Every component installed on your PC requires it own drivers to work as it should. With the missing drivers, think of the components as completely useless. Even when you have installed the driver, updating hardware drivers for your PC ensures that your computer works at maximum. It's highly recommended that you update your hardware drivers on a regular basis to avoid any compatibility issues, glitches or system crashes. New driver versions also ad further enhancements and improvements to the hardware itself. While Windows 7 automatically holds a huge library of device drivers, instances still arise where you need to manually download and install a driver yourself. It all seems good in talks, but when you're unable to find your particular driver, the result can be devastating and leave your hardware unusable. Before you give up, try DriverZone
, a web-based application that is deigned to do three simple yet the most useful things. Scan your PC, inform you about outdated drivers and let you download the latest drivers for your hardware. There are not complications involved, all you need is a web browser installed on your PC to automatically search and install relevant drivers from over 2,600 GB of driver downloads. Details after the break.
Semper Driver Backup
is a driver backup application for backing up system drivers and restoring them later. What makes Semper a bit different from other driver backup applications (such as Double Drivers
) is that it provides easier driver identification and installation, by creating a single source driver folder containing all driver files and not just the setup files. The operating system is also alerted of this folder by Semper, so that there are no conflicts for the identification of the backup folder. Furthermore, it provides a prompt for drivers which may not have successfully backed up and displays a log file at the end of the completion of a restoration process to help you determine if any driver was not properly loaded. This can help save valuable time troubleshooting faulty drivers.
Just like software, the device drivers are updated by their manufacturers. These updates are made to remove any bugs or to add some additional functionality to the hardware. Thus in this way the manufacturers try to improve the performance of the devices. It is always recommended that you should update your drivers regularly so that your system devices can work flawlessly. Here are the steps which you should follow to update your device drivers in Windows 7.
Note: This is a very basic post targeting towards those users who are upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.
Do you get annoyed every time Windows asks you to search for the latest driver using Windows Update? It is great way to update the device driver, but if you have the driver on a CD or you want to download it manually from the company’s website, then you can turn it off.
When you install a hardware or plug in a new device Windows 7 / Vista automatically selects the best driver. But sometimes you get a CD with your device that includes a driver with more features and a software too. You can also find the latest driver from the Company’s website that made the external device or hardware that you bought. If you don’t know how to update your device or hardware driver, then here is the easy way to do it.
Note: This tutorial also indirectly helps in answering the following question “How To Update Your Graphic Card or Display Adapter ?”.
Suppose you have connected a device with your computer, Windows 7 / Vista will now automatically search for the driver and install it. If you want to select every driver manually(because you have a manual driver that is better), then you should disable automatic driver installation. To do this you don’t need to install any software at all, you can do this using Windows Driver Settings.