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24-08-2016, 05:42 PM
Install incompatible Drivers on Windows 10 - Are you unable to install non-compatible drives onto your Windows 10 operating system? No worries. There are umpteen ways to install the drivers onto your system and make them work efficiently. Basically, people who have Windows 7 and 8 operating system got enticed with the features that are offered by Windows 10 and upgraded their system to this operating system.

But, many people are complaining that the hardware components such as printers, speakers, monitors and other components are not functioning properly on this operating system as a result users are unable to carry out their computing tasks. The key reason for this problem is due to non-compatibility hardware drivers. However, people need to shell out money from their pockets to install the latest drivers onto the system. But, there are a few third parties who are selling these drivers, but Microsoft denies these replicated drivers.

Although if you are struggling to find out a correct driver you can take help from this How to Identify Missing Driver in Moments and Locate on Windows (http://www.howto-connect.com/identify-missing-driver-in-moments-and-locate/)

However, here, in this post, we will discuss the best resolution for this non-compatibility driver issue. For example, if you have a printer that uses to work effectively on your Windows 7 operating system and you have now upgraded the OS to Windows 10, then you need to follow the below steps to install an incompatible driver in Windows 10 and make the drivers work for this latest operating system efficiently.

Step 1 - Find the reliable site where you can find the printer OEM.

Step 2 - Select the product category.

Step 3 - Enter the model number and find the driver that is compatible to work on Windows 10. Basically, all the computer manufacturers have updated the hardware drivers to Windows 10, though, if you do not find this OS driver, still you download the drivers what you find, onto your system.

Step 4 - Connect your printer to the system through the USB port.

Step 5 - Right-click the printer driver file that is being downloaded onto your system and Select “Troubleshoot compatibility”

Step 6 - You can see a Program compatibility troubleshooter window.

Step 7 - Select “Troubleshoot program”.

Step 8 - Tick “The program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won’t install or run now”.

Step 9 - Click Next.

Step 10 - From the list, Select Windows 7(if your old operating system was windows 7, then select windows 7, if it is 8, then Select Windows 8) and Click Next.

Step 11 - Click “Test the program”.

Step 11 - The system will prompt to make necessary changes to OEM, you need to allow it make the changes in your system. Now, the driver is successfully installed on your system and now you would be able to take print without any kind of technical glitches.
Here is the step by step procedure one has to follow to unsigned drivers.

Step 12 -First, you need to press Window key+ C.

Step 13 - Click “Power” to view the three options (sleep, shut down and restart).

Step 14 - Press shift key and Click restart.

Step 15 - You can see a screen with “choose an option”.

Step 16 - From "choose an option", Select “Troubleshoot”.

Step 17 - Go to “Advanced option”.

Step 18 - A screen appears. Select “Startup Settings”.

Step 19 - Click “Restart”.

Step 20 - Your computer will restart, but before that, you need to choose any one of the nine options prompted.

Step 21 - Select option 7, i.e., “Disable driver signature enforcement”. As soon you do it, the system will load the operating system and will show you the desktop.

Step 22 - After this process, you need to go to Device manager. A list of devices appears. From the list, you choose the appropriate device and do a right click.

Step 23 - Select “Update Driver Software”.

Step 24 - A dialog box appears. In that, choose “Browse my computer for driver software”.

Step 24 - Another window appears where you need to select “Let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer”.

Step 25 - Click “Have disk” and subsequently, Click “Browser”.

Step 26 - Now, Select the driver and Click Ok.

Step 27 - If it prompts that “driver is not digitally signed”, then Click Next.

Step 28 - If you get a dialog box, Select Yes to update the driver software.

By following the above steps, users can easily update their drivers without any issues.

Good luck!