Resolving Windows® 7 Driver Update Issues
Having problems in updating Windows 7 drivers installed on your system? Find out how to solve them.
Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows 7 has become immensely popular in a very short time because of its simplicity. Countless applications can also be installed with Windows 7 to improve the functionality of operating system. Like all other operating systems, even Windows 7 requires drivers. Drivers are the communication link between the operating system and the hardware and without drivers the hardware will not be able to understand the requirements of the operating system. All drivers installed on your computer operating on Windows 7 must be updated. Updated drivers will be able to initiate and sustain communication between operating system and the hardware which will result in better system as well as hardware performance. The drivers installed on Windows 7 can be easily updated using the Device Manager of the system. Users can also download updated versions of drivers and install them to replace existing older versions. However, some issues may come up while updating drivers in Windows 7. These include update process getting stuck, system restarting before completing the update, system freeze and so on.
Following are some tips to resolve issues with driver update in Windows 7:
- Remove malware infections
- Check system file integrity
- Update in Safe Mode
Remove malware infections
While updating the drivers installed on Windows 7, users are advised to ensure that the system is totally clean off malware infections. Presence of malware infections within the system at the time of installation of updated versions can make the drivers corrupted. An updated antivirus program must be used to scan and remove all malware infections from the system.
Check system file integrity
Updating Windows 7 drivers installed on your computer involves modifying the system files driver associations present on the system. If the system files on the operating system are not intact, then problems will come up while updating drivers. So, you are advised to check the integrity of the system files using 'sfc/scannow' command in Command Prompt. If any system file is found damaged, it needs to be repaired.
Problems while updating drivers on Windows 7 may be because the updation is being carried out when the driver is still in use. Users are advised to update the drivers after making sure that all unnecessary services have been terminated. For this, you can use Safe Mode. This will ensure that the driver updation will be clean and without errors.
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