Monthly Archive: July 2009

How to Extract Drivers/Files from Installers

I’ve posted the Microsoft Lifecam standalone drivers a while ago and got a lot of questions regarding how I extracted them from the original setup. I’ll explain it based on the latest 64bit installer for that webcam [LifeCam 3.0 downloaded here], but I’ll also try to keep this short guide as general as possible. The same method works for all kinds of installers. I very often use it in cases where the driver installation is linked to some ugly software installation.