How to Scan a Computer for Missing Drivers on Windows


Driver software lets a computer's operating system (OS) communicate with hardware and peripherals. Every part which is attached to your computer requires a driver to act properly, whether it's a video card, keyboard or printer. Most of the components and peripherals include a driver disc when you buy them. The Windows operating system (OS) also includes tools to find missing drivers. Use tools to scan your computer for devices without a driver installed. Windows then will connect to the Internet to download a compatible driver for your system.

How to Scan a Computer for Missing Drivers

Step 1) Click on Start menu and type 'Computer Management‘ in the search box.

Step 2) Once Computer Management menu opens, click on 'Device Manager' on left side menu of computer management window.

Step 3) If any of drivers is missing the section will be expanded automatically and marked with a little yellow color (mark) warning symbol. By looking into this you could easily figure out what drivers you are missing and you will easily find them.

Step 4) Right click on missing drivers component and click on update driver software.

Step 5) There is sensible likelihood that you simply have already got drivers in your pc, which suggests you'll click on Browse my pc for driver code choice. If you do not assume you have got the drivers on your pc then opt for the primary choice, Search mechanically for updated driver code, which can try and notice the drivers through Windows Update. If you select to browse your pc keep following these directions.

Step 6) Here Click on 2nd option. Pick from a list.

Step 7) Here you can pick the device.

Step 8) Select the proper drivers for system and click on Next button.

Step 9) Drivers will be automatically installed on your PC.

Step 10) You will be required to restart your computer/PC before the driver will work properly.

Step 11) After restart check to make sure the drivers was installed successfully. This time it shouldn't show any missing drivers.

Please make sure that you installed correct driver software if you choose first option to find updated driver software in step 6.