Driver Install - Device Manager

    Driver Install - Device Manager

    Driver Install - Device Manager

    How to Install a Driver in Device Manager
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    How to Install a Driver in Device Manager


       Information
       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



    Driver Install - Device Manager-1.png
    1) Click on Manage
    Driver Install - Device Manager-2.png
    2) Click on Device Manager
    Driver Install - Device Manager-3.png

    Driver Install - Device Manager-4.png
    3) Click on Update Driver Software
    Driver Install - Device Manager-5.png
    4) Click on Browse my computer for drivers software
    Driver Install - Device Manager-6.png
    5) Click on Browse
    Driver Install - Device Manager-7.png
    6) Click on Drivers & OK
    Driver Install - Device Manager-12.png
    7) From download, make sure you unzip the dowloaded file first.
    NOTE: You can download 7zip from here: Download
    Driver Install - Device Manager-8.png
    8) Click on next
    Driver Install - Device Manager-9.png

    Driver Install - Device Manager-10.png
    9) Click on Close.
    Driver Install - Device Manager-11.png
    10) Restart your PC



    Driver Install - Device Manager-13.png



    PART TWO

    Updating the Windows XP drivers to Windows 7




    Driver Install - Device Manager-21.png

    Driver Install - Device Manager-22.png
    1) Click on Update Driver Software
    Driver Install - Device Manager-23.png

    Driver Install - Device Manager-24.png

    Driver Install - Device Manager-25.png

    Driver Install - Device Manager-26.png

    2) Click on Search automatically for update driver software
    Driver Install - Device Manager-27.png
    3) Click on Close.

    4) Restart your PC



  1. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #1

    Very nice work Ray, well done!
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  2. Posts : 76
    windows 7
       #2

    Hey theog

    thank you very much, but I think this not for all drivers will be fine
    Last edited by dew1; 16 Jul 2010 at 07:07. Reason: there is mistake
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  3. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Bare Foot Kid said:
    Very nice work Ray, well done!
    Hi BFK

    Thank you.

    Ray.
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  4.    #4

    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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  5. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hi Greg

    I will look into that.
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  6. Posts : 351
    Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
       #6

    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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  7. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
    Thread Starter
       #7

    PhreePhly said:
    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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  8. Posts : 1
    Wondows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #8

    So what happened?


    (Deleted-meant for another thread)
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