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Windows 7: How to detect the right drivers

1 Week Ago   #1
trewq19

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How to detect the right drivers

Hello,
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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1 Week Ago   #2
Paul Black

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

Hi trewq19,

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1 Week Ago   #3
trewq19

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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1 Week Ago   #4
johnhoh

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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1 Week Ago   #5
Paul Black

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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1 Week Ago   #6
johnhoh

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 devicehunt.com will both identify your device and then usually in the Notes section, give you a download link for the driver.
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1 Week Ago   #7
svnfrms2r

w7u64
 
 

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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