How do I install the latest drivers for Windows 8

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How do I install the latest drivers for Windows 8

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Microsoft will periodically release updated drivers for numerous hardware devices via Windows Update for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Please check Windows Update regularly to make sure that you have downloaded and installed all of the latest updates, including optional updates.

To check for driver updates,
1. At the Start screen, type Windows Update.
2. Click or tap Settings on the right side of the screen, and then select Install optional updates from the left results
3. When the Windows Update control panel opens, tap or click on “Check for Updates” on the top left corner to receive a fresh list of updates

Please note that after installing a driver update, Windows Update may continue to show the same driver update is available until another scan for updates occurs. During this time, attempting to install this driver update again may fail with either an error code 0x80070103 or error code 0x800F020B. This is currently a known issue on Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

When this occurs, the driver should have been successfully installed on the first attempt and you can safely continue to use the PC. To avoid this issue, after installing any driver updates, click Check for updates to perform another scan and verify that no further updates are needed.

If you have all of the most recent driver updates through Windows Update and the Device Manager still shows an Error Code 10 or that the device or driver is not found, please check your hardware manufacturer’s website for drivers that are compatible with Windows 8. If you can’t find a driver there, try installing a driver from the disc that came with the hardware, if there is one.

You can also try using the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter in Windows.

If compatible drivers do not yet exist for your device, continue to check back from time to time at Windows Updates and at the hardware manufacturer’s website for new drivers.

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