How to Manually Update Drivers in Windows 8, 8.1

By Camilla Mo in Driver Install

To manually update driver in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, follow these steps:


1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.

2. Enter Device Manager in the search box, and click Device Manager.


3. In Device Manager window, expand categories and locate the device that you wish to update the driver for. Then right-click on the device name and select Update Driver Software…

Following screenshot is for your reference.


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.


4. Click Browse my Computer for driver software.



5. Click Browse to find the location of the downloaded driver file. Then click Next button to install the driver. 



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


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. 

  • Curtis Pea

    When Manually updating drivers, you need to type in the exact location of the driver. You cannot just browse the folder because the location of the folder it won’t be there, and then it will work.

  • Ayaan

    Hello I have problem with my graphics .. why graphics is not coming in my game what can I do

  • Nick

    My usb drivers have disappeared from windows 8.1. They are showing in device manager as unknown devices. How can i I reinstall these. It’s on a netbook so no internal drive DVD.CD

  • thabetaljaboury

    i up gread to windows 10 and i lost dvd driver and flash drive what i do


    very nice

  • Adam Filk

    how to install manually

    • Judy

      How can I get install audio device out put for my ASUS T 100TS windows 8.1 bit 32

  • Asad Khan

    i have downloaded the updates but when i open the downloaded file , then they are asking for program to open that file but i think i have no match for this. i tried to download from store as i am using windows 8.1 64 bit but no result.
    kindly help me

    • camilla mo

      Hi Asad Khan,

      You can refer to the link below how to update the driver using the Free version.

      Alternatively, you can upgrade to Professional version. With Professional version, all drivers can be updated automatically with just 1 click.

      • Judy

        How can I do for solv the problem of red cross audio, no available touch screen, no batery signal, tq