Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Drivers, and Location Question

09 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Drivers, and Location Question


Know next to nothing re Drivers, but would like to learn.

Are ALL the installed drivers from the various programs on one's PC located in a single Folder or location ? If so, where please ?

Or, are they in different locations that each individual program determines ?

b. Might as well also ask: I have a program with Drivers that are supposed to be installed automatically when the program's installer is run for the first time.
It seems that the Drivers are not being loaded.

Is this a fairly common "problem" ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

C Windows system32 drivers is full of drivers. Not sure if there are other locations.

What makes you think certain drivers are not being loaded?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit
From OP:


Thanks for help.
Had to install a new hd after old one quit.
After reinstall, all seems to work well except for one program.

Get an error MSG., although not all the time, that Drivers have not been loaded, even though the install for the program is supposed to do it automatically.

Thought it was worth a try to try doing it manually.

Thanks again,
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Drivers, and Location Question

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Manually installing drivers - location in W7? Help!
Hi all, I'm having trouble installing drivers for a Canon S520 printer on a new machine with W7 Home Premium, SP1 (6.1.7601). I'm aware that this printer (and Canons in general) are sometimes a nightmare to install on W7, and I've checked out a number of solved threads without success. The...
Location of Drivers in WIN7 DVD
Despite extensive searching on the Internet to find out the exact location of the bundled Drivers that Microsoft has included on the WIN7 32 Bit Installation DVD is, the correct info has not been found. And yes, I have tried several searches on the Microsoft Website as well. I need this...
Win 7 64-bit Drivers Folder Location
I am troubleshooting a problem with an eSATA hard drive that causes Windows to freeze if the drive is plugged in at powerup. I started Windows in safe mode, and saw that the last driver loaded before freeze is C:\Windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys. However, when I view this folder in Windows...
Public Location Question
I have ICS and I have file and printer sharing on a Win_7 to XP-SP3 network. The cable modem connection in Win_7 shows a home location and the LAN ethernet (no router) on Win_7 shows a public location. The LAN ethernet connection on XP-SP3 show it in a home location. One would think the LAN on...
Network & Sharing
upgrade from vista - Users location question
Hi all, Will be doing a clean install of windows 7 64bit. Currently have vista 32bit. Right now vista is installed on my c:, but I configured it so my user accounts and their corresponding documents are located on my d:. Question: can I just leave my Users folder as is on the d: and once...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:54.
Twitter Facebook Google+