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Windows 7: How to detect the right drivers

14 Mar 2019   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
How to detect the right drivers

I am pretty new to Windows OS. I do need to understand how to find the right drivers for driver update.

For example let's say I've found the following Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5227&CC_FF00

the only thing I know up to now is that VEN_XXXX is the identifier of the vendor, and DEV_YYYY is the identifier of the device; however I don't know what to do with these informations.

How can I know the name of the device?

Moreower: how can I find the right corresponding drivers without loosing lot of time?

Thank you in advance, really.

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14 Mar 2019   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi trewq19,

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14 Mar 2019   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

ok thank you for the answer, I'm doing the update. Anyway I'd like to learn a general method to be able to find the right drivers by myself. Thank you.
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14 Mar 2019   #4

Win7 pro x64

Devicehunt will help you.
PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_5227 - RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader | Device Hunt

You have a realtek pci cardreader. Download its driver from the manufacturer site for your specific PC if you have a DELL, or HP, or whatever. Otherwise download it from the manufacturer site for your motherboard. Often a generic freeware site like softpedia or majorhippo will also have your driver and you can get it there, but you have to make sure to AVOID driver-only sites that specialize only in driver downloads because almost all of them will put spyware or malware on your machine.
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14 Mar 2019   #5
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi trewq19,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trewq19 View Post
Anyway I'd like to learn a general method to be able to find the right drivers by myself.
If you goto => HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloads, you should be able to download and install the latest drivers for you OS.

I hope this helps!
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14 Mar 2019   #6

Win7 pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trewq19 View Post
I'd like to learn a general method to be able to find the right drivers by myself. Thank you.
in case you missed it from my earlier post will both identify your device and then usually in the Notes section, give you a download link for the driver.
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14 Mar 2019   #7


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trewq19 View Post
I'd like to learn a general method to be able to find the right drivers by myself. Thank you.
Please see all what @JohnJoh wrote.
So to clarify, try always
#1 look at the website of your product manufacturer (e.g. DELL laptop, HP tower, Lenovo notebook, etc) and keep in mind that the latest driver here is oft better because it was adjusted to your product;
#2 if #1 does not have it at all, then go to the component manufacturer's website (cpu intel, graphics nvidia, sound card realtek, etc), these are good for the component, but might not be adjusted for your product (this is why even top clean driver updaters do not have the best fit driver for your product oft);
#3 follow the rest of above (johnho and others) instructions
BUT keep in mind, you need to install the drivers in the correct general order, ie chipset first, then what is closest to the chipset, and down that road (e.g. intel chipset drivers first, last can be mouse drivers), as otherwise eg USB3.0 speed will not be max and other such fun occurrences...
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12 Apr 2019   #8
Bonnie Zhang

Windows 10 64 bit

I think you need to downlod a software can help to update drivers and fix driver errors.It is easy and save time.
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13 Apr 2019   #9
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!

Hi All,
Very well said by everyone!
I think he should use 'Snappy Driver Installer Lite ( SDI Lite )' if he is really looking for a driver updater. It is a safe option. When DriverPackSolution took strange paths, a person from them separated some of his practices & started this one : Snappy Driver Installer - Install and Update Drivers for Free
Besides, It is good for information purposes. Its one own choice whether he uses drivers from them or not but he would get some good information. For eg. If the driver is installed or not ? If the installed driver is optimum or not? What is the Name, Hardware ID & Compatible ids of the devices which are not installed or not installed with an optimum/good/proper driver ? If the available driver is signed or not ? If the driver is available with them or not ?

A short brief to use it :

(a) Go for the SDI Lite version, extract the zip & run the 32 or 64 bit version according to your OS.
(b) When you run it for the first time, it may ask you to allow it in Firewall , allow it.
(c) Simultaneously to that , there will be a pop up which will ask for what to download > select Download Indexes Only.
(d) Wait for it to complete downloading indexes. Then it will show all the devices & information.
(e) Then you can just hover & stop the mouse pointer over the devices entries & get important information about them.
(f) If you click the two downward pointers on any device, They will list all the drivers available for the device with them. Analyze their description & choose only the good one if you want to install any!

There is also an option in the left pane : Extract to... which will export the same device listing others can directly see & advise!

Normally, you may want to only check one or two boxes on the TOP otherwise the rest default settings are good to do well. As you analyze more things, you may want to change more! In the process, if you loose & forget the default settings, just delete the extracted folder of SDI fully & start a fresh with the zip file.

If you go to the Help section of the 'Snappy Driver Installer' web page, you will find the list of dedicated support forums for that.

Always keep in mind : just updating the drivers for updating the overall system/os does not make sense. It is not sure that an updated driver will do better. Sometimes updating drivers may give you some exciting performance numbers but it is not sure whether they are more stable.

And Yes : You have not updated your specs well. These masters can help you better then & interacting with them you can learn many things one by one.

Good Luck!

Thanks & Regards. ...
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