Windows® XP Drivers Update
How to find right information for installing drivers in Windows® XP PC?
When you are installing Windows® XP on your computer, you should know that it also comes with drivers for almost every hardware available. Sure, you will not get drivers for some unknown Taiwanese webcam, but you will surely get drivers for almost every component on your computer. Using these drivers might be good for a while, but new drivers are released all the time. Even if you cannot afford to change the hardware in your PC, at least be sure you have the best drivers available for it.
Here are some tips for installing drivers in Windows® XP PC:
- Finding driver information
- Downloading the needed drivers
- Installing and configuring the drivers
Finding driver information
If you are not happy about the way some hardware in your system is working, it might be due to problem in the driver. Before rushing to download a driver, be sure you know exactly what you need. The best place to search is Microsoft® Update. Choose “Custom Install” and click “Select optional hardware” updates. Chances are that you could find the driver update in the Windows® Update Catalog. In addition, the CD of the hardware might prove useful, as it contains all the information needed about the product.
Downloading the needed drivers
Downloading the needed drivers Once you have all the information required, you will have to find a location to download the drivers. Usually the best place is the site of the hardware manufacturer. However, you can find better drivers on some hardware developer’s sites. Passionate users that are demanding more from the hardware develop these kinds of sites. However, be careful about such sites, as you can find fake ones and that could harm your computer. Be sure they are approved by the manufacturer and also read specialized forums about these sites.
Usually installing a river is not so hard, but there are some drivers that need special attention. Find live assistance online about the drivers, as bad installation could lead to driver conflicts and computer crashes. In addition, drivers do not require special configurations. The Microsoft® XP drivers update can do this for you, and it will change the configuration when needed. Be sure to keep the live update always on, so it could find the newest drivers available.