If microsoft does not have a driver for the hardware

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If Microsoft does not have a driver for the hardware for this device, then you're going to have to go to the hardware vendor's website, download the appropriate driver, and then use this option here to manually install the driver. If you click this button then you can browse to and select the folder where the driver was downloaded to and load it. Click cancel here because I happen to know that this is the latest driver currently available. Now another very useful button is this one right here: Roll Back Driver. If for some reason, after installing an updated device driver, you find that it really doesn't work very well, and it does happen on occasion, and you want to go back to the previous device driver, you can click this button and it'll unload the current device driver and load the next oldest version of the device driver. Now on this system it is greyed out. That's because there are no previous versions of the device driver. But if there were, this button would be active and I could click it and go back one version. If for some reason, you need to disable a device, you can use this button right here: Disable. For example, on this system, I have two network adapters. There's actually three, this is a VPN client, and it's actually software, it's not real hardware, but this is my wired network adapter and this is my wireless network adapter. Well, on this system, I'm only using my wireless network adapter, therefore, I don't actually need this network adapter running. So I could actually right-click on it, go to Properties, go to Driver, and then click on Disable. And it warns us that if I do this, it's going to cause the device to stop functioning, do you really want to do it?Yeah, I'm not using that network adapter. Let's go ahead and disable it. I click OK and notice that the icon for the device changed. Notice that it's got a little down arrow now, a little black down arrow.This indicates that the device is there and the drivers are available for it but it's been turned off via software. Go back up to our display adapter and access its Properties. And if for some reason you want to completely remove the driver, you can click on the Uninstall button. I haven't had to use this option very often but it can be handy if you just need to start over and load a fresh driver on the device. If we go to the Details tab, we can view additional details about the device. This is a newer tab that's only available in later versions of Windows, it's called Events. Here you can see information from the event log related to this particular device, which is kind of nice because instead of having to go into the Event Viewer and trying to sort through all the different entries to find a particular entry related to this device, you can just come here to the Events tab and it does all the hard work for you. It pulls all those events related to this device and displays them in one location.
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