Updating drivers in windows

Since they paid the bill MS has these drivers first this time.

Then only exception I've come across yet are two Linksys USB adapters.

Performance is also usually improved, so it is absolutely vital to keep all your drivers updated. GUIDELINES: FINDING & UPDATING DRIVERS: Finding drivers is usually easy. Download the drivers and then reboot after each one.

INTRO: Drivers instruct Windows exactly what hardware you have and what it does, along with any specific features. Note the chipset and BIOS type/date then close the summary window.

Manufacturers usually release new drivers frequently to keep their products updated and add new features. Then open up the tabs: The drivers you want to update: Once you know the drivers, google any with the manufacturer such as nvidia driver and then bookmark the link in a folder.

DEVICE MANAGER UPDATES: In device manager, right click the device and select update, try the internet and then try choosing from installed drivers.

Also, use the Unknown Devices app from Halfdone Development to identify any hardware (usually) that has a question mark.

Otherwise install any drivers over old ones unless you find different instructions for the piece of hardware. Some installers uninstall old drivers, tell you to reboot, then run the installer again to install the new ones.

After you install graphics drivers re-run the Windows Experience Index assessment.

I would never rely on Windows Update for any drivers - exactly why I downloaded the newest ones and installed them before connecting to the internet for the first time with a new build. Great tutorial, the app for the unknown is back in 2007, I guess the guy gave up on it. I have been using a free app called drivermax for my unknown driver issues.

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Select Analyse and then clean - choose the right drivers you want removed!

It will be all of them, just select the right ones above.

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