Are you building a new PC, or maybe you are changing your motherboard? No matter the reason, you will probably have to install drivers in it to make it work. Generally, people tend to download the needed drivers off the internet and then proceed to install them. However, many people don’t get this ideal scenario. So the next best scenario would be to use a USB. But if you have never followed this procedure before, you might be asking- how to install motherboard drivers with USB?
If so, then there is no need to worry; I will tell you how you can install the needed motherboard drivers using just your USB. But before that, you need to know the basics about motherboard drivers.
In short, motherboard drivers are important parts of a PC. These drivers act as a software interface between the software and hardware of a system. These drivers send information to various software components so that they can efficiently utilize the hardware. As such, it’s important to ensure that these drivers are fully working as well as updated.
Generally, you need to go to the manufacturer’s site and then download the drivers according to your motherboard’s specifications from there. It’s a straightforward process, and all you need is a stable internet connection to download and install them.
But note that if you want to download GPU drivers, then you will specifically have to go to that manufacturer’s site. This means that you won’t get GPU drivers from the site of your computer manufacture. For example, if you have a motherboard from HP and a GPU from Nvidia, you need to go to Nvidia’s site to get the GPU drivers and not HP’s.
However, the problem arises when you don’t have a stable or fast internet connection. Then it would be best if you resorted to other options like using a USB. Now I will tell you how you can use a USB to install the motherboard drivers.
Know that no matter what, you will first need to arrange for the drivers. So for that, you will need access to a stable internet connection. But if you don’t have that on your computer, then you can ask a friend. Just ask him or her to download the drivers for your motherboard on a USB.
Then you need to plug that USB into your computer and then proceed to install the drivers normally. The installation process is the same as you are used to with any application or program. It goes like this- you will get a prompt when you click on a driver. It will ask you if you want to install the driver. If you click on ‘Yes,’ then installation will begin.
If you can’t ask a friend to help you out, then there’s no need to fret. You can also use any other computer with an internet connection to download the drivers on your USB. Once you have the USB drive, you will have to plug it into your PC and install it.
However, if you don’t have access to an extra computer, you can head to a computer service center. Know that before you go to a local service center, you should try to reach one which is aligned with your manufacturer. For example: if you have an HP laptop, then try going to an HP service center first before heading to a local one.
One common problem that you can face while installing the drivers using a USB drive is that of rejection. This means that the system will not run when the drivers are installed. In the worst-case scenario, it will completely shut down. Then you will have to go to a service center to get it fixed.
This can happen, especially if you are using another system to download the drivers. Know that if you are using another system, then the drivers who get downloaded are configured to that system. As a result, it doesn’t work when you install it on your PC. However, this isn’t a big issue, and you can always go to a service center to get your computer fixed.
Overall, it’s really easy to install motherboard drivers using a USB. The main issue is not in installing the drivers but in downloading them. Once you have downloaded them, then installation becomes easy.
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