Install Device Drivers in Windows 10

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Steps

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    The first thing that we need to do is access "Device Manager"
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    One of the easiest ways to do this is to right-click "This PC".
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    Then, we click "Manage"
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    We have to make sure that we are logged in as an administrator. We wait for "Computer Management" to load up.
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    Then, we click "Device Manager"
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    On the right side of the window, we will have the list of all of the devices that we have on our computer
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    Some of the drivers will be shown with a yellow triangle and an exclamation mark. That means that the driver is not installed, not installed correctly, or outdated.
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    To fix the problem, we need to simply right-click the driver
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    Then, we click "Properties"
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    Now, we need to click the "Details" tab
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    In the Property drop-down menu, we need to click "Hardware Ids"
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    Now, we need to right-click the first thing, and the longest thing, that is in the list
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    We click "Copy"
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    Now that we have copied the value, we need to open any of our Internet browsers and paste it in our favorite search engine
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    Then, we can download drivers for the device. This is quite a dangerous thing to do because we might find some malware or viruses. We have to be sure to check the web sites and downloads with our antivirus or anti-malware software.
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Recent edits by: VisiHow, Lukward Thomason

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