Updating file properties
A more generic drop-down box and/or the shortcuts on the left to navigate to the folder with the extracted driver files that you created in Step 2.
Important: There may be multiple folders within the extracted folder so be sure to work your way to the one for Windows 7 if it exists.
Note: I created this step by step guide to to accompany my original How To Update Drivers in Windows how-to guide.
Updating drivers can be a little complicated, so this visual tutorial should help clarify any confusion you might have had looking over the how-to.
It's important to download a driver directly from its source so you're sure you're getting the most valid, tested, and recent driver possible See How To Find and Download Drivers From Manufacturer Websites if you need help.
As you can see in the screenshot above, I've visited Intel's site to download the driver for my Intel-based network card.
The driver download may have been damaged or you may not have extracted them properly. However, you may have multiple drivers listed that Windows 7 sees as compatible with the hardware you're updating the drivers for.
For example, you might need to update drivers in Windows 7 for a piece of hardware if you're troubleshooting a problem with the device, if a driver isn't automatically installed during a Windows 7 installation, or if a driver update enables new features you'd like to utilize.If you're not that lucky, don't worry about it, just navigate to the folder with the extracted driver files.