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How do I fix an unknown device in Windows 7?

How do I fix an unknown device in Windows 7?

It is also common in Windows 7. You can fix this issue by updating the drivers….Follow these steps:

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Right-click on the Unknown device and click Update Driver Software.
  3. Select Search automatically for updated driver software then Windows will install the new driver automatically.

How do I find drivers for unknown devices in Windows 7?

On Windows 7, press Windows Key + R, type devmgmt. msc into the Run dialog, and press Enter. The Device Manager can also be accessed from the Control Panel or with a search from your Start menu or Start screen. You’ll find unknown devices and other non-functioning devices under Other devices.

How do I get drivers for my unknown device?

How to Download Drivers for an Unknown Device in Windows 10?

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Right-click Unknown device and click Update Driver Software.
  3. Select the ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ option, then Windows will install the new driver automatically.

How do I find my drivers manually?


  1. Open the Device Manager from the Control Panel. You can also type “devmgmt. msc” at the Run option in the Start menu.
  2. In the Device Manager, right-click the device, and select Properties in the popup menu.
  3. Select the Details tab.
  4. Select the Hardware Ids in the dropdown list.

How do I install portable drivers on Windows 7?

Windows 7

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer’s USB port.
  2. Right-click on Computer from your desktop or Windows Explorer, and select Manage.
  3. Select Devices in the left pane.
  4. Locate and expand Other device in the right pane.
  5. Right-click the device name (such as Nexus S) and select Update Driver Software.

How do I Find My drivers manually?

How do I change my unspecified device?

  1. Log on to Windows as “Administrator.”
  2. Click [Start] > [Devices and Printers].
  3. Right-click on the driver for your machine under “Unspecified,” and click [Properties].
  4. Click the [Hardware] tab, and double-click the name of the machine being used.

How do I download missing drivers windows 7?

Follow these steps.

  1. On your desktop, press and hold the Start button and right-click Computer then click Manage. This is to open Device Manager.
  2. Click Device Manager in left pane.
  3. Double click the device name that you wish to update the driver for.
  4. Click Browse my Computer for driver software.

What does it mean when a device is unspecified?

A device is placed into an unspecified category when Windows cannot identify or find a driver for that hardware.

Are all models of the Sony Vaio® control center sold internationally?

Not all models are sold in all countries. This utility installs the originally shipped version of the VAIO® Control Center software. If you have performed a clean install of the Windows® 7 operating system, please ensure that all original device drivers from the Sony® support site have been installed on the computer.

What does the Sony firmware extension parser device driver do?

This utility installs the Sony Firmware Extension Parser Device driver. This driver also resolves the yellow exclamation point error that may appear in Device Manager next to “Unknown Device” which indicates that a driver is not installed for that device.

Is the US version of viao driver the same as UK?

The driver is the same as the one on the UK site. I have installed it again and the problem persists. The US site is good because it contains the Viao bundled software, some of which is quite useful. I may try rolling the drivers back to Windows 7 versions, then re-installing the Windows 8 set.

Can I install Windows 8 on a Sony vpcl22v1e?

Alternatively you could search the USA Support site for a similar model to yours as I believe they do support a clean install of Windows 8 – they may have a full Sony Win 8 chipset driver available. Just spotted your other post giving model number VPCL22V1E.