By clicking you're skipping this existing driver selection process and telling Windows 7 that you have better drivers you'd like to install that it isn't yet aware of.[1] The name of this screen will be different depending on the kind of hardware you're updating the drivers for.

A more generic drop-down box and/or the shortcuts on the left to navigate to the folder with the extracted driver files that you created in Step 2.

The first thing you need to do is to download the latest driver for the device from the hardware maker's website.

It's important to download a driver directly from its source so you're sure you're getting the most valid, tested, and recent driver possible See How To Find and Download Drivers From Manufacturer Websites if you need help.

If so, there's no reason to continue with these steps - just run the program and follow any instructions.

Note: This walkthrough demonstrates the driver update process in Windows 7 Ultimate but all steps can be followed exactly in any edition of Windows 7, including Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Starter, etc.

Use the Built-in Windows Update Tool Download from Microsoft's Website Set up Automatic Updates Community Q&A Microsoft is always working on improving the quality of its Windows operating systems by fixing bugs and enhancing features to the operating system and associated programs.

It makes these changes available to Windows users through the Windows Update feature.

wizard will read the information from all the INF files in this folder.

INF files are the only files that Device Manager accepts for driver setup information.

This means that all you have to do is run the downloaded file, and the drivers will be updated automatically.