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Updating drivers and firmware for your hardware devices

To update the drivers and/or firmware for a hardware device, please try the following steps: 

  • Open the Windows Control Panel, and then open the System Properties dialog.
  • Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager. 
  • Locate the device in question. For example, if you're updating a sound card, expand the Sound, Video and Game Controllers category. 
  • Once you have located the device, right-click its name or icon and select Update Driver. 
  • Follow the prompts in the Hardware Update Wizard to allow Windows to search online for a driver. 

If the search is unsuccessful, you will need to perform your own driver search. 

  • Close the Hardware Update wizard and find the device in the list again. Take note of the manufacturer and the exact model number of the device. 
  • Now, open up a new web browser window and navigate to (or search for) the manufacturer's website. 
  • Use the site navigation or search tools to locate driver updates, and enter in the model number of your device.
  • Once you have located the drivers, please download them and follow the included instructions for installation.
  • If the Driver download page doesn't include specific instructions for installation, please try simply running the downloaded file to begin the installation of the drivers.  
  • The InstallShield wizard will guide you through the process.

Note: If you require further assistance updating these drivers, you may need to contact the computer's manufacturer (i.e. Dell, HP, Sony Vaio, etc) or the device's manufacturer.