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How to reinstall a device driver

Drivers are crucial for your computer and devices to work right. If your device isn’t working right, you might try to reinstall the driver.

To reinstall a device driver, follow the steps below:

  • Log on to your computer as an administrator
  • Click Start, right-click My Computer, and click Manage
  • Under System Tools, click Device Manager
  • In the right pane, expand any of the categories to find the hardware you need to reinstall. Right-click the device, and then click Uninstall
  • In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click the OK button
  • If you see a message asking if you want to restart your computer, click Yes. You can also manually restart your computer

After the restart, Windows should automatically detect and reinstall the hardware.

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