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Driver Install - Device Manager

How to Install a Driver in Device Manager
Published by theog
12 Jul 2010
Default Driver Install - Device Manager

How to Install a Driver in Device Manager


information   Information
Note   Note
NOTE: for this example, I am using Windows XP Drivers.
You can use Vista, Windows 7 drivers, or (Windows 8 drivers on Windows 8)





PART ONE
Using Windows XP drivers


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1) Click on Manage
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2) Click on Device Manager
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3) Click on Update Driver Software
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4) Click on Browse my computer for drivers software
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5) Click on Browse
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6) Click on Drivers & OK
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8) Click on next
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9) Click on Close.
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10) Restart your PC



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PART TWO
Updating the Windows XP drivers to Windows 7



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1) Click on Update Driver Software
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2) Click on Search automatically for update driver software
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3) Click on Close.

4) Restart your PC

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12 Jul 2010   #1
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Very nice work Ray, well done!


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12 Jul 2010   #2
dew1

 
 

Hey theog

thank you very much, but I think this not for all drivers will be fine
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12 Jul 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Very nice work Ray, well done!
Hi BFK

Thank you.

Ray.
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15 Jul 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Ray if you're motivated, perhaps this is the place to show how to use the other driver Update features, including Search from List for already installed drivers, Roll Back, Search from Hardware type list, etc.

As you add to it and others add suggestions, it could eventually cover every way to update driver in Device Manager, some of which are still obscure to me, e.g updating using the Hardware-type list, forcing driver using Browse disk rather than browse file choice, etc.
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16 Jul 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Greg

I will look into that.
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22 Jul 2010   #6
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Theog,

If you want, I can work with you to expand this to include searching for drivers using the Vendor IDs and the Windows Update Catalog site to download and install drivers.

I just went through this trying to install drivers for an unknown device on my system.

Basically, in the Device Manager, I had 2 unknown devices. Windows update was not picking up what these were. I went into the device properties and pulled the Hardware ID values. (They look like PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_C02F144D&REV_00). I did a web search and found out they were Ricoh codes. My laptop has a 8 in 1 card reader. I then searched the Update Catalog for the device info and was able to install the drivers.
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22 Jul 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Theog,

If you want, I can work with you to expand this to include searching for drivers using the Vendor IDs and the Windows Update Catalog site to download and install drivers.

I just went through this trying to install drivers for an unknown device on my system.

Basically, in the Device Manager, I had 2 unknown devices. Windows update was not picking up what these were. I went into the device properties and pulled the Hardware ID values. (They look like PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_C02F144D&REV_00). I did a web search and found out they were Ricoh codes. My laptop has a 8 in 1 card reader. I then searched the Update Catalog for the device info and was able to install the drivers.
If look at bottom of the tutorial, I linked to tutorials all ready made.
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