For example, the driver CD you receive with your printer likely contains the drivers for dozens of different printers and not just the printer you purchased.When installing the drivers, make sure you are installing the drivers for your printer and not another printer model.
A computer or hardware manufacturer may place the drivers on a CD, diskette, or folder on the hard drive for Windows to find and use during its hardware detection.
Below are steps on how to install drivers for a new device and upgrade a device's driver for this setup.
If the folder contains executable files or a setup file you can install the driver using an executable.
If the directory contains files, you can install the driver using an inf or use the "have disk" option during the install.
If the drivers are compressed into a file, you need to uncompress the file.
If you have not yet downloaded the drivers you can find drivers for your computer through the computer or device manufacturer.
Once the drive is connected to the computer, open Windows Explorer and then the drive letter for the computer drive.
For example, if you have a USB drive that is assigned the E: drive when connected, you would open the E: drive.
Also, make sure you are installing it for the version of Windows you are running on your computer.
Below is an example of how a file structure may look on your disc.
After the drivers have been downloaded, you must determine how the drivers are packaged.