How to check for missing drivers? RRS feed

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  • How or where do I go to check for missing drivers?
    Friday, February 10, 2017 2:36 AM

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  • How To Find Drivers:

    Do not use device manager it may tell you the device is up to date but will not tell you if it is corrupt 

    Search Google for the name of the driver, or go to the computer makers site.

    Compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
    Visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
    If there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program

    The most common drivers are listed on these pages: 

    Driver manufacturer links are on this page: http://www.carrona.org

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    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    Friday, February 10, 2017 3:39 AM
  • Hi Renee,

    We could run the following troubleshooting tool to download the proper driver.
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\All Categories\Hardware and Devices

    The best way to verify whether your machine has got latest drivers is to check the device manufacturer website. Usually the device manufacturer website should have a specific tool to check and install the latest drivers updates automatically.

    Best regards,

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    • Edited by Joy-Qiao Monday, February 13, 2017 10:00 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Joy-Qiao Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:06 AM
    Monday, February 13, 2017 10:00 AM