Install Windows® 7 driver
Learn the role of drivers in a Windows 7-based computer and tips for their installation
Drivers are a very important part of the computer as they form a communication link between the operating system and hardware. Without drivers, the Windows cannot work correctly because it cannot communicate with the hardware. As a result, your hardware will not function at all and will work well below average performance. Only when supported by a correct driver, you can really make the best use of a hardware device. You need to learn many tips to install these drivers. Because if any problems happened during the installation of driver, it might lead to system crashes. First, you need to make sure that the drivers you are going to install are compatible with your operating system, that is, Windows 7. You need to make sure that the drivers are compatible with hardwares of Windows 7 system. When you install drivers, first you have to set up the drivers for each device of your motherboard. Next you need to set up the drivers for devices like sound card and video card, finally for some peripherals like mouse, keyboard and USB storage and so on. You need to upload the older drivers when setting up new ones.
Following are some tips to install drivers in a Windows 7-based computer:
- Methods of installation
- Automated tool
- Download from driver manufacturer's website
Methods of installation
The two methods for installing drivers in Windows 7 system are full automatic installation and manual installation. In automatic installation, there will be a set-up wizard when you run the Setup.exe file. In this method, you need to follow the step by step instructions and click several buttons to complete the installation. By manual method of installation, you need to install drivers through the driver program files in the 'Device Manager.' The manual method is often used by some advanced PC users when setting up some modified drivers.
If you want to reduce the installation errors and save your valuable time, you have to download the third party software like 'Driver Checker' or 'Driver Robot' for helping you. These automated tools allow you to scan your PC for missing drivers at no cost. They will not only find the compatible and up-to-date drivers for your computer, but also install them correctly. You can receive unlimited driver updates.
Most of the installation problems of drivers can be solved by going directly to the manufacturer's website and downloading the drivers. You need to install the latest drivers for your Windows 7 system, because the latest drivers can provide good performance. You have to update these drivers for proper functioning of hardware. Most of the manufacturers will inform you about the updates of drivers. After completing the installation process, you need to restart your computer.
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