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Trouble shooting if a device is not installing properly in Windows

Trouble shooting if a device is not installing properly in Windows- When you connect a new device, i.e. a device which is not already installed to your computer, Windows automatically tries to install it for you and if it could not be installed will notify you if a driver for the device can't be found.  There may be many causes behind this message and several remedies for it. You can try the following if it happens-
Trouble shooting if a device is not installing properly in Windows
Trouble shooting if a device is not installing properly in Windows

Make sure to keep your windows always Updated


Your computer must be connected to the Internet and automatic updates turned on for Windows to be able to search online for a device driver. Windows can't check for the latest drivers unless automatic updating is turned on. Be sure to select the option to include recommended updates, or Windows will install important updates only. Important updates provide significant benefits, such as improved security and reliability, but recommended updates might include drivers for some of your devices.

Check for Optional Windows Updates While connecting a new device


If you didn't have automatic updating turned on, or you weren't connected to the Internet when you connected a new device to your computer, you should check to see if Windows can now find a driver for your device. Even if your computer is always connected to the Internet, you should still check Windows Updates for optional updates if some of your hardware isn't working properly. Optional updates often contain new driver updates. Windows Update does not install optional updates automatically, but it will notify you when it finds some and let you choose whether to install them.

To check Windows Update for drivers


1.    Open Windows Update.
2.    In the left pane, click Check for updates, and wait.
3.     If there are any available updates, click the link in the box under Windows Update to see more information about each update. Each type of update might include drivers.
4.    On the Select the updates you want to install page, look for updates for your hardware devices, select the check box for each driver that you want to install, and then click OK. There might not be any driver updates available. 
5.    On the Windows Update page, click Install updates If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
6.    Some updates require you to restart your computer.

Windows 7 Compatibility Center website

If Windows Update can't find a driver for your device, go to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center website, which lists thousands of devices and has direct links to driver downloads to help you easily identify what will or won't work with various versions of Windows. You can use the site to get links to driver downloads and software updates, as well as view what other users have to say about product compatibility, Check for Optional Windows Updates While connecting a new device, Check for Optional Windows Updates While connecting a new device

Checking the manufacturer's website for a driver or other software for the device.

If your device came with a disc, that disc might contain software needed to make your device work properly, but first check the manufacturer's website for the latest software and drivers. If you don't find any new software or drivers for your device on the manufacturer's website, try inserting the disc that came with the device, and then follow the instructions for installing the software.

Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter


If your computer is having problems with a recently installed device or other hardware, try using the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter to fix the problem. It checks for common issues and makes sure that any new device or hardware attached to your computer was installed correctly. Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

If your device still doesn't work properly after trying these suggestions, a driver might not be available for your device. In this case, try contacting the device manufacturer.



1 comment:

  1. Nice and informative post Sampat Kumari jee.

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