Device and Driver Installation


This section shows how to install devices and drivers in Windows. 

If you're new to the device and driver installation process, we suggest starting with the Roadmap for Device and Driver Installation. For a high-level overview of this process and its components, you might wish to read Overview of Device and Driver Installation. 


How to install and update a computer driver 


To function effectively, many computer hardware components, such as a video card, sound card, Wi-Fi, or motherboard, require drivers to be installed. Reinstalling an existing driver might also be a helpful option to troubleshoot if it's having issues. How a driver is saved and packed determines how it is installed. The material below describes each technique developers utilize to distribute and install their drivers on Microsoft Windows. Furthermore, some general knowledge might assist you in avoiding disappointments during the procedure.