Find out what hardware you have and get the most up to date drivers from the manufacturer!
Automatically Get Your Drivers
There is a number of great programs that will detect your hardware and find drivers for you automatically!
Here is a link to a pair of great driver detecting programs:
You can take this information to the website http://www.pcidatabase.com
and find the specific device information for the drivers, then go to the manufacturer website and see if they make drivers for your OS, some hardware is OS specific and the manufacturer may not have driver support for your OS.
*Once you are in the Vendor and are searching for the Device you can hold CTRL and press 'F'.
-This is the Find feature, type in the Device ID and it will find it much quicker, since some pages are quite long.
Manually Get Your Drivers
1. Right Click on My Computer, Left click on Manage.
2. Click on Device Manager, you should notice on the right hand side icons with a yellow symbol next to them, this shows the device is unknown, or drivers are not installed. (assuming you are looking for drivers you do not have)
3. Right click a device you are looking for, left click on properties.
4. Click on the Details tab on the top of the …