Update or Change a Device Driver

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic provides a procedure that you can use to update or change the device driver used for a device.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To update or change the driver used for a device

  1. Open Device Manager.

  2. Double-click the type of device you want to update or change.

  3. Right-click the device you want, and then click Update Driver.

  4. Follow the instructions in the Update Driver Software wizard.

Additional considerations
Additional references

View Information About a Device Driver

Roll Back a Device Driver to a Previous Version

Start or Stop a Non-Plug and Play Device Driver

Configure the Startup Type for a Non-Plug and Play Device Driver