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Learn about driver availability for systems that upgraded to lớn Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

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This article explains the driver testing process for tăng cấp to lớn Windows 10, and describes the process to lớn install drivers for Windows 8.1 on a computer that is upgraded to Windows 10.

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Why are there no Windows 10 drivers for my tested computer?

Many tested systems have no Windows 10 drivers that are listed on the Drivers and Downloads trang web, as the lachạy thử Windows 7 SP1 and/or Windows 8.1 drivers work normally in Windows 10. No additional drivers should need lớn be installed after nâng cấp.

When a computer is upgraded to lớn Windows 10, the existing hardware drivers on the computer are carried over to lớn the new operating system. Computers that are tested for tăng cấp lớn Windows 10 from older operating systems (Windows 7 SP1 and/or Windows 8.1 Update) have been tested lớn ensure that the lakiểm tra drivers available on the Drivers và Downloads web site for those operating systems work correctly in Windows 10. If the lakiểm tra Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 drivers for that computer vì not work correctly, has created a version of the driver for Windows 10. This driver is made available on the Drivers & Downloads page for the tested computer and is also added khổng lồ Windows Update. Only drivers that require an update are listed under the Windows 10 section of the drivers page.

Note: Computers that are factoryinstalled with Windows 10 have all drivers for all components available on the Drivers and Downloads website.

If you need khổng lồ reinstall a driver for a tested computer và there is no Windows 10 driver available, use the lakiểm tra Windows 8.1 driver by following the methods below. If no Windows 8.1 driver is available for a component, use the Windows 8 or Windows 7 driver.

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Note: Not every printer has Windows10 or even Windows8 or 8.1drivers, some only have sầu older Windows drivers, these may still allow you to use your printer in Windows 10 using compatibility mode. For information, refer khổng lồ Knowledge base article,"Installing Windows Older Printer Drivers in Windows 10."

Method 1: Download and install the Windows 8.1 driver

Many Windows 8.1 drivers will install in Windows 10 without incident if there is noWindows 10 driver. Visit the Drivers and Downloads trang web for your computer, & select the Windows 8.1 operating system in the dropdown provided. Be sure to have sầu your system Service Tag available to get the drivers that are right for your computer.

Method 2: Extract & install the vendor executable

If the installer package fails khổng lồ install, you can attempt to lớn install the driver using the vendor executable inside the installer package. Follow these steps:

Download and execute the Windows 8.1 driver as shown above sầu. As part of this process, the files are extracted to lớn C:ehefs.orgDriversRXXXXXX, where RXXXXXX is a specific folder for your driver. Look inside this folder for a program named setup.exe pháo, and run that executable.

Method 3: Manually update the driver using Device Manager

If neither of the approaches above sầu work, you may need khổng lồ manually update the driver. To bởi this, perkhung these steps:

Be sure you have extracted the files from the installer package as described in the section Extract và install the vendor executable above sầu. ClickStart
, then type "device manager." Select Device Manager. Locate the driver that is not working correctly (indicated by a yellow exclamation mark or "bang"). Right-cliông chồng the driver, then select Update Driver Software….

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Select Browse my computer for driver software. Click Browse..., then browse to the location of the files that you extracted from the installer package, looking for a file of type INF. This is the information file that the system needs to update the driver. Proceed through the on-screen instructions to lớn complete the driver update.