Yup Windows 10 knows how to manage theoretically pilots sometimes it gets stuck because of all your internal and external components. Occasionally, and with Windows 10 updates, an error prevents drivers from installing. However, it is not always solely responsible for your concerns. Sometimes it’s a driver that might conflict with other files during an update, sometimes it’s a component that is no longer recognized at all. If you’re in trouble, here’s how to do it. Update or reinstall your drivers in Windows 10.
What to do when a device is not recognized by Windows 10?
Have you just installed Windows 10, but some components are not recognized by the system? Or the drivers were not installed correctly during the update from Windows 7 to 10? It’s okay, these types of problems happen quite often and are pretty easy to fix. First, go to Device Manager. Press the keys simultaneously [Windows] + [Pause]. In the window that comes to you, go to the left column and select the Device Manager function. A list of all components of your PC is displayed. If one of them has the yellow triangle icon, there is a problem with one of your machine’s elements. You can install or update the drivers for this component as follows:
- Right click on its name. select function update driver. Choose function Automatically search for drivers. Windows will then scan your system for the appropriate drivers and install them.
- If the previous action doesn’t work, stay in the same interface. This time choose the option Check for updated drivers in Windows Update. The system will then use an online database to install the missing drivers. You should find the drivers for your device there.
Where can I find drivers when Windows 10 can’t do this on its own?
You have performed the previous two actions, but none of them are working. Or after the OS update your drivers are no longer recognized at all. Again, there is a way to install drivers despite OS errors:
- Firstly, motherboard, graphics card, printer, USB device etc. go to your component’s manufacturer’s website regardless of whether You should find the drivers there in the form of an executable file with the extension “.exe” or “.msi”. Choose the correct version of the operating system (in this case Windows 10) and the correct version (32 or 64 bit). Download the executable provided to you to install the component drivers.
- If the drivers offered by the manufacturer are not in executable format, you will have to install them “manually”. Download and unzip the archive presented to you. Then go back to Device Manager and right-click Update Driver again. This time choose the option Check out my workstation for drivers. Then select the function in the displayed window Choose from the list of drivers available on my computer. Click the Have Disk button, then click Browse. Specify the directory where you previously unpacked the manufacturer’s drivers. There you should find a file with the extension “.inf”. Select to install drivers for your device.
Last hope: How to force drivers to install under Windows 10?
It is possible that none of the previously mentioned processes are working. So you will have to force the installation of your component using the references listed in Windows 10. This technique works on printers, for example. Manufacturers tend to provide many “sub-references” for their range, it’s not uncommon for Windows to not find the right drivers right away. Proceed as follows:
- Go to Device Manager again. Click Update Driver again, then click Browse My Computer to search for drivers. Again, select the function Choose from the list of drivers available on my computer. Then uncheck the option Show compatible hardware if the drivers are already installed but they are not correct. If no drivers have been implemented yet, you should see a list of “common hardware” as Windows calls it. Find the one that works for your component, or if you’re unsure, continue Show all devices.
- click Follow: then a list of ingredients by type and brand is presented. Find one that fits your model or has references close to it (for example, in case of a printer). All you have to do is install the drivers offered by Windows and you are done.
How to remove drivers due to error?
If you have the wrong drivers or the ones that Windows 10 gives you don’t work, it’s pretty easy to remove them. Here’s how to go about it:
- Still select the stubborn device using the right button from Device Manager. select function remove device. Accept the warning displayed using the button remove. Check Delete the driver for this device if you want to delete the driver files.
- After uninstalling the device drivers, the device no longer appears in the Device Manager list. to make it reappear Action > Scan for hardware changes. All you have to do is install the correct drivers by following the previous steps this time.