How to Manually Install a Driver in Windows 10

Device drivers are a big nuisance when it comes to running different devices and software on windows machines. Windows users have complained for years that they find it difficult to search and install drivers as it is hard to find a driver for each device separately. Windows 10 is not without drivers, and people have faced a lot of difficulties in searching and finding drivers after the installation of the new OS. In this article we will tell you an easy way to install a driver manually in Windows 10.

Manually Install a Driver in Windows 10

Right click on the start menu button which is located at the bottom left corner of the screen. You will see an option called “Device Manager”. This is where all the drivers and installation take place. Click on the device manager option.

You will now see a lot of different devices and categories for which drivers could be installed. You can select and expand (using the + sign) the category for which you want to install driver in Windows 10.

When you have found the device for which you want to install the driver, just right click on it and a context menu will pop up. Click on the option named “Update Driver”.

You will now see an option saying “Manually install a driver”. This is the option using which you can manually install a driver in your Windows 10 machine. Click on this option. Just follow the on screen instructions and keep moving forward accordingly. You will see two options: either select a driver from a target location or make a search of compatible drivers. If you select the former, you can identify the folder/file in which the system should look to get the driver. Otherwise, you can go through the list of compatible drivers. For that, click on ‘let me pick a list of available drivers…..’.

Note: If you don’t see the option “Manually install a driver”, you can just click on “Browser my computer .…..” and select the necessary driver

If you select to make a selection from a specified driver in your machine, you will have to browser and select the location where the driver is installed. For that, you should have searched the required driver and downloaded it from the computer vendor website. If you select the second option, you will be shown some drivers that are compatible with the device you opted for. You can make the necessary selection.

After installation, you must Reboot your computer.

In case of any problem, feel free to comment on this post and we will get back to you with help.


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