How to Update Device Driver in Windows 7

Updating  device drivers is usually the first step in dealing with any hardware-related problems. You can visit the manufacturer’s web site and download the driver manually, or you can let Windows 7 update the driver for you. Here are the steps:

  1. Click on the Windows logo on the task bar and type in device manager. The Device Manager shows up. Click on it to run.
  2. Right click on the device you are interested in and select Update Driver Software… .
  3. Click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
  4. When it finds an updated driver, the driver is downloaded and installed automatically. You can reboot the computer after the driver is successfully installed.


  • Guest

    how if the answer is

    The best driver software for your device is already installed
    windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date

    • amida168

      Then you have to visit the manufacturer’s web site and try to find the latest driver and install it manually.

      • guest

        I have a Hp dv7 and both the graphics cards are up to date, i went to manufacturers website and installed the latest drivers, please help me… every one else tells me that i need to update but I am updated!

      • Love

        my drivers also up to dated….

        when i check the device manager there i c my all drivers are up to dated….

        now what i do, Please HELP me….

  • YMS

    I have Open GL problem in hp dv6. Drivers are up to date in both device manager method & hp’s support site. Is there any other way?

    • amida168

      You can check Intel’s web site if your dv6 uses Intel graphics card, or AMD’s web site if it uses ATI graphics card.

  • Danz

    thanks for that solution, finnally I can fix it.. thanks very much

  • ¿cuanta memoria ocupa?

  • don

    no it does nat support after updatin also
    the same problem repeat

  • karthik real

    very much thanks…..
    i am much confused of this error……..
    but now its cleared…
    thanks a lot

  • Narinder

    thanx for support,,,i realy love ur guidlines thanx