System and method for installing system manufacturer provided software

  • US 7,814,335 B2
  • Filed: 06/25/2007
  • Issued: 10/12/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/18/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for performing a setup operation on a computer system, the setup operating including installing application files onto the computer system, the method comprising:

  • searching the computer system for manufacturer specific drivers;

    determining whether specific drivers are present,if the specific driver is present, using the specific driver to access specific machine data, the specific machine data indicating a model type of the computer system, the specific driver providing a key;

    if the specific driver is not present, spawning a virtual mode application, the virtual mode application accessing a setup application, the setup application accessing a basic input output system (BIOS) of the computer system to provide a disk file;

    using the disk file to create the key;

    decrypting the application files using the key; and

    ,installing the application files on the computer system.

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