How to Find a Compatible Driver For Unknown Device Installed On Windows Computer.

How to Find a Compatible Driver For Unknown Device Installed On Windows Computer.

Find a Compatible Driver For Unknown Device. Do you have any problem to find a driver for unknown device installed on your Windows computer ? If so, you can continue to read this article below, it will show you how to find the best and the compatible driver for your device. The unknown device listed under the other devices at the Device Manager. Usually drivers are included in the package device. But for the other reasons, the CD driver damage or lose. Also you can use this method to upgrade device driver.

In this case you can't find the driver from the manufacture website, or from the other website. In fact many methods used to find drivers for unknown device, but it will make you confused to decide which method. We think this method below is very easily and simple, so you do not need to be expert to follow this guide. 

Find Hardware id.

  1. Open device manager, 
    • Click Start - Right click  Computer - select Properties (work on Windows 7 or earlier)
    • At the open window click Device Manager
  2. The device drivers are not installed properly will be marked with a yellow exclamation. as well as unknown device.
    yellow explanation - unknown device
    yellow explanation - unknown device
  3. Once device manager window appear on screen, now choose which unknown driver you want to find or update. 
  4. Right click and select Properties.
    device manager - properties
    device manager - properties
  5. Now you will open device driver properties window.
  6. On this window click details tab.
    tab details - device properties
    tab details - device properties
  7. Then under property select hardware id.
    hardware id - device manager
    hardware id - device manager
  8. Under Value you will see some hardware id code list.
  9. Now, right click at the first row of  hardware id code list, and click copy.
    value - device manager
    value - device manager

Download Driver From Devid.info

  1. Open this website on your favorite browser.
  2. http://devid.info/ 

  3. Now, paste the hardware id at the search form. (refers to step number 9 above)
    dev id - search form
    dev id - search form
  4. Then click search button at the right side.
  5. if you're lucky, devid.info will show you related result for your device driver.
  6. At the top row, you can select which Operating System run on your computer.
    devid.info - select operating system
    devid.info - select operating system
  7. Then, under the OS you can find the result.
  8. To download the driver, you can click the link or save icon.
    download driver - devid.info
    download driver - devid.info
  9. On the next window, you will see your device driver link with the original file text, now click this file to download.
    download original file - devid.info
    download original file - devid.info
  10. Finish.

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