Thanks for responding. This answers my question fully.
    >
    > Where can I download the 64-bit DPInst.exe from?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > GK.
    >
     
    Mike [MSFT], Jul 21, 2009
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  5. GK

    GK Guest

    Re: Correct version of DPInst.exe to use for Windows/Vista 32/64 b

    "Mike [MSFT]" wrote:

    > It should be provided with the WDK.
    >
    > -Mike
    >



    Thank you, Mike. I ran the Kitsetup program to set up WDK. I have three
    directories - amd64, ia64 and x86, with a dpinst.exe in each.

    Which one should I use for 64-bit Windows/Vista? I am guessing the
    amd64/ia64. I tried searching the web for information on this, but found
    nothing.

    For some background I am a build/packaging engineer with no idea about
    device drivers. So excuse the extremely basic questions.

    Regards,
    GK.
     
    GK, Jul 22, 2009
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  6. Re: Correct version of DPInst.exe to use for Windows/Vista 32/64 b

    > Which one should I use for 64-bit Windows/Vista? I am guessing the
    > amd64/ia64


    amd64

    --
    Maxim S. Shatskih
    Windows DDK MVP

    http://www.storagecraft.com
     
    Maxim S. Shatskih, Jul 22, 2009
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  7. GK

    GK Guest

    Re: Correct version of DPInst.exe to use for Windows/Vista 32/64 b

    Maxim,
    Thank you VERY much!

    Regards,
    GK.

    "Maxim S. Shatskih" wrote:

    > > Which one should I use for 64-bit Windows/Vista? I am guessing the
    > > amd64/ia64

    >
    > amd64
    >
    > --
    > Maxim S. Shatskih
    > Windows DDK MVP
    >
    > http://www.storagecraft.com
    >
    >
     
    GK, Jul 22, 2009
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  8. GK

    Tim Roberts Guest

    Re: Correct version of DPInst.exe to use for Windows/Vista 32/64 b

    GK <> wrote:
    >
    >Thank you, Mike. I ran the Kitsetup program to set up WDK. I have three
    >directories - amd64, ia64 and x86, with a dpinst.exe in each.
    >
    >Which one should I use for 64-bit Windows/Vista? I am guessing the
    >amd64/ia64. I tried searching the web for information on this, but found
    >nothing.


    Really? The Server editions of Windows run on three different
    architectures: x86 (32-bit), x64/AMD64/EM64, and ia64 (Itanium). The
    client editions (like Vista) do not support Itanium, nor does anyone else,
    really.

    Unless you are working in a specialty environment, when you say "64-bit
    Windows", you mean the amd64 choice.
    --
    Tim Roberts,
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
     
    Tim Roberts, Jul 24, 2009
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  9. GK

    Sufre

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    Hi, I also having difficulties to run my hardware, Hi, when i select dpins_x86, the message appear as" YOU HAVE RUN THE 64-BIT VERSION OF DPInst.exe on this machine". Than |I choose dpinst_ia64.exe. Than the message appears as " PPP\dpinst_ia64.exe is valid, but is for a machine type other than the current machine" I really not undrstand...Can any one help me please?
     
    Sufre, Oct 21, 2012
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    Sufre

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    DPInst.exe

    Another message appears when I select dpins_x86.exe showing "you have to run the 64-bit version of DPInst.exe on this machine. Contact the vendor that provided you this package." Does anybody have this version?
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
    Sufre, Oct 21, 2012
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