How To Update Drivers in Windows 7
How to update drivers update drivers in Windows 7 is not difficult and is only required when a hardware device can not be installed automatically. Updates are also performed when the hardware drivers experienced some kind of problem, or as part of some other problem with the hardware driver. Compared to Windows XP for example, update drivers in Windows 7 is still a lot easier.
Follow these easy steps to update the driver from the Device Manager in Windows 7.
- Download the latest driver from the hardware manufacturer’s website. The driver from the manufacturer diibutuhkan is the most recent date but there are several other options that can be downloaded driver. As part of the process of updating drivers, you can choose to update your hardware drivers from the installation CD or from Windows Update.
- Open Device Manager from Control Panel in Windows 7. Note: There are also several other ways to open Device Manager in Windows 7 but do it from the Control Panel may be the easiest.
- By opening the Device Manager, look for hardware that you want to update the driver. Note: Jump to a category of hardware by clicking on the “>”. Hardware driver is listed under the category of major hardware.
- Once you find the hardware to update the driver, right-click on the name of the hardware or the icon and select [Properties]. In the Properties window, click the [Driver].
- Click the [Update Driver]. Note: Driver Software Update Wizard will start.
- In the window: “How do you want to search for driver software?”, Click on “Browse my computer for driver software”.
- In the next window labeled “Browse for driver software on your computer”, click on “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”, which is located at the bottom of the window.
- Click the [Have Disk] is located below the text box.
- Click the [Browse ...] in the “Install From Disk” has been emerging. In the dialog box “Locate File” that appears next, navigate to the folder that you extract as part of the driver in Step 1 above. Maybe there are some folders in the extracted folder so make sure you choose the right folder. Do not worry if you do not find a label for Windows 7.
- Click the INF file is displayed in the file list and click the [Open]. Note: The INF file is a file just received the Device Manager for driver setup information.
- Click the [OK] to return to the dialog box [Install From Disk].
- Select the new hardware is added in the text box and then click the [Next>]. If you are prompted with a warning message about how the device driver may not be compatible with your hardware, click Yes to continue installing the driver. Many drivers are not Windows 7 certified, but still very safe to be installed.
- Windows 7 Update Driver Software Wizard will now use the instructions provided in the INF file from step 10 to install the latest drivers for your hardware.
- Follow the additional on-screen instructions to complete the driver update process.
- You may be prompted to restart your computer after the driver update is complete.
Note: Not all drivers updates require restarting your computer. Even if you are not asked, I always recommend a restart. The process involves changes to the driver update the Windows Registry and other important areas of your computer and restart is a good way to confirm that the driver update does not negatively affect several other areas of Windows.
If the update driver to have problems, you can always roll back driver.
- Can not find the INF file in the folder from the downloaded drivers? Try looking in another folder.
- Can not find the INF file in any folder from the extracted driver files? Download the driver itself may have been damaged. Try to download and extract the device driver again.
- There are several folders with the INF file? Try each folder until you find a driver for your specific hardware.
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