“A service installation section in this INF is invalid”: a fix that worked for me
Admittedly, Windows XP is an older operating system. However, my forensics laptop has to use it so I can use certain tools for imaging and investigations. Today, in testing an Android tablet, I was encountering the following error when trying to connect:
“A service installation section in this INF is invalid“
So I said ok, this tablet doesn’t come with drivers on a CD, let me check out the manufacturer’s website to download the INF file. Easy enough. However, Windows kept giving me grief saying that it could not find it in the directory I downloaded it to.
In looking for a fix, I found options like editing the registry to modifying the INF file in Windows. However, in the end, what fixed it was installing the Microsoft User Mode Driver Framework for WinXP. It can be found here.
Thanks to the following post for help:
So, if you encounter this error in WinXP, perhaps it may help. I can’t vouch for Win 7 🙂