After installing Windows 10, one or more of your devices no longer work? Or do you just want to upgrade your drivers, but are you hoping to follow suit? In all cases, it is from the side of the Device Manager that the solution must be sought. If you want to know how to come end of all the evils due to a bad installation of the drivers, here is how to do it.
Yes Windows 10 knows how to handle pilots of all your internal and external components, it may be that he sometimes takes his feet in the carpet. He is not always alone responsible for your worries. This is a driver that can conflict with other files during an update, this is a component that is not recognized at all. If you're struggling, here's how to go about update or reinstall your Windows 10 drivers.
What to do when a device is not recognized by Windows 10?
You have just installed Windows 10, but some components are not recognized by the system? Or, during an update of Windows 7 to 10, the pilots have moved wrong? No problem, this kind of trouble happens quite often and it is quite simple to solve it. First, go to the Device Manager. Press the (Windows) + (Pause) buttons simultaneously. In the window next to you, go to the left column and select the Device Manager function. A list of all components of your PC is displayed. If one of them has a triangle-shaped yellow icon, it is good that there is a problem with one of the elements of your machine. You can install or update the drivers for this component in the following manner:
- Click on its name using the right button. Select the function Update the driver. Opt for the function Automatically search drivers. Windows will then browse your system using the appropriate drivers and install them.
- If the previous operation does not work, stay in the same interface. Select this time the option Find updated drivers on Windows Update. The system will then exploit an online database to install the missing drivers. You should find the drivers for your device.
Where to find the drivers when Windows 10 does not arrive alone?
You have done both previous operations, but neither is working. Or, following an update of the operating system, your drivers are no longer recognized at all. Again, there is a way to install the drivers despite the operating system failures:
- First of all, go to the website of the manufacturer of your component, regardless of whether it is a motherboard, a graphics card, a printer, a USB device, etc. You should find drivers in the form of an executable file with the extension .exe or .msi. Select the right edition of the operating system (Windows 10 in lccurrence), and the good version (32 or 64 bits). Download the executable that you are about to install the component drivers.
- If the drivers offered by the manufacturer do not come in the form of an executable, you will have to install them by hand. Download the archive that is offered to you and unpack it. Then go back to the device manager, and click Update Driver again with the right mouse button. Select this time the option Browse my workstation to search for drivers. In the window that displays then, choose the function Choose from a list of drivers available on my computer. Click the Have Disk button, and then click Browse. Specify the directory where you previously uncompressed the manufacturer's drivers. You should find a file with the .inf extension. Select it to install the drivers for your device.
It is possible that none of the above mentioned operations will work. You will therefore have to force the installation of your component by using the references listed in Windows 10. This technique works for example with printers. Manufacturers tend to offer many sub-references their ranges, it is not uncommon that Windows can not find adequate drivers demo. Proceed as follows:
- Go again to the Device Manager. Click Update driver again and then Browse my workstation to search for drivers. Again, select the function Choose from a list of drivers available on my computer. Then check the option View compatible hardware if pilots have already been installed, but they are not good ones. If no driver has yet been set up, you should simply see a list of common hardware, as Windows calls them. Look for the one that matches your component or, if you're not sure, just stay on View all devices.
- Click on following: a list of components by genre and brand is then presented. Repeat the one that fits your model or whose references are approaching (in the case of a printer, for example). All you have to do is install the Windows drivers and the turn is played.
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If you have been fooled by the drivers, or if the ones Windows 10 has offered you do not work, it's pretty simple to uninstall them. Here's how to do it:
- Still from the Device Manager, select the device with the right mouse button. Select the function Uninstall the device. Accept the warning which is then displayed using the button Uninstall. If you want to erase the driver files, check the Delete driver for this device check box.
- Once the device drivers are uninstalled, this one will no longer appear in the Device Manager list. To get it back, just go to Action > Look for changes on the hardware. All you have to do is install the right drivers, this time, following the previous steps.