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Free Websites to download System Drivers

Upon system reinstall you ,may need to download driver. Such as Graphics driver and sound driver.

To know that you do not have installed your video driver or audio drivers. You need to open device manager.

Open My Computer properties –> Hardware tab- > Device Manger.

If you find some entry showing yellow icon. If the entry is named as Video Graphics Controller you need to install Video Driver for multimedia Audio Controller Audio driver need to be installed and for LAN Card or Ethernet Controller driver is required.


You need to first identify the driver name, model and manufacturer of a device. Then you any of the following website to download drivers.

You can our link to identify unknown system drivers

3 ways to find unknown device drivers  in windows

1. Download.com: Device Drivers


Download.com is one of the most popular driver download and software download websites on the Internet. All the drivers are categorized by type. The drivers are available by links on their own server.

You do not need to register to download the driver. But only 1 problem is that when you search for a driver it gives you a list of drivers many of them are the those which  you are not concerned with.

2. DriverGuide.com


DriverGuide.com is one of the oldest driver download websites. They advertise a catalog of nearly half a million drivers and firmware files.

When you search for a driver you are provided with many similar drivers. You may get confused to download a single driver.

You need to register before you can download drivers also for free accounts  the access is limited. You need to pay them to get access to all the drivers on their site.

3. TechSpot: Drivers


TechSpot.com is a technology website that offers forums, software downloads, drivers etc. The site has organized the drivers by type. No registration is required and when you download driver you are given the link of manufacturer’s website.


4. Soft32.com: Drivers


Soft32.com offers you to download software+drivers.

Finding drivers at Soft32.com is easy and no registration is required. The site has external download links to driver manufacturer’s site.


5. Softpedia.com:Drivers


Softpedia.com is a software download website and also provides driver downloads.

No registration is required to download drivers. The site also has direct links to manufacturer’s website.

6. SoftwareDriverDownload.com


SoftwareDriverDownload.com has also a repository to download drivers. The downloading of drivers can be cumbersome in some cases.

No registration is required at SoftwareDriverDownload.com. The site provides has external links to third party driver download websites. And you may need to register on those sites to download drivers.

7. http://www.softwarepatch.com/utilities/index.html


The website is great in terms of patches and upgrades to softwares. Also provides driver updates. No registration is required to download any driver. Site navigation is very easy. The site has external links

8. http://www.driversdown.com/


Downloading drivers from driverdown.com may become difficult because of site navigation. Although it has all the drivers on their own server.

No registration is required to download any driver.

9. http://www.nodevice.com/


The nodevice.com lists the drivers in two ways through driver type and company wise. The site is helpful in terms of FAQ, service manuals and user manuals. When you download any driver you need to enter captcha.

All the drivers are provided on their own server.

No registration is required to download any driver.

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  • amerkiller1995 May 21, 2010, 8:10 pm

    that’s what i was looking for

  • RJamil May 23, 2010, 2:48 pm

    Thanks for the usefull information. Please also consider one more site offering free drivers detecting and downloading:


    Ever had painful headaches searching through the web trying to find the correct drivers for your newly formatted PC?

    3DP Chip and 3DP Net are extremely useful freewares that will minimize your effort and time spent in finding the drivers for your PC components!

    3DP Net has the ability to automatically install the right network driver for your PC even if you reinstalled Windows and cannot connect to the internet due to the absence of appropriate driver. 3DP Net will detect which network adapter is installed on your PC and automatically choose the right driver from its integrated ethernet card driver pool that enables to use the internet with breeze.

    3DP Chip is another useful program that will automatically detect and display the information on your CPU, motherboard, video card and sound card installed on your PC. You can also choose to copy these information into your clipboard with one click for later use (such as posting in a forum). If you have working internet connection, you can choose to download the latest drivers for all of these components.

    We recommend you to run 3DP Net first after reinstalling Windows to detect network adapter and install driver, then once you get hold of internet connection, run 3DP Chip for other component drivers.

  • RJamil May 23, 2010, 3:04 pm

    Oh! Thanks for your quick response. I will check that link too.

  • RJamil May 23, 2010, 3:10 pm

    I think 3dpchip is the best site and updating drivers regularly.
    This article duplicates the same need and may confusing people like me!!!