How to Install Drivers for Windows 8

How to Install Windows 8 Drivers

We’ve all been there; your old computer just wasn’t cutting it and you’ve decided to upgrade to a new laptop, tablet, or some sick hybrid of both with Windows 8 installed. The only problem is you’re having trouble installing drivers and it’s keeping you from completing work. Don’t worry, TalkLocal is here to show you how to install drivers for Windows 8.

Go to the manufacturer’s website

The manufacturer’s website URL is probably stamped on the box of your new device. If this isn’t the case, a quick search of the manufacturer’s name on google should provide the website. Once on the site, look for the customer service, downloads, or support area. Enter in the make and model of your device and the website should provide a driver. If there is no Windows 8 driver listed on the website, try a Windows 7 or XP driver.

Examine the driver

Right-click the start button and choose Device Manager from the pop-up menu. The manager should appear and list every part attached to your computer. Problematic devices should have a yellow exclamation point next to them. Click on your problem-device and proceed to click the “action” from the Device Managers menu bar and choose “add legacy hardware” from your drop down menu.

Install your new driver

The Add Hardware wizard should guide you through the steps of installing your new driver. However, this can require some computer skills to complete. If you’re stuck at this point, help could be just a call away! Use TalkLocal to find a skilled professional who can help you with your Windows 8 driver installation problems.

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