How to install the driver if the installer cannot install

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Typically, when you connect some equipment to your PC, you install drivers to make the device usable. However, because drivers are closely related to the OS environment, some installers will not let OS checks install drivers when they try to install drivers on unsupported operating systems.

This section describes how to install drivers in a different way. However, keep in mind that it depends on the file configuration of the driver, so there are drivers that can be installed and drivers that cannot. In addition, since it is an installation method outside the support of the manufacturer, please deal with it at your own risk if a failure etc. occurs.

As an example of these tips, it describes the procedure for installing the Roland UA-1G driver on Windows 7, which as of 9/26/2009 is only compatible with Windows Vista.



Operation check environment

OS Windows 7
Mounting Hardware & Drivers Roland UA-1G


Note: This is not yet an explanation of the operating procedure.

Usually install the driver before connecting the equipment. The drivers come in the included CD or from the support site.

In the example on the right, there is a "Setup.exe" in the downloaded driver folder, so start it and install the driver.

However, since this driver does not allow installation for Windows 7, you will see a dialog like the one on the right and cannot be installed.

However, if the downloaded driver folder contains driver-related files as they are as shown in the figure on the right, it is possible to install them by another method. (However, it will be out of the support range when you can not install from the installer, so please install at your own risk for that)

Note: The operation procedure is from here.

The first step is to connect your device to your PC. Normally, you have to install the driver first, but you can't install it with the installer, so you can't help it. Once connected, the installation will start as shown in the figure on the right.

But it fails as right because there are no drivers. There is no problem as it is, so move on.

Open the start menu, right-click on the computer and select "Properties".

Click Device Manager.

The Device Manager screen opens. You will see a list of installed drivers and more here.

As you can see in the figure on the right, the UA-1G driver you just connected to is marked with a "!" mark because there is no driver (the name displayed here varies depending on the device).

Right-click the target device name and select Update Driver Software.

Click Browse my computer for driver software.

In the middle folder specification field, specify the folder where the downloaded driver file list is located. Once specified, click the "Next" button.

The driver installation will begin. A dialog like the one on the right is displayed on the way, but if it is a driver of a trusted manufacturer, there is no problem to install it as it is.

When the installation is completed successfully, you will see a screen like the one on the right.

The driver will be installed and the driver will be listed in the correct category. 「!」 You can see that it has also been unmarked.