A hardware-first installation involves the installation of device drivers that is triggered by plugging in a new hardware device to a system. In this case, your driver package for the device has not been preinstalled in the system.
If the user plugs in new hardware before inserting your distribution medium into a drive, the way that Windows installs a driver depends on the type of drivers that are available for the device. The different installation types are described in the following sections:
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