How to Install a USB Composite Device Driver
By Dean Lee
A USB composite device is a single device that provides multiple functions, such as a combined keyboard and mouse device. These devices require a driver in order to work with Windows. A driver is already available within Windows, so oftentimes you can plug in the device to the USB port and install the Windows driver. However, some devices do not work with the Windows driver. In these cases, it is best to install the driver that is included with the device to act in place of the USB composite driver.
Plug the USB cable for your USB composite device into an available USB 2.0 slot on the computer. You will know if it is not a USB 2.0 slot because when you plug in the device a warning will pop-up stating that you plugged a high-speed device into a low speed USB port. A "Found New Hardware" wizard will start up.
Select the option to install automatically, then press "Next." The Windows driver will begin installing. If the installation finishes without a warning your device is ready for use. If there is an error, you will need to load the disc and install the driver from it.
Unplug your device, then replug it so that the "Found New Hardware" wizard starts up again.
Select the option for installing from a specific location, then press "Next."
Select the option to search all the drives, then press "Next." The wizard will search and install the driver from the disc. Press "Finish" when it has completed installation.
Dean Lee began writing in 2008, with articles appearing on various websites. Lee is currently a network technician with both Cisco Certified Network Associate and Security+ certifications. Lee graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and later completed a Master of Arts in communication at Regent University.