Windows® 7 driver problem
Learn how to fix various device driver problems that you might encounter in a Windows 7-based computer
Microsoft has improved its Windows series of operating system with the release of Windows 7. Microsoft was also determined to provide an operating system that was compatible with all most all applications and they have achieved it with Windows 7. Windows 7 comes with Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 12 which provides better and safe browsing feature and improved visual features. Windows 7 modernize and simplify the tasks you do most often. Improved navigation and a streamlined user interface ensure commonly used features and applications. Sharing data across all your PCs is easier too, whether you are at home, in the office, or on”the”go using the HomeGroup network. Windows 7 gives you more options in the way you interact with your PC, with alternatives that include multi”touch gestures, handwriting, and voice.
Techniques to fix the common driver issues in Windows 7 are as follows:
- Driver not installed
- Outdated driver
- USB issue
Driver not installed
Drivers acts as a communication link between the operating system and the hardware devices like a webcam, printer and so on. If hardware does not work properly it could be because of a driver issue. Some of the important driver software are available in the operating system itself, but if you are using a new device you would require a device driver program for the proper functioning of the device. The device driver software are available with the device package as DVDs or CDs. You can also download it from the website of the company.
A compatibility issue of drivers arises if you are changing the operating system. This happens when you install a new operating system like upgrading to Windows 7 and you continue with the old devices and hardware. In this case you would have to download the updated driver software compatible with the Operating System. You could download it from Windows using Windows updates or you can download it from the specific software company’s website.
In some cases the UBS drivers can create problems. If the hardware device that you are trying to attach is a universal serial bus (USB) device, disconnect it and then plug it into a different USB port. The Windows 7 would detect the device and install the drivers. Also the Operating System would give you a notification if the device drivers did not install properly.
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