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5 Steps to Download Drivers for another Computer on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista

Jan. 20, 2016 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Tips
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Can I download Dell drivers for another computer? How to download Ethernet controller driver for another computer? How do I download a driver for another computer? Yes, there are many situations that you need to download drivers for another computer, such as after a fresh install of the Windows OS, formatting, reformatting, etc. all of which lead to that you need to download a network driver or that the computer has no any Internet access.

The easiest method to get drivers is to connect the computer to the Internet and download drivers, but “NO INTERNET” blocks your way. Don’t become dejected, though. It’s easy to download drivers from one computer to another. All you need is Driver Talent. You may have heard it or not. Anyway it’s a great tool and also the first utility to help users download drivers for other PCs with only several clicks.

Target: Download and install drivers for the computer which has no Internet connection

Requirements: A computer which has good Internet connection, a USB thumb drive or external hard drive or something like that (which can be used to transfer files), Driver Talent installed on both of the 2 computers.

Download and install Driver Talent on your computers. It works for all Windows OS, including Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

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Important Note: Activate Driver Talent to the Pro version, so that you easily download drivers for another PC.

Below are 5 steps to use Driver Talent to get drivers for other laptops, notebooks, or desktop PCs. You can download all drivers including network drivers, WiFi drivers, Ethernet drivers, Bluetooth drivers, display/graphics drivers, sound/audio drivers, printer drivers, motherboard drivers, keyboard & mouse drivers, USB drivers and more.

How to Download Drivers for another Computer on Windows OS --- 5 Steps

Follow the easy steps. If there is any question, leave it in your comment. We’ll check to help you out.

Step 1. On the computer which has no Internet, export the hardware profile

On the computer which has no Internet connection, run Driver Talent. On the "Pre-download" interface, choose the third option "Export my hardware profile to download drivers on another PC". Click "Next". Select the hardware profile directory, which saves the exported hardware profile (the default directory is recommended), and click "Export".

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Step 2. Transfer the hardware profile to the computer which has Internet

After the export is finished, you will see a file named "pre-download" in the save directory folder. And that is the hardware profile. Transfer the "pre-download" file to your computer which has a good Internet connection via the USB drive or the external hard drive.

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Step 3. On the computer which has Internet connection, download drivers using the transferred hardware profile

On your computer which has good Internet access, run Driver Talent. On the "Pre-download" interface, choose the second option "Pre-download drivers for another PC by importing hardware profile". And click "Next".

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Choose the transferred hardware profile, the download directory, in which the downloaded drivers will be saved (the default directory folder is recommended), and click "Scan".

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Click “Download” to start downloading all the correct drivers for the computer which has no Internet connection.

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Step 4. Transfer the downloaded drivers to the computer which has no Internet access

The downloaded drivers are saved in the save folder. Open it, use the USB drive or the external hard drive or something like that to transfer the downloaded drivers to the computer which has no internet connection and which you need to install drivers to. See 4 Ways to Transfer Drivers from One Computer to Another.

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Step 5. On the computer which has no Internet, install drivers

On the computer without Internet, click the "Pre-download" interface of Driver Talent, choose the last option "Install drivers with downloaded driver files", and click "Next".

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Choose the driver files which you have transferred onto the computer in step 4. Click "Scan".

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After scan, click "Install" to install all the downloaded drivers.

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After all the steps are finished, restart the computer. Only with a restart will all the newly-installed drivers take effect to work.

You can user Driver Talent (Pro version) to download all drivers for another computer, including Dell drivers, Asus drivers, Acer drivers, Dell drivers, HP drivers, Sony drivers, Lenovo drivers, Samsung drivers, Toshiba drivers, IBM drivers, Alienware drivers, Compaq drivers, Gateway drivers, LG drivers, Microsoft drivers, MSI drivers, etc.

Bonus Tip: How to Download and Install Network Drivers without Internet Connection

Another easy solution to solve driver problems on your no-internet computer, is to use Driver Talent for Network Card, which is especially designed for you to install WiFi/wireless/Ethernet network drivers without Internet access. Once the network driver is installed, you will have good Internet connection and can start to download any drivers for this computer.

On another computer which has Internet access available, download Driver Talent for Network Card. Transfer it to the computer which has no Internet connection via a USB flash disk, phone, or something like that. Install Driver Talent for Network Card on the no-internet computer. You will notice that during the process, the network driver is installed on your computer. After the installation is finished, you will have a good Internet connection. Now use this utility to start download other drivers your computer need.