Ever since I upgraded to Windows 8, I'm having issues with my generic usb sd reader device. It won't read the card that I insert. Hardware Wizard keeps on popping up. Worked perfectly fine on Windows 7. Do I have to update the driver of my generic usb sd reader device?
The SD reader device is much too sensitive, because if you use it roughly it will cause trouble for you. You have to check to see if it is working. On the other hand, on Windows 8 there is no need to update the driver because Microsoft updated Windows 8 to work smoothly. If you want, you can update your driver.
If you upgraded your operating system from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and the hardware wizard keeps popping up every time you use the card reader, try uninstalling the hardware from the Device Manager. Since you upgraded your operating system, it can be a problem with the driver. Uninstalling might fix the problem. In Windows 8, go to “Control Panel”, “Hardware and Sound” then “Device Manager”.
In the “Device Manager” window, expand the item for the SD card reader then right-click the device and select “Uninstall”. Click “OK” to confirm the removal then close the Device Manager. Restart the computer then let Windows detect the SD card reader. If Windows 8 has an available driver for your SD card reader, the operating system will automatically install the device for you.
Just follow the instructions to install the SD card reader. But if the SD card reader can’t be installed, it means Windows 8 does not have a supported driver for the device. In this case, go to your laptop’s manufacturer website and download the SD card reader’s driver for Windows 8.
But if there’s no available driver for Windows 8 then that means it is not compatible with your operating system. Just buy a new USB card reader.