How to find the right driver?
Reinstalling the operating system sometimes ends up with the computer starting to work incorrectly. The non-responsive WiFi adapter, the minimum screen resolution and audio interruption during playback are the main indicators for improper installation of drivers or the absence of some of them.
A similar problem can also be encountered when replacing a particular part, which makes one think about its malfunction. However, the situation is resolved quite simply. Just find out what drivers are needed and install them. This can be done in several ways.
Windows Device Manager
To confirm or deny the version with faulty drivers, you need to refer to the list of all devices that are connected to this computer. This will help Windows Device Manager, a utility that is available in every operating system from Microsoft. To open it you need:
- on the desktop, move the cursor to the "Computer" icon;
- click the right mouse button;
- in the expanded menu, select the item "Properties";
- Click on the “Device Manager” link (top left).
In the resulting window is a list of all devices, both properly working and not. Near the faulty will be a picture with a yellow exclamation mark. In this case, the system may not even know the type of device, but it is not necessary. To restore functionality, just write down its name and find the necessary drivers for it (or for them) on the Internet.
The search for the necessary driver for a device on the Internet can be delayed, if not completely. In some cases, after installing the downloaded driver, the device seems to start working, but it often makes mistakes.
Therefore, it is much easier and safer to install the DriverPack Solution program and continue to communicate with the drivers only through it. You can download it for free.
In addition to finding and installing drivers that are not directly working, it can also check for already installed drivers. If they are outdated or work incorrectly (which may not be reflected in the Device Manager), the utility will suggest replacing them with new ones. To find out and install the necessary drivers using DriverPack Solution you need:
- run the program;
- put a bird near the point "Expert Mode";
- Below, select the item “Installing drivers” (maybe by default);
- on the desktop of the program, go to the “Drivers” tab;
- in the “Uninstalled drivers” section, put a bird next to the problem device;
- Click on the "Install" line.
The program will automatically download and install the necessary driver from the database. In parallel with this, in the “Updates for Drivers” section, you can mark those devices for which there are more suitable versions of drivers. In most cases, this will increase system performance.
If drivers are installed on a computer without an internet connection, then a special assembly can be created. It will include updates only for those devices that need it.