Downloading and installing the updates for drivers of various hardware devices

Importance and advantages of installing the updated device drivers


A device driver is necessary for the proper functioning of any hardware of the system. Updating the drivers is necessary if the hardware part of the system shows any problem or the hardware device does not install automatically. If the Device Manager of the system shows an error code you will have to update the device driver. The following steps will enable the user to update the device drivers. First you have to download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website. In the driver update process you can choose to update from an installation disc or Windows® Update. Select the Control Panel from the ‘Start’ menu. Open the Device Manager option from the Control Panel. With the Device Manager open, locate the hardware whose driver has to be updated. Click on the hardware’s name or icon and select ‘Properties.’ From the ‘Properties’ window click the ‘Drivers’ tab. Click the ‘Update driver’ button. Then browse ‘My Computer’ for driver software. Choose the driver software from the list displayed. Click ‘Ok’ and follow any additional instructions displayed on the screen for installation. After the driver update is complete you will have to reboot your system.


Various advantages of installing the updates for the device drivers are as follows:




  • Improve functionality

  • Make your computer error-free

  • Make your computer reliable



Improve functionality



By updating the device drivers you can enhance the functionality of the devices as well as the system. Updated drivers will improve the overall performance of the system. The updated drivers only require low disk space. They enable the hardware to function properly with the system.



Make your computer error-free



By installing proper updates you can make your system free from errors. It is natural to have mistakes in everything made by humans. So by properly updating the drivers you can avoid the mistakes. The updates device drivers will fix any problems experienced with the older version.



Make your computer reliable


Hardware devices are vital parts of a computer. So by installing the updates for the device drivers, you can make our system healthier. By updating you will avoid the compatibility issues with the older version. The regular updates gives more reliability to the hardware devices and in turn more stability to the system.




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