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I cannot install the Windows 7 built-in drivers from the Windows Update provided by Microsoft®.

If you get an error like the following, please check the following points.


  • Internet Connection:
    The Windows Update requires an Internet connection. Please make sure that your computer is connected to the Internet.

  • Device Installation Settings:
    Follow the steps below to check the setting.
    1. Click Start => Control Panel => System and Security => System.
    2. Click Advanced system settings.

    3. Click Hardware tab and Device Installation Settings.
      System Properties

    4. Make sure that the option "Yes, do this automatically (recommended)" is selected.
      - If the option "Yes, ... " is selected, click Cancel to close the Device Installation Settings dialog, and then click Cancel to close the System Properties dialog.

      - If not, please select the option "Yes, ... " and click Save Changes to save the setting, and then click OK to close the System Properties dialog.
      Device Installation Settings

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