Best tool for identifying unknown drivers for me is of course AIDA64!
Program is not free, but it’s free version will do just the trick(keep in mind if you use old installation that you downloaded at least a month ago, it probably won’t work,
so whenever you need to identify your drivers download fresh AIDA64 installation from FinalWire web site).
Here is link for AIDA64 EXTREME (just select file in first row, green download button if you wanna demo version(that will do the trick), and if you wanna support them, buy full version,
when you select you version, then you just choose download location(I prefer first one(from download.64.com).
P.S. first row is exe file, so you might wanna disable antivirus for a few minutes to install it, some antivirus software may recognize any .exe file like virus…
When you download .exe file, double click on it to install the program, choose your preferred language and then click “OK”, then “next”, check “I accept the agreement and click “next” again,
then on next screen you can change default location of program installation or you leave it be, then leave unchecked box(don’t create start menu folder), on next screen check “create desktop icon” and leave empty check box for creating quick launch icon, and one more time next, then install and on next screen check just fist check box and click finish.
When program starts pop-up box will come out saying: This program is not free. It is an evaluation of copyrighted software.
If you use it beyond the 30-days evaluation period, you are expected to register it with the author(so we won’t use it more that 30 days), just click OK and that’s it.
P.S. sometimes you can see some strange hieroglyphics if you have some other language other that English as you primary windows language, then you just do the following(if it’s not the case with you just skip these 3 pictures):
After successful installation, navigate to Devices/Windows Devices and there you should have section “Other Devices” or “Unknown Devices”
Under that section you should have unrecognized drivers list.
Easy part is when it says name of device like example “PCI Device Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter”, so you know what name of driver you are looking(just enter on google Realtek RTL8168/8111 windows 7 64 bit driver and you should find correct driver from one or two shots.
Bigger problem is when you don’t have drivers name, in that case you read this part of driver, “Hardware ID”, again example(in my case I know the drivers name, but imagine you don’t know, it’s same procedure):
Hardware ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0412&SUBSYS_D0001458&REV_06,
this time you google search part of the name “VEN_8086&DEV_0412” to find out what is the real name of that particular driver, and when you google it(it’s name), then you use google with correct driver name for you windows distribution. I hope that you got it, feel free to ask questions in comments.