How to Find and Download Missing Driver Without any Software

by on November 22nd, 2009

Experience of Windows 7 has been wonderful. Windows 7 has got a huge drivers database and you do not need to search and install board drivers for graphics, sound, memory cards and more. If you are using Windows XP or Windows Vista and you just installed fresh copy of it then finding drivers and installing them might feel you a pain. The main problem which average user experiences is they do not know the model of device they have in their computer. So they do not know which driver software will fit their need. We have an easy solution for that. You can easily find all the information you need to find the right driver without any software help or dissecting your PC.

Device Manager of PC has got a solution for you. If you Google the right information, you will find the driver right a single click away. All you need is right information for that device.

Right click at My Computer
Click Properties -> Hardware -> Device manager
See which device has a question sign there
Question sign shows that the driver for that device is not installed.
Right click that device -> Properties -> Details
In details tab there will be ‘Device Instance Id’

Below that selection there will be another portion containing the right driver info.
It will be something like;

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930&SUBSYS_50448086&REV_02\3&61AAA01&0&FB

In the above line ‘VEN’ stands for vender.
Just copy that whole line and Google it.
You will find the right driver to download for that device.


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  1. Maj says:

    You know it’s funny — when I google for that string to try to figure out which device you used for your example the top result is this page. =)