How to download and install PowerSpec Drivers in Windows

Description: This article will show you how to download a PowerSpec driver from the website and install it on your PowerSpec computer. This process is intended to be done on a desktop or notebook computer that will have sufficient storage space available to download sometimes LARGE driver files and also have the means to connect something like a USB flash drive or external hard drive to transfer these drivers to the PowerSpec computer. This tool can also be used on the actual computer needing the drivers as long as it has a working internet connection.

  1. From the Micro Center Tech Support home page, scroll down the page, find and click on the banner labeled PowerSpec - Find drivers for your PowerSpec computer: You can go directly to this link to locate the PowerSpec driver search tool.
    Micro Center Tech Support, PowerSpec Drivers
  2. Enter the model number of the computer in the box and click Find Drivers. For this example, we will be using the G420.
    PowerSpec Drivers Search, Find Drivers
  3. Locate the driver you are looking for and click Download Driver.
    PowerSpec Drivers Search, Locate Driver
  4. When asked to Run or Save the file, click Run.
    Downloaded File Options, Run
  5. Once the file downloads and opens, click OK on the pop up box.
    OK to Acknowledge Driver Download
  6. Click Unzip in the WinZip Self-Extractor. Note the location that the files are being extracted to.
    Unzip Driver Download
  7. Click OK when the files have been successfully unzipped, and then Close the WinZip Self-Extractor.
    Self Extracting File, OK Self Extracting File, Close when Done
  8. Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows Key and E on your keyboard. Then, navigate to the folder the files were extracted to. Which, by default will be C:\Drivers.
  9. If there is a Setup application in the folder, run the Setup application and follow the instructions. If there is no Setup application available, follow the instructions in this guide to manually install the drivers.

    Setup Application available

    Example with a Setup EXE File

    No setup application available

    Example with NO Setup EXT File