Friday, February 10, 2012

Find that missing driver

A nice resource to have is the ability to grab the device id of a missing hardware driver and get the correct softwaredriver in return.

Get the hardware device-ID. Copy the last line of values, for example \\USB\VID_08FF&PID_2580 for the struggling fingerprintreader.

Goto catalogue.microsoft.com, and input the deviceid. Put the device in your basket and download. This will get you a cab-file, which you can extract using 7Zip. Then just update your missing driver and point the search to your newly extracted folder.

Resources:

catalogue.microsoft.com

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