When you can, it’s best to go to the hardware manufacturer’s web site and download the latest for whatever you have. But sometimes you’re dealing with products whose manufacturers are unhelpful. A very good resource is here:
In the properties of a device in Windows, you can pull a VEN (Vendor) and DEV (Device) number, put it into the above, and hopefully find what you’re looking for.
On some HP desktop hardware, this is the only way to get drivers and BIOS:
If you see these in event logs, you are seeing the result of a mismatch between the running drivers in your machine and something in Microsoft’s cloud-based driver database. Do this:
- Control Panel
- search for Device Installation
- Change device installation settings
- No, let me choose what to do
- Never install driver software from Windows Update.
- uncheck Automatically get the device app and info provided by your device manufacturer
To get Autodesk’s recommended drivers for its products, use this tool:
In case they move the URL, this is the “Find Recommended Hardware” page, which is very different than the “AutoCAD Hardware Advisor”.