MicroSoft Drivers Windows 10 Full 2017 Free 32/64 bit Download
MicroSoft Drivers Windows 10 continues the tradition of hardware compatibility by providing support for a vast collection of devices available within the Windows ecosystem. Hardware detection in particular is an important part of the out of the box experience. Driver software which makes this happen, allows your hardware to function by communicating with the operating system. In this article, we take a look at installing and updating drivers in Windows 10.
I recently installed Windows 10 on an HP Elitebook to see how well the most recent Windows 10 build performs. The Elitebook is a fairly recent model notebook which includes an assortment of hardware technologies. Out of the box though I did not get a complete system, for instance the Intel HD Graphics 3000 was not detected and I was instead limited to the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.
Apart from this, I had wi-fi ready, which mean, I could connect to the Internet right away.
Windows Update is the premier starting point to resolve most common driver issues you might experience immediately after installing Windows 10.
Updates Driver in Windows 10
Driver updates for Windows 10 and many devices (such as monitors, printers, and video cards) are automatically downloaded and installed through Windows Update.
While it’s likely you already have the most recent driver, if you’re having trouble with a device, you can try fixing it by updating the driver or reinstalling it. Here’s how:
Expand one of the categories to find the name of your device, then right-click (or tap and hold) it, and select Update Driver Software. For graphics cards, expand the Display adapters category, right click your graphics card and select Update Driver Software.
If Windows doesn’t find a new driver, you can try looking for one on the device manufacturer’s website and follow their instructions.
MicroSoft Drivers Windows 10 Full 2017
Immediately, Windows Update will detect your system configuration and download all the appropriate drivers for your system. I did not even have to reboot the system.
When you perform a new install or upgrade, you should download the latest software drivers from the manufacturers website for your computer model. Important drivers include: Chipset, Video, Audio and Network (Ethernet/Wireless). For laptops, make sure you download the latest Touch Pad drivers. There are other drivers you will probably need, but you can often download these through Windows Update after have a working Internet connection setup.
Drivers can normally be found in the Support section from the manufacturers website where you will find a Software and Drivers sub-section. The method to find it will vary depending on the brand. You can go to your favorite search engine then enter the following query “model and make drivers download’ example: ‘hp 8460p drivers download’. This will often provide a direct link.
Normally, you might not find native Windows 10 drivers. If this is the case, use the latest Windows drivers available for your model. So if they only have Windows 10 drivers, try using those. Make sure you download the right drivers for your architecture (32 or 64 bit).
Proceed to download the appropriate drivers after selecting your version of Windows. The manufacturer might list two versions of the driver, always choose the latest.
Install drivers using Device Manager
If your driver was not detected or installed by Windows Update, you can try installing the driver manually if you have a compatible version. Windows 10 and previous versions of Windows such as Windows 7 share the same driver model, so it should work.
Press Windows key + X
Once device manager is open, select the device, right click it and click Update Driver Software
This will launch the update driver software wizard, which presents two options.
Search automatically for updated driver software – its possible Windows might have the driver software if you have not checked it yet, if its taking too long, then the next option is usually best.
Browse my computer for driver software – if there is a compatible driver and you already have the driver files, then all you need to do is point to it and Windows automatically install it for you.
Here I have selected to use an existing driver, browse to where the driver is located on your computer, whether that is a partition, network share, thumbdrvie or install disc. Make sure the option to Include subfolders is checked.
Click Next and wait while the wizard completes the installation.
If both Windows Update and driver update prove unsuccessful, the next option is Troubleshoot Compatibility.
This will launch the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter wizard which will check for issues.
Select the option “Troubleshoot program”
Depending on the problems you are experiencing when attempting to install or use the software, check off the problems. In my case:
‘The program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won’t install or run now’
The program requires additional permissions.
Select a version of Windows the program is known to work in. I notice the program works great in Windows Vista (with Service Pack 2), so I will select that option. Click Next
Proceed to run the through the programs setup routine by clicking Test the program….
Follow the on screen instructions to install the program as you normally would.
If all is successful, click the option at the end of the wizard ‘Yes, save these settings for this program’
Wait while your settings for the program are saved.
If you have a driver such as your video card automatically installing upon completion of installation and checking for Windows Update, try disabling automatic driver installation using the instructions in the following thread:
Go to the hardware developers website, download the appropriate driver for your model then install in compatibility mode using the instructions above.
How to Get Latest Updates of Drivers
By keeping your device up-to-date, you’ll ensure that you’re always running the latest software or hardware drivers, as we frequently fix known issues.
To check for the latest updates for your Windows 10-based device:
Press the Windows button on your device or keyboard, or select the Windows icon in the lower-left corner of the main screen.
Once the updates have downloaded, select Install now to start the installation.
Following installation, we recommend that you restart your device so that the latest updates can take effect. Make sure that you save and close any apps that you have open before you restart.