How to Install Drivers without Activating Driver Talent

May. 28, 2019 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows Driver Solutions

How is the driver installation on your Driver Talent, the widely used driver download and update utility? Some users have complained they could not install drivers after the driver download. In fact, it is the versions that affect the users to install drivers.

Driver Talent allows all users to download correct and safe drivers online in both FREE version and PRO version, while install the drivers automatically for a PC with the PRO version only. You need to activate it to the PRO version to fix the driver issues. Ah, that’s because, well… maybe the programmers feel faint with hunger and need several cents extremely for sandwiches.

Somehow or other you want to install a printer driver right now and here is the secret of how to install drivers without activating Driver Talent.

How to Install Drivers with Driver Talent in FREE Version

Now that you have downloaded the proper drivers you need with Driver Talent in FREE version, you could finish the driver installation manually by following the steps below:

Step 1: Locate the Driver You’ve Downloaded from Driver Talent

To install PC drivers from Driver Talent, click the Settings menu and find Drivers item in the right column. Then click the button Open Folder beside the Download folder path to browse the folder.


In the DriversDownload folder, locate the driver file in .7z or .zip format, and then unpack the driver file.

Note: If you don't have a file archiving software to unpack the file, you could download a free one from here.


Step 2: Install the Driver manually

There are 2 ways for you to install the drivers from the DriversDownload folder of Driver Talent.

1. Install Driver in .exe Format

If you find the file in .exe format or setup.exe after the unpacking, you could double click this file and follow the instruction on the screen to install the driver directly.

2. Install Driver in .inf Format

If you could find no setup.exe file after the unpacking except for the .inf file, which is not executable application, it may be a little complicated for you to install the driver in .inf format. And here is how to install a driver in .inf file.


1) Start the Device Manger and locate the device that you are going to install the driver for.

2) Right click the device and select Update Driver Software….


3) Click Browse my computer for driver software and then click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.


4) Choose the manufacturer and the model from the box (if applicable), and then click Have disk….


5) Copy the path where the .inf file is saved and paste it into the box. (You could also click the Browse to locate the .inf file in the DriversDownload folder.) Then click OK to install the driver.


Step 3: Restart Your PC

Restart the computer to make the driver take effect.

You are also allowed to install drivers in .inf format from the command line by typing the syntax below into the Command Prompt. And it must be done when you run Command Prompt as Administrator.

C:\> rundll32 syssetup,SetupInfObjectInstallAction DefaultInstall 128 .\(the file).inf

As you can see, it is never easy to install drivers manually even by following the detailed steps. And it takes time. However, if you were not that technical, computer problems such as 100% disk usage, black screen after update, slow PC, etc. may annoy you out of your expectation.

What a terrible experience this is! Why shall we spend the time on driver installation like this instead of going out to play Pokemon GO? Maybe it is a good idea to solve the hunger problem of the programmers.

So it is not recommended to install drivers manually. But we recommend drivers installation on Driver Talent PRO version, which can be done automatically in just one click and free your hands from manual driver installation.

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How to Install Drivers in One Click

Activate Driver Talent to the PRO version, and you will never download and install printer driver, audio driver, graphics driver, etc. one by one. Here is how to install driver automatically.

Step 1: Scan PC for Problematic Drivers

Click Scan to detect the driver problems.


Step 2: Download and Install the Drivers

Click Update or Repair and Driver Talent PRO will download and install the drivers automatically.


Step 3: Reboot the Computer

Driver Talent will remind you to reboot the PC after it finish the driver installation.

That’s how to install drivers with Driver Talent PRO version.

Besides, you could also back up the drivers, restore the drivers or fix system issues with the Driver Talent PRO version. For more information, please read:

If you have any questions on how to install drivers with/without Driver Talent, or you cannnot install a driver with it, refer to the comment section below or click the LEFT MENU on this page for help please. If you have any other Windows OS issues, see Resource Center section on this site.

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