IdeaPad-Y470 Lenovo Laptop Device Drivers on Windows 7

Sophie Luo, in Driver Install
This passage mainly shows you how to download and update device drivers for your Lenovo IdeaPad-Y470 laptop. The instructions are easy to follow and clear enough for almost everyone to handle the problem totally by yourself. 





This post will basically show you how to update device drivers in three different ways by the example of audio driver. These methods apply to all the other device drivers that you want to update. 


Quick through: 
Method One: Update Manually via Device Manager
Method Two: Update from Lenovo Website 
Method Three: Update Automatically (Recommended)


Method One: Update Manually via Device Manager

Updating via device manager is a go-to option for a lot of people since it is the easiest and most convenient way of updating a device driver. But there is always a downside: the latest version of device drivers might not be able to be detected by Microsoft, and worse of all, sometimes, Microsoft even provides you with incorrect device drivers which could do a lot of harm to your computer. 

1) Go to Device Manager

2) Expand the category where the device driver needs to be updated. We are using audio driver for an example, so we expand the category Sound, video and game controllers

If there is something wrong with your device driver, you might need to look for it under the category Other devices and see if devices with yellow exclamation marks can be seen. 


3) Then double click the option High Definition Audio Device. You should double click the device you want to update. 



4) Go under Driver tab and choose Update Driver….


5) Then choose Search automatically for updated driver software


You may need to wait for a while for Microsoft to help you locate the correct driver. 


As stated above, Microsoft might not always be able to help you locate the latest or the correct driver, so if you find this is not helpful enough, you might want to consider going the second method. 



Method Two: Update from Lenovo Website


1) First, go to support website of Lenovo

2) Select the Drivers & Software button on the top part of the page. 


3) Enter your product name here in the search box.


4) Make sure the operating system information is correct according to your own OS, Windows 7 (64-bit or 32-bit). Then choose from the list of choice of Component the device driver that you need on your laptop. 



5) We will show you how to download the Audio driver on this webpage. Choose Audio from the Component category, then click the down arrow under Download File. Wait for your browser to download the file for you.


6) Go to Device Manager

7) Expand the category where the device driver needs to be updated. Double click the device. 

We use Audio driver as an example, so we will expand Sound, video and game controllers and then double click High Definition Audio Device

If there is something wrong with your device driver, you might need to look for it under the category Other devices and see if devices with yellow exclamation marks can be seen.



8) Then choose Update Drivers… under Driver tab.


9) Then choose Browse my computer for driver software


10) Copy and paste the path to the audio driver that you have downloaded to the search box here. Then click Next to continue. 


11) Wait for the installation of the audio device driver on your IdeaPad-Y470. 

There you go. You have got the device driver you need installed.  



Method Three: Update Automatically (Recommended)


If you are not going to choose the time and energy consuming methods listed above, it is suggested that you try this method instead.

Driver Easy is a program that helps you detect and update the missing or outdated device drivers on your computer for free. Its well-founded and powerful driver database provides you with the best-matched drivers for you computer. With the help of Driver Easy, no more pain staking device driver searching online, farewell to out-of-date device driver that don’t fit to your computer anymore, just embrace the best performance of your computer at all times. 

In addition, it is a very easy software to use. There are only two steps involved.

Step one, press the Scan Now button. 


Step two, press the Update button next to the driver that you would like to update. 



That’s it. How convenient is that! Just download Driver Easy right now and enjoy the best driver update experience. 

If you want to enjoy more features such as driver backup and driver restore as well as professional tech support to help you with any driver problem, you can go to Driver Easy professional version. If you find the professional version not satisfied enough, you can always ask for a refund within thirty days.
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