How to Manually Install Device Drivers on Windows 11

There are many options for doing so. You might try using Windows Upgrade to update the driver or forcing Windows to look for new drivers in Device Manager.

Unfortunately, this does not always work, and you may need to manually install the device drivers on Windows.

This post will teach you how to manually install drivers on a Windows 11 PC if you’re not sure how.

Manually Install Device Drivers from Manufacture’s Website

If a component isn’t working properly or is creating issues, go to the manufacturer’s website to manually install a driver. Updates are available from sites like Lenovo, HP, Dell, and other brands

Each site is different, but you’ll need information like your PC’s product type, serial number, and operating system version. Some websites, for example, include a program that will scan your system and download the most recent drivers.

Install Component Drivers

You may also search for component drivers such as Nvidia GeForce Experience if you want to install graphic drivers or Realtek Audio Driver for audio drivers. Just make sure that the driver you are downloading is compatible with your device for it to work, you may also need to input your PC’s product type, serial number, and operating system version.

Manually Install Device Drivers on Windows

Once you have the correct driver files, it’s time to install the new device driver on your system.

Search for Device manager on your Windows search bar.

Select and expand the driver you want to modify and select Update Driver.

Choose Browse my computers for drivers when prompted.

Look for the drivers you installed and press Next.

Select Close when you are prompted that the update was successful.

Restart your PC to save the changes.

Update using Settings

Press Windows + I to open Settings.

Select Update Windows and choose Check for Updates.

You may also go to Advanced Options and select Optional updates.

Select the drivers you want to update, and click on Download and Install.

Most hardware may be detected and configured using a minimal set of drivers and Windows Update. However, there are occasions when it fails to detect driver updates, and you’ll have to manually install them. On a Windows 10 or 11 computer, follow the instructions above to manually install device drivers.

You may always roll back a driver update if it causes difficulties with your device or system. Also, if your system has problems after a cumulative update, you may roll back the update.

You can prevent Windows from automatically upgrading drivers if you don’t want it to. Also, since we’re doing things by hand, consider manually upgrading Windows.


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