Weekly Tip 17

Download drivers from the Microsoft Update Catalog by using the hardware ID of the device. To find, open Device Manager, right-click on the device and go to properties, and click on the Details tab. In the drop-down menu, select “Hardware Ids”. You want everything from PCI to the second ampersand (&).

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From this example, I want PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1616. Take this, plug it into the Microsoft Update Catalog (https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/) and download the driver that comes up.

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