I switched to x64 Windows 7 from my earlier x86 Windows Vista. Now I can't install drivers from the CD I got from my manufacturer. So, how should I determine which drivers I have to install? The
Device Manager shows generic components like Monitor etc., and doesn't find the real hardware installed. I have finally gotten my video and audio to work, but my touchpad isn't working.
So what is the best way to find out the hardware my computer is actually running, and download and install drivers for them?
EDIT: Some details - I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop, bought about 3 years ago. Dell's website doesn't seem to provide x-64 drivers(or those or windows 7), and I have trouble figuring out all my hardware from the configuration they have in their records. I was able to get my video card details, and then manually install the driver. But some things like touchpad, card reader are not being installed from the OEM cd or windows update and I can't figure out my hardware details.