Typically, Windows 10 detects and installs drivers automatically using the driver library built into the system and Windows Update. However, sometimes, you may need to update a device manually for many reasons.
If you have not yet downloaded the drivers, you can find drivers for your computer through the computer or device manufacturer. For links to the websites of prominent computer hardware manufacturers, see our hardware drivers index. YES it did work for me… dawm windows update… just re installing generic PNP driver with the help of a secondary screen solved the screen issue of my notebook. Sometimes, rolling back the driver helps with monitor issues. So, in this method, we will uninstall the generic PnP monitor’s driver.
If after uncompressing the file, it still does not contain an executable file, setup file, or does not install your hardware device, continue with the below recommendations. After the drivers have been downloaded, you must determine how the drivers are packaged. If the directory contains executable files or a setup file, you can install the driver using an executable. If the directory contains .inf files, you can install the driver using an inf or use the "have disk" option during the install. If the drivers are compressed into a .zip file, you need to uncompress the file.
The PNP hardware doesn’t need to install the driver. But when you see generic PNP monitor in device manager, it means that Windows is unable to recognize the proper device. The Device Manager will now search for the driver that is available for the hardware and install it. It is possible that Windows might have updated it with the new version, but if you want to rollback or keep an old one, you can do so. The only solution is to backup the driver so you can use it anytime.
In this case, Windows installs generic monitor drivers for such hardware. But again this solution doesn’t always work as the driver may not be fully compatible with the hardware. This leads to generic PNP monitor drivers in Windows 10/7. The PNP term is commonly associated with external PC hardware.
@Terrance – I ran xorg-edgers up until the moment when they stepped up xorg/mesa (?) libraries beyond what I had installed – which of course broke it for me. So the above output says that I have NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti graphic card installed, and the recommended drive to install is nvidia-390.
This becomes very useful for the old device for which OEMs don’t have the device driver anymore. As the computer is rebooting, an Install new hardware wizard should appear if Windows detects the new hardware. A computer or hardware manufacturer may place the drivers on a CD, diskette, or folder on the hard drive for Windows to find and use during its hardware detection. Below are steps on how to install drivers for a new device and upgrade a device’s driver for this setup. The executable may be packaged in a compressed file, which means before looking for the setup file, you need to uncompress the downloaded file.
Don’t worry, Windows will recognize it as new hardware and it will automatically install the drivers for it. When you plug a PnP hardware, it starts working without having to install any driver. When you see a generic PnP monitor on the device manager, it means the Windows was unable to recognize the device. Expand the group that contains the device you want to install. If you don’t want to add an extra piece of software on your computer, you can download the latest graphics driver directly from the manufacturer’s support website.