troubleshooting Question

I lost the default drivers list of Windwos Vista Home Premium

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Ok, my problem is this:

For some reason I lost the default drivers or at least the LIST of the default drivers of Windows Vista Home Premium.

So now, everytime I connect a new device to my computer windows prompts for me to install the drivers form a CD, now, this kind of equipment (printers keyboards, mouse) they donot come with drivers for VISTA because they say Vista already have the drivers in it.

That I should only select the drivers from the windows drivers list.
BUT windows tells me that it has NO drivers, not even a few, now, please don't get me wrong, I am no beginner here, and I am not requesting a driver that windows did not have by default. A month ago, all this equipment had been working correclty, but the I install a new device and somehow this device erase some file (i am assuming original windows drivers list), this devices did not work correctly so I uninstall it. But after that day, now whenever I connect my printer o any other kind of device I get promted by Vista and asking for the drivers. again.. eventhoug Windows Vista used to have them by default.

So my quesion is: HOW can I reinstall this drivers or how can I restore this default drivers list onto Vista?
I am looking for an answer that does not require OS re-installation.

I thank you all for your time and effort.
Alan Henderson
Retired marine engineer

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