For those of you who are unaware, device drivers are specialized software, which allows your computer system to successfully interact with its hardware. And as such, we will be looking into the steps involved with updating your device drivers from the internet on your Windows XP computer.
Now, many of the same device drivers usually come pre-installed with Windows XP operating system. While in the case of others, you may have to manually add and install new video cards, webcams and CD drives.
Additionally, updating a device driver as such helps your system hardware to remain compatible with newer software and this often fixes bugs and other system performance issues. Your Windows XP system can also automatically update device drivers by getting online using the Device Manager Utility included along with your operating system.
So let us now take a look at the guide as formulated by the Windows Support team in helping you with updating your Windows XP device drivers.
NOTE: You can save on your time and money without having to call on the Windows Support Number simply by following the steps in this guide
Updating Device Drivers for your Windows XP computer without having to call on Windows Support Number
The steps are as follows:
- To first begin with, head for Windows “Start” menu and click on “Control Panel” then click on the “Administrative Tools” icon under Classic View. Or else you can head for the “Performance and Maintenance” option then “Administrative Tools” under Category View
- Following which, double click on your “Computer Management” shortcut then on the “Device Manager” option under the “System Tools” section
- You will then need to click and expand the section containing the driver you wish to update. Right click on the drive and select “Properties” then after, open the “Driver” tab
- Next up, click on the “Update Driver” button. However, note that for those of you who have already performed this action before, your system may automatically start searching the Internet for an update. Otherwise, proceed further by clicking on
the “Yes, this time only” or “Yes, now and every time I connect a device” radio button so as to authorize the Internet connection. Click on “Next” again to continue
- Leave the “Install the software automatically” radio button as selected and click on “Next” again. Wait while Windows searches the Windows Update website for the correct software.
- Finally, click on “Next” then follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the update. If you already have the newest version of the software, windows won’t present any update options
This completes our guide.