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Windows 7: installing device drivers manually?

27 May 2015   #1

windows 7 professional x64
installing device drivers manually?

Hello there
I know that most updates can be installed manually by issuing the command pkgmgr /ip /
In the recommended updates section, there are 2 updated drivers for my soundcard and video card.
if I download the cab file manually and try to install it using this method, it won't work.
Next I tried extracting the cab file using winrar and installing the driver via the device manager. The driver installed correctly, but when I next went to check for updates, it still showed the driver in the list of optional updates.
Is there a correct way of installing the driver manually?

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27 May 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Why are you doing it like that ?

Just download the correct most recent drivers and install them, that`s what I consider manual.

Depending on the card, you should be getting the video drivers directly from nvidia or amd

An Intel driver for the graphics on a cpu can be done using windows update.
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27 May 2015   #3

windows 7 professional x64

I do it like this, because I want to be able to download the drivers from windows update for later offline installation.
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27 May 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Can't you accomplish the same by setting WU to Notify? You can note down the updates to download later and let Windows do the updates.
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27 May 2015   #5

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

You should download the drivers from the manufacturer's website and just install them by running the .exe.
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