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Need Help: software development for a USB device

can a USB device automatically launch an application?

2:22 pm on Apr 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Our company is trying to determine the feasibility of having a USB device automatically launch an application when inserted into a computer. Is this feasible? even when the USB device connects to the computer for the first time?

1. I look forward to any assistance that can be provided.

2. If your company can develop a software application for a USB device, we are looking to outsource this development. Please stickymail me with your contact (and company) information.


11:03 am on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It cannot be done with standard usb sticks, but it can be done with custom models that identify themselves as either cd-rom drives for hard drives.

With a standard usb stick and XP Service Pack 2 onwards, you can use standard autoplay methods (for CDs) but a run dialog is still displayed.


11:20 am on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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