Updating driver files by yourself


Once you've established there is an outdated driver installed on your computer you can go ahead and try to update it yourself. It is extremely working however to be certain that you know exactly what you're doing and have the whole procedure meticulously memorized.
This article should serve you as a blueprint for the actions that are required to install a generic updated driver on your computer. Remember the drivers get out dated all the time. As new driver versions are constantly being implemented in new and old devices, it is important to keep track and stay synchronized so that all your drivers are good to go, thus avoiding unnecessary hassles. Remember that the procedure for updating windows XP drivers is quite different from the one needed to update Windows 7 drivers etc.

Computer is good to go The best way to manually update the driver in question would be to go over to the manufacturer's website and try to find the most updated version online. Once you've found your driver you can download it and proceed to the installation procedure. While some manufacturers maintain an updated and comprehensive list of all their drivers, most driver manufacturers tend to neglect this important side of the service they should be providing to their customers, and refrain from dedicating the necessary resources to maintain a good driver list online. You would be surprised to find that many device manufacturers have pretty outdated websites, and the search capacities and content hierarchy make it even harder to track the required driver.

Many people prefer to skip this time-consuming and sometimes frustrating chore, and rely on driver updating software's to do all the hard work for them. The software's offer a direct connection to a database of millions of drivers, thus eliminating the need to find and install each driver separately. But beware - if the driver that you require belongs to the motherboard of your computer it is sometimes dangerous to automatically install it, as in some cases this will cause a system crash. In these cases is advised to prepare the system backup and restore point before you begin to tinker with updating the drivers. This is doubly true if you attempt to install the driver manually.

Computer hardware devicesYou should always remember that manually installing drivers can cause even more problems than you had to begin with. This is why it is important to create system restores so that in the worst case scenario you can always revert back to the old configuration. If you're using an automatic software, this is done for you automatically. One of the next articles will describe exactly how to perform this restore procedure.

Once you've successfully installed and updated drivers on your computer you would be surprised to find that not only does your device function to the best of its capacity, but sometimes your computer will seem to operate faster, and your Internet connection will speed up. This is the direct result of having all the driver conflicts resolved. Consider this an added bonus to having successfully managed to driver problem, and having taken such good care of your computer. That being said this proceed to the blue prints of installing some of the generic drivers can be found in your computer.