When setting up a new PC, you might wonder, “How do I install drivers on a new build computer via USB?” This article will cover three different methods to do it. You can uninstall your current drivers, use generic display drivers or use Microsoft Update to get updated motherboard drivers.
How to uninstall drivers on a new build PC via USB
Windows will prompt you with a warning popup if you need to uninstall a driver. If you continue to click OK, the driver will be removed from your computer. This step will also remove the links between the driver and the device and any associated registry keys. Your device will now be unusable until the driver is installed again.
First, open the device manager. This will show you a list of drivers. Double-click a driver and follow the on-screen prompts. You can also search for the driver by using the Spotlight menu. Once you have found the device, uninstalling it will be easy.
In the past, drivers were only installed manually. This was done to prevent conflicting versions. However, many owners ignored this information and continued using the older versions of the driver. Nowadays, though, these manual instructions are becoming increasingly rare. Instead of 150Kb zipped collections of driver files, manufacturers are moving towards belt and braces driver installations, which are designed to be more intelligent.
After installing drivers, you can uninstall them via Device Manager. This is a simple process, but if you uninstall the wrong ones, you could end up with a problem that is hard to solve. Once you have completed this process, reboot your computer.
Sometimes, it’s not enough to uninstall a driver. You may also encounter an issue after installing a new device version. In such a case, you can roll back the driver by selecting the device properties and the “Roll Back Driver” tab. If the driver has changed, a popup window will prompt you to confirm or deny the changes. Select “Yes” to confirm this action.
Alternatively, you can update a driver by browsing the driver software on the computer. If the driver is in a folder, you can access it click the “Browse” button and selecting the folder. You can then click the “Include subfolders” option.
Before installing a driver, you should first know where it is. Some computer manufacturers pre-package the drivers in executable or setup files. Once you’ve identified this file, double-click it to start the installation process. If unsure, you can try installing it manually on the PC instead of using the driver installation tool.
The next step is to select the appropriate folder to install the drivers. Alternatively, you can use the Control Panel to open the driver folder. You’ll then be presented with the Hardware Update Wizard, which points to the updated driver files folder. After the driver installation process is complete, you should reboot your computer. You’ll see the updated driver files in Device Manager when all is completed.
Using generic display drivers on a new build PC via USB
Using generic display drivers on a new PC is a great way to test a new video card without spending much time or money on the new hardware. Generic drivers are installed by your operating system and will get your display working, but they don’t always provide optimal performance and usability. Moreover, they will not be the latest drivers for your GPU, and they can cause stability and performance issues.
As you might know, Windows 10 comes packaged with several generic drivers. But these drivers aren’t optimal for high-end motherboards or discrete graphics cards. As such, you should update them as soon as you can. This will ensure the latest version of Windows will support your hardware.
In addition to generic drivers, you should also consider using the manufacturer’s installation disk. This disk will contain any drivers and software that came with the device. Depending on the hardware, you might find a program that controls or modifies the hardware. You can download this software from the manufacturer’s website.
Using Microsoft Update to update motherboard drivers
To update motherboard drivers on a new PC, you first need to download the proper drivers for your motherboard. The driver files must communicate with your motherboard and help the operating system function properly. The drivers can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website, or you can use a USB drive to do the task yourself. You can also use a third-party driver updater tool to perform the process.
Microsoft Update is a software tool that helps you to download and install all pending driver updates. You can customize your schedule so that Windows Update runs automatically regularly. However, you must be patient since Windows Update may not find all updates. In addition, you may need to restart your computer after running the software. Not all manufacturers register driver and software updates with Microsoft.
To update motherboard drivers, go to the manufacturer’s website of your motherboard. Many companies have a special website section dedicated to updating driver software. You can find this section by searching for the word “driver” or “computer” and finding a link to the relevant department. Then, you can select and update your motherboard drivers.
BIOS is an essential driver that controls many components of your motherboard. BIOS updates improve the compatibility of your motherboard with other computer modules. It is a good idea to update BIOS periodically to prevent your motherboard from malfunctioning. It will help if you read the release notes for each BIOS update before installing it. If the BIOS update includes valuable features, you should install it. The new BIOS version may require reconfiguring some settings.
You may need to install the Bluetooth driver if your motherboard has Bluetooth capability. If you don’t have a Bluetooth driver for your motherboard, you can search for it on the manufacturer’s website. Most motherboards that feature Bluetooth also include WiFi capabilities.
Updating motherboard drivers are accessible. You can download them from a USB stick or a folder. Once they are downloaded, you can easily install them on your PC. After installing the update, you’ll need to restart your computer. Once you’ve done so, you’ll be ready to install the updated drivers. Installing the latest motherboard drivers regularly is best to keep your PC functioning optimally.
The updated motherboard drivers are essential for a fully-functional computer. These drivers will also help you fix potential security issues. The process doesn’t take long and should not be a significant issue. You can easily update the drivers through the Device Manager. The Device Manager keeps track of updates to your motherboard drivers.
First, navigate to the manufacturer’s website to download a driver file. You’ll find a ZIP file containing the driver files. Right-click on the file and select “Extract” or “Run as administrator.” From there, follow the steps listed above to install the drivers.