Windows 10: Install CAB file in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64-bit Home Edition
       17 Mar 2017 #20

    TenUser1995 said: View Post
    For Windows 10, this is not correct. For example for Realtek drivers, .CAB files MUST be extracted to it's own folder and then installed through "Device Manager->Update Driver Software..." and then selecting the extracted .CAB folder. This will also install the Realtek Audio Manager automatically(confirmed this).

    DISM cannot install these Realtek .CAB files, no matter what you try to do.
    I tried that, but an error always occur while it's installing. How are you gonna install your realtek Audio default from win10 if it doesn't install properly?

    You are not helping. This thread is for possible solutions for the problem.
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  2.    28 Mar 2017 #21

    OK so heres the easiest way i found to install them on windows 10.....download the cab file obviously....extract it with winrar or 7z or whatever program you prefer i use winrar cuz its simple

    go to your taskbar at the bottom of the screen somewhere on there hopefully you will see a speaker icon right click on it as seen below highlight playback devices also seen below

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    should bring up a window right click on speakers or headphones doesnt matter
    go to properties

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    then another window will open and it will show this
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    look for controller information and click on properties
    i will open another window that looks like this (note you may have to click on change settings under the general tab)
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    click on the driver tab click update then click browse my computer then u will see another window that you can find where you downloaded and extracted the cab file choose that folder (by the way in windows 10 typically its saved under c: then users then whatever your user name is then look for a blue arrow that says downloads)



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    then click next will install files automatically

    would of taken more screen shots but its a pain and the process is pretty simple i
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  3.    14 Apr 2017 #22

    When I right click on a .cab file, I don't have an option for install as shown here.
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  4. Posts : 22,947
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16273
    Thread Starter
       14 Apr 2017 #23

    Hello Nick,

    The "Install" context menu item is not there by default. It'll need to be added first.

    CAB file - Add Install to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    This is for Windows Update KB type .cab files though.
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  5.    14 Apr 2017 #24

    Hi Sean

    I followed the instructions and merged the .reg file but there is still no install option.
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  6. Posts : 22,947
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16273
    Thread Starter
       14 Apr 2017 #25

    Odd. I just tested on my system to see if something may have changed, but it still works for me.

    Double check to see if you have the registry entries below added from the .reg file in step 2 below.

    CAB file - Add Install to Context Menu in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Code:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CABFolder\Shell\RunAs]
    @="Install""
    HasLUAShield"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CABFolder\Shell\RunAs\Command]
    @="cmd /k dism /online /add-package /packagepath:\"%1\""
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  7.    14 Apr 2017 #26

    Seems it didn't take, I only have HasLUAShield. Do you need to run the reg file as admin?
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  8. Posts : 22,947
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16273
    Thread Starter
       14 Apr 2017 #27

    Yeah, you'll need to be an admin to be able merge it fully.
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  9.    14 Apr 2017 #28

    I ran regedit as admin and imported the reg file but it still didn't take.
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  10. Posts : 22,947
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16273
    Thread Starter
       14 Apr 2017 #29

    Does it take if merged while signed in to administrator account instead?
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