How Can I Download Internet Drivers to a CD & Install Them on Another Computer?

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Downloading Internet drivers to a CD and installing them on another computer is essentially like backing them up onto a USB flash drive. Find out how you can download Internet drivers to a CD and install them on another computer with help from an experienced computer professional in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Josiah Rea. I'm going to show you how to take drivers, Internet drivers for a computer that you might be repairing and put them onto a CD or a flash drive and install them on another computer. And this is really great if you have reinstalled Windows or something like that on a computer but the default drivers aren't letting you get online. And if you can't get online you can't update Windows, you can't do a lot of other stuff that you might need to do. So we need to go to a computer that already has Internet access, download the drivers and then transfer them over to the computer you're repairing somehow. So here I am inside of Windows and this is, the drivers sets always have a weird code which I don't really like because you can't tell what they're for. But this is a driver for a Dell laptop to allow it to get onto the Internet, it's a wireless card driver. So I'm going to use a flash drive to transfer it over. You can use a CD but I prefer flash drives, they're a lot quicker, they're a little bit cleaner and pretty much 100% of the time the default drivers for whatever computer you're using are going to have USB support. So let me plug that in real quick. And you'll see that when it mounts the auto play comes up so we're going to Open folder to view files and I'll just delete the temporary files that are on there and transfer the driver. This driver is 52 megabytes big. Wireless Internet drivers are some of the bigger drivers that you'll download and they can take a little bit of time to get from the support site so just keep that in mind. So now we've got that one there and if we run this on the other computer it's just going to pop up with a dialog box, basically like installing a game. I hope you've enjoyed this video on how to put Internet drivers onto another computer. I’m Josiah Rea.

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