You can install most hardware or mobile devices just by plugging them into your computer. Windows will automatically install the appropriate driver if it's available. If it's not, Windows will prompt you to insert a software disc that may have come with your hardware device.
Install a USB device
Install a printer
What to do when a device isn't installed properly
Install, view, and manage your devices and printers
Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware
Install or remove a sound card
Install or remove a hard disk drive
Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
How can I decide which drivers are safe to install?
You can install most hardware or portable devices by plugging them into your computer. Windows will automatically install the appropriate driver software if it's available, or prompt you to insert the disc that came with your hardware device if it's not.
Add or remove a printer
Tips for fixing common driver problems
Finding drivers: What to do when your hardware won't work with Windows Vista
Add a second monitor