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Need Drivers // Missing Drivers // Windows 7

If you need drivers for windows 7 or your missing drivers here is a neat little feature for windows 7 or vista users to get those drivers..

1. ) determine what drivers you need..

  • Click start
  • Right click computer
  • choose properties
  • When the properties box appears choose hardware manager tab from the left of the screen


now in the device manager ,, look for anything highlighted yellow

eighter with a (!) or a (?)


  • now click start
  • all programs
  • windows update
  • click check for updates now
When that finishes

view and install optional updates.. your drivers will be in there
install them.. restart and your done..




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