You will need
- - Driver Pack Solution.
If you need to know which drivers are currently installed on your computer, it is better to use a special utility. This will greatly save the time spent on the analysis of existing packages files. Download and install Driver Pack Solution. Of course, it is better to use the latest version of the utility, not its old counterparts.
Restart the computer and run the application by opening the file DPS-drv.exe. Wait until the program will scan your hardware and collect the required information. Now open the misc tab. In this menu there are information about the installed drivers. They are divided into the following categories: "unknown", "current", "obsolete" and "standard". Open the desired category and find the equipment you need.
Hover the mouse cursor over the driver description to see additional details. If you need to update the files for a particular device, expand the category "Outdated" and select the checkmarks next to the desired file packages. Now look in the upper left of the work window, the "Install" button and click it. Select the automatic install mode and wait for the completion of this process.
If you are not able to use the above program, or you want to get more information about specific drivers, use the Windows operating system. Open the "start menu" and right click the mouse on "Computer".
Go to properties of that item. Click "device Manager". Find the equipment you need and right click the mouse on its name. Select the "Properties" tab "Driver". Now click "Details". In the opened window you will see a list of files, which uses this device.
Advice 2: How will I know what drivers are missing
After reinstalling the operating system, in many cases, you have to manually install drivers for all devices PC. This is especially true for owners of laptops, where in addition to the drivers for main equipment, it is necessary to install software for additional devices. But how can you know which drivers are not yet installed?
If the desktop icon is "My computer", click on it, right-click, select "Properties" and navigate to "device Manager". In Windows 7 the command "device Manager" can be selected directly from the context menu.
If the icon "my computer" is not displayed on the desktop, open the start menu, select "control Panel" and open "device Manager".
In the open system dialog box you will see a list of all devices installed on your computer. The equipment for which drivers are installed, will be displayed as icons indicating the devices. Those devices for which the system does not have enough driverswill be shown as icons with yellow exclamation or question marks.
To install drivers, right-click on the device icon, and select "Update driver software".