How to Manually Update Drivers in Windows 7

Camilla Mo, in Driver Install

To manually update driver in Windows 7, follow these steps:


1. Click Start menu and right-click on Computer.

2. Click Manage.




3. Click Device Manager in left pane. 




4. In Device Manager window, expand categories and locate the device that you wish to update the driver for. For instance, if you used Driver Easy to download “Realtek High Definition Audio” driver, find this device under “Sound, video and game controllers” category. Then right-click on the device name and select Update Driver Software…



For some devices, the device name displayed in Driver Easy is different from the device name displayed in Device Manager.

In Driver Easy, you can click on the driver and get the name of current driver. Then locate the device in Device Manager using this name.

5. Click Browse my Computer for driver software.



6. Click on Browse to find the location of the downloaded driver file.




In Driver Easy, click on the Down Triangle button then select Open File Location to get the location of the downloaded driver file.



Alternatively, you can copy and paste the location address of the downloaded driver files to the box.

the location address:




7. Click on Next button to install the driver.





As you can see, it is not easy to update drivers manually even by following the detailed steps. And it takes time. It is recommended that you upgrade Driver Easy to Professional Version. With Professional Version, all driver updates can be done automatically in one click. You don’t need to install the driver step by step. You can just leave the program running to update drivers and do something else. Click here to download Driver Easy.

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  • Camilla Mo

    Hi pauloandes,

    Updating drivers manually is a little complicated. Why not try the Driver Easy Pro which allows you to update all drivers with just one click.
    Driver Easy Pro provides 30 days money back guarantee. If it doesn’t solve your driver problems, just ask for a full refund.

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    I am installing windows 7 from an USB, I only need the drivers, Where can i find them? Please help.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Joao Pereira

    When i try to install the new driver it says i already have the lastest version (even tho its not the updated driver) but the driver easy says i need to update them. Can someone help me ? I cant update my drivers and i follow all the steps

    • camilla mo

      Hi Joao Pereira,

      Driver Easy will scan your computer to detect all problem drivers exactly.

      Regarding the update issue you mentioned about Driver Easy, would you please give us a chance to figure it out?
      You can send us further information including the details about the issue and the screen shot of any error using Driver Easy feedback tool.

      Thanks in advance.

      • Graecus Hitokage

        it cant open the file location

        • camilla mo

          Hi Graecus Hitokage,

          Thanks for your comment.

          The file location can only be opened after the driver download completes. Please ensure the driver has been downloaded completely.
          If you have difficulty updating the driver manually, you can consider upgrading the program to Professional version.
          With the Professional version, you will enjoy free tech support guarantee. You can contact our professional technician support team for further assistance regarding any driver problem.

          If you have any further questions, please leave your comment again.

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