Updating driver for video
Important: There may be multiple folders within the extracted folder so be sure to work your way to the one for Windows 7 if it exists.
Some downloads will also include both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of a driver with the 32-bit driver in one folder and the 64-bit version in another, sometimes nested under an operating system labeled folder as well.
In this tutorial, I'll be updating the driver for the network card on computer running Windows 7 Ultimate.
This tutorial will also serve perfectly well as a walkthrough for installing any kind of driver like a video card, sound card, etc.
So before you can update the drivers for a specific piece of hardware, you have to extract the files from the download you completed in the previous step.
This means that all you have to do is run the downloaded file, and the drivers will be updated automatically.
The instructions given on the manufacturer's website should tell you if the drivers you're downloading are configured this way.
Windows 7 has built-in compression/decompression software but I prefer a dedicated program like the free 7-Zip, mainly because it supports so many more formats than Windows 7 does natively.
There are plenty of free file extractor programs out there if you don't care for 7-Zip.