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How do I Manually Install Downloaded Drivers?

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December 23, 2011 2:01:54 PM

How do I Manually Install Downloaded Drivers?

There are a couple ZIPs with a ton of files in them (setups, CFG setting folders, etc..)

Then there are a couple Application Drivers (USB 3.0 driver, Ethernet Driver, Chipset Intel Driver)

I just built my PC from scratch and it posted just a couple days ago.

I downloaded all of the very latest most important drivers directly because I didn't want Windows doing it.

Do I just double click the application and let it do its thing? Or is it more than that? What about the Zips with lots of files?

Thanks!
a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2011 2:55:16 PM

First unzip (Extract all files) the zipped folder. Then double click on the Application.
December 23, 2011 3:27:13 PM

Thank you Ubrales. Does it matter where I extract the files?

I was worried that I would extract it somewhere it isn't supposed to be.
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December 23, 2011 4:07:55 PM

You just need to know where you extract them.

The default application installer should have pre configured installation directories.
December 23, 2011 4:08:48 PM

Thanks alvgee. I'll just used the pre-configured.
a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2011 8:37:54 PM

jamor said:
Thank you Ubrales. Does it matter where I extract the files?

I was worried that I would extract it somewhere it isn't supposed to be.

Don't worry about where they are extracted to - usually it will be to the same download folder. After the driver is installed, delete the zipped folder, and after a few weeks delete the extracted folder too to conserve hard disk space.
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