Download Correct Drivers for Unknown Devices

Most of the computer hardware's comes along with their respective device drivers in a disc. If your driver CD gets lost or corrupted, then you can always download the necessary drivers from the manufacturer's website or restore the drivers from the backup if you have created earlier.

But if you do not have a backup and is unsure about the manufacture of the device or your device model, then you will not be able to search the device driver online and windows will be showing errors like “Unkown device Found” or “Device not identified” in your system tray. Here is an excellent trick to find out the correct drivers for the unknown devices in your device manager.

How to Download Drivers for Unknown Devices

1) Find the Vendor and Device ID of the unknown device. To do this,

Open Device Manager

Hidden Uninstall Options in Add/Remove programs

1) Browse to C:\Windows\inf\ and make a backup copy of sysoc.inf. 2) Then open the original file C:\Windows\inf\sysoc.inf in notepad. 3) Go to "Edit" and select "Replace". 4) In "Find what:" type, hide and in "Replace with:" type, then select "Replace All", save and close the file. 5) Go to the "Control Panel", "Add/Remove Programs", select "Add/Remove Windows Components". 6) You will now see many more Windows components to uninstall. 7) Do not remove anything with no label or that you do not recognize or fully understand what it does. Doing so can break certain functionality in Windows. Warning:- Proceed at your own risk!!!