If you wish install a new printer or change the monitor of your W10 computer, you will need these components to be recognized by the operating system itself. So, you will have to install the driver the device to function properly.
If you don’t know what a driver is or how to install it, don’t worry! Because in the next paragraphs we will explain in an easy way what these programs are for on your PC.
Pay attention to all the details because we will show you the step by step you must do to install a driver for a new device in Windows 10 without errors.
What is a device driver and what are these programs for on my PC?
The first thing you should know is that Windows 10 operating system what do you have installed on your computer is a program in charge of coordinating all internal processes and procedures that occur inside the PC. In this way, through programming codes located in several files, it is possible to gather all the actions carried out by the connected hardware in a single place.
Within this set of hardware are not only the printer and keyboard, but also internal components of the PC. Examples of these are the video card and the motherboard, among many others. Each of these elements has a specific program that connects with the operating system so that it recognizes it and can coordinate the processes that must be carried out, according to the user’s requirements.
These specific programs are called drivers or drivers and as many hardware as you have connected to the PC must be installed. For this reason, these software are essential for the proper functioning of the computer. being able to cause errors in cases in which Windows 10 does not recognize them or are outdated.
Learn step by step how to install a driver for a new device in Windows 10 without errors
If you need install a new device on your Windows 10 computer you will have to bear in mind that this component must come from the factory a disk with the driver. Otherwise, you will have to access the official website of the provider to download the driver.
For this reason we will show you below the step by step that you must do in both situations:
Connect the new hardware
The first step you will have to do is connect the new component to your computer. To do this you must place all the data and electronic power cables in their respective ports both on the PC and on the new hardware.
Install the CD
While it is true that there are currently few devices that bring discs for driver installation, it is still possible to find some. In this case, you must insert the CD in the reader unit and wait a few seconds until the installation wizard itself opens a new window with which you must follow the steps.
The process in this case is simple, since the wizard will give you different options so that you can choose the place where you want to install the driver and other alternatives.. Once you are done choosing, the process will end so automatic.
Enter the provider page
What we have shown you so far is the option you must follow when you want to install a new device that comes with an installation CD. But in those cases where you only acquire the new hardware You will have to enter the provider’s page to download the driver.
The steps you will have to do in this case vary according to the manufacturer. It is possible to quickly find a button to download the driver on the official site, while in others you must enter a code -that will arrive next to the component- to just be able to download the controller.
Choose the download location
Once you have found the download link, you must choose the folder in which you will save the executable file. In general, Windows Update automatically detects the action you want to take so the driver will be installed almost automatically.
Run the file
Yes Windows Update does not recognize the new driver, you will have to save the driver in a folder on your computer and then open the file. After a few seconds the installation wizard will open and you can start choosing all the options to save the driver in Windows 10.
As we mentioned in previous steps, it may happen that the device does not work correctly because Windows 10 does not recognize the driver for this hardware or it is out of date. For this reason, it will be necessary to solve these errors as quickly as possible so that you can work with your computer safely.
We will show you below how to fix these driver-related errors:
- The first thing you should do is press the button Windows startup, located at the bottom left of the screen.
- Then go to Control Panel and look for the option Device administrator to click on it. You can also get to this tool by directly typing the name of the application in the search engine located on the taskbar. You will find it next to the Start button, when you finish typing you will only have to press the Enter key.
- A new window will open in which you will find a list with all available controllers and their respective names. You may see a warning sign in some of them, if this happens you will have to right click on it and press the option To update controller.
Windows Update will automatically search for the driver corresponding on the Internet that is updated and will install it on your computer. If the problem persists try Restart the system until you see the warning sign next to the controller name has disappeared.
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