Frequently Asked Question

Installing Device Drivers in DriverFinder
Last Updated 2 years ago

DriverFinder assists you in installing drivers you have downloaded on your system.

After successfully downloading drivers, the driver status button will change from Download to Open or Install.

  • Open means that the computer hardware manufacturer provided the driver as a compressed file (e.g., .zip, .rar, or another format). Clicking Open means that you are instructing DriverFinder to unzip the file for you. If decompressing the file is successful, Windows Explorer will open and all you have to do in most cases is double-click the *.exe file in the directory to install the driver.


  • Install means that the device driver is ready for installation. Clicking Install will launch the hardware manufacturer's driver installation file. You will need to follow the steps as provided.


Note: DriverFinder always recommends viewing the Readme file before installing any driver for specific installation instructions or known issues. The Readme file can be found in the compressed driver installation file or driver installation directory.

Note: It is highly recommended that you reboot your computer after installing a device driver to ensure that all relevant system changes take effect.

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