USB drivers in Windows® 7
Having issues with USB drivers on Windows 7? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows 7 is the best Operating System from Microsoft till date. Windows 7 also does not consume very large system resources which make it ideal for all kinds of users including extreme ones. As Windows 7 is light on system resources and help extract maximum performance from the hardware components users would be able to get better performance from the USB ports on the system. USB ports are found on majority of all computers. USB ports help users connect many devices such as printers, scanners, cell phones etc. directly to the system. There are no complicated procedures involved in using USB ports because of which even users with very minimal computer knowledge would be able to use them without any issues. USB ports on your Windows 7 computer also require drivers to function. Drivers are the communicating link between the USB port and the Operating system and without USB drivers, the port would not function. There are some problems that can come up with the USB driver installed on your computer operating on Windows 7. Such issues include driver errors, corruption of drivers, driver conflicting with other drivers on the system etc.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to fix and prevent USB driver issues in Windows 7:
- Malware removal
- Check driver compatibility
- Update USB drivers
Issues with USB drivers installed on your computer operating on Windows 7 might be because malware within the system. Malware are known to have capabilities to modify essential drivers on the system so as to cause issues. Malware infections might have modified the USB drivers so as to cause errors and other problems. Such problems can be resolved by removing the malware using an updated antivirus program. Installing a good antivirus program with real time protection would prevent such issues.
Check driver compatibility
Problems with the USB drivers on Windows 7 computers may be because of clashes between incompatible drivers on the system. As incompatible drivers would be in constant conflict, errors would come up and the USB port as well as the other driver involved in the conflict would malfunction. Such clashes would also make the system unstable. All Windows 7 users having USB driver issues are advised to check for incompatible drivers on the system and remove them so as to solve the issues. Checking the compatibility of the drivers before installation would avoid such incompatibility issues.
If the USB drivers installed on your computer got outdated, they might cause issues during operation. Outdated drivers would also clash with other latest version drivers installed on the system and cause series errors. Such problems can be resolved by updating the USB driver installed on the system using the Device manager or some separate software such as Driver Genius. Updating the drivers on a regular basis would avoid such problems.
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