By manually installing a driver, we actually mean installing drivers that come in .inf file format.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, you will need to disable drivers signature verification before you'll be allowed to install unsigned drivers in windows, see http://forum.hovatek.com/thread-752.html for the procedure
- If you get the code 10 error after the installation, simply ignore it. You're getting the error because you have installed an unsigned driver.
- If after the installation you get a yellow warning triangle beside the drive, simply ignore it. You're getting the error because you have installed an unsigned driver
How to manually install a driver in Windows
- If the driver is within a compressed file e.g ZIP or RAR, then extract the contents of the file to any notable folder
- In Windows, go to Control Panel then open Device Manager
- Alternatively you can press Win + R then type devmgmt.msc then hit the Enter button
- Right click on your PC name then, select Add legacy hardware
- The Add hardware wizard window will be launched, click Next
- Select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced) then click Next
- Select show all devices then click Next
- Click Have Disk...
- In the windows that appears next, click Browse...
- In the windows that appears next, locate your driver's .inf file and select it then click Open.
- Click OK.
- You should now see a list of drivers. Select the particular driver you wish to install then Click Next
- In the windows that appears next, click Next
- If a security window pops up, click Install (Ignore this step if no such window appears)
- Click Finish. If you get the code 10 error, Ignore it.
- Your newly installed driver should now appear on the list.