Windows® Vista® device drivers
Role of device drivers in a Windows Vista system and tips for their installation
The device drivers are software programs designed by the system manufacturer for your computer. After you install a new operating system like Microsoft Windows Vista, you need to obtain compatible drivers for the system. To provide access to many devices like hardware, software and different applications you need these device drivers in the system. These devices are attached to the processor and makes access to above components easier. You can also use these device drivers for the functioning of external components like USB, printer etc. Higher-level codes in your desktop can be written independently with a proper device driver installed. It might control any type of hardware device and improves the entire performance of the system.
Here are some tips to obtain and install device drivers in Windows Vista:
- Install from authorized websites
- Install with Device Manager window
- Install with configuration CDs
Install from authorized websites
You can install device drivers for your Microsoft Windows Vista system from different websites. But, to get the correct device driver in your system, you need to install these drivers from authorized websites. You can use manufacturer's websites for this purpose who always provides compatible components for their system available in the website. For this, you need to note the serial ID of the device and enter the ID in the specified columns to get the proper driver.
Install with Device Manager window
The Device Manager located in the Control panel lets you obtain and install the device driver for your Windows Vista system. The Control Panel contains a detailed list of all devices and drivers in your system. You need to select the device for which driver needs to be installed in your system. After making the selection you need to right-click on the device to enable Automatic Updates. With this, you could get the best device driver installed in your system when you turn on the Internet connection in your system.
You can use a number of installation CDs for installing device driver in your Windows Vista system. You could make use of manufacturer's CDs for this purpose if you have the CDs with you. You can purchase the installation CDs from retailers also. To install the driver using these CDs, you need to insert the CD in the CD drive of your Widows Vista system and open the set-up window to start installing. Follow the instructions with the driver manual and get the driver installed.