If you failed to find the correct device drivers using the first two methods, then only use this a bit tedious method, learn it from Instant Fundas. For your information, every hardware device has a Vendor and Device id associated with it. If you can find this ID, you can find the manufacturer or vendor of the corresponding device. In Windows, it’s easy to find the vendor and device id.
- Open Device Manager (Right-click My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager)
- The hardware whose drivers are missing will appear as Unknown device, so it’s easier to locate the device.
- Right click on the unknown device and click on Properties.
- Under the Properties window click on Details tab and select Device Instance Id from the drop down box.
The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example:
Vendor ID = 8086
Device ID = 27DC
Once you have obtained both the IDs, proceed to PCI Database http://www.pcidatabase.com.
There you can either search for the vendor from the vendor ID or directly get information about the device along with the vendor name by searching with the device ID.
After you find out the information about the device and the manufacturer of the device, you can visit the manufacturer’s website and download the corresponding device drivers.