Dell® Adamo drivers for Windows® Vista
Dell® Adamo, a high-end laptop by Dell® comes loaded with Windows Vista® or Windows® 7. Windows Vista on Dell® Adamo requires 13 drivers to function efficiently. Drivers are programs which permit computer applications to interact with the attached hardware. A driver which is not properly installed or which is not specific for the particular device will hamper efficient functioning of the device.
Listed below are some of the problems which are caused by Windows Vista® drivers:
- Newly installed hardware not functioning properly on Dell® Adamo
- Hardware malfunctioning on Dell® Adamo
- Internet connection problems on Dell® Adamo
- Automatic updation of Dell® Adamo drivers
Newly installed hardware not functioning properly on Dell® Adamo
Hardware requires drivers to function effectively. Drivers are software programs that sync a PC to hardware. In case the hardware is newly installed, it is suggested that the drivers should also be upgraded. Drivers are device specific. The drivers can be found on the installation diskette which is provided with the new hardware. They can also be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. The drivers should be compatible with Windows Vista.
Hardware malfunctioning on Dell® Adamo
The user may require updating the drivers for effective functioning of their hardware. A hardware which was working well previously may not function well. This issue can be solved by simply updating the hardware from Windows® update or the manufacturer’s website or the installation disk provided with the device.
Outdated network adapter prevent the laptop from connecting to the Internet. This issue can be solved by updating the network adapter manually. One way to do this would be by the re-installation disk provided with the Windows Vista®. In case the installation disk is not available, download the driver to another computer and copy the files to this PC and update.
For Windows® to automatically update the drivers, the user is required to set Windows® to download and install updates automatically. To install all updates automatically, the user has to turn on the required options. This can be done by visiting ‘Windows Update’ in ‘All programs’. In it select ‘Change settings’ and click ‘Install updates automatically (recommended)’.