When you install a new Plug & Play compatible device, Windows 7 checks the driver store first to see if an appropriate driver is available. If yes, installation proceeds immediately & automatically.
If Microsoft Update detects that you are using an older version of a particular Driver, it will immediately offer to update the driver with a compatible newer version.
If no compatible one is available, it will prompt you to search for driver software. Windows 7, will by default, install drivers from trusted publishers without prompts. In other cases, you will be presented with a consent dialog box.
You can also always update manually directly by visiting the mother sites. I’m therefore listing below some of the driver update sites, which I came across on techpp. The list of Drivers for Windows Vista already appears at WinVistaClub.
Biostar drivers for Windows 7
C-Media AC97 drivers for Windows 7
To install Intel Drivers, see the Intel Drivers Updater.
These links may interest you:
Search For And Update Windows Drivers, Remove Unused Device Drivers From Windows
How to identify or verify unsigned / signed drivers in Windows 7 & Vista
How To Uninstall, Roll Back or Update Drivers
How To Troubleshoot Driver Problems in Windows 7 & Vista.