Monday, August 11, 2014

Improve Vista Performance By Installing Driver Updates

Microsoft released Windows Vista back in 2007. The operating system boasted many advanced features and options. But, it wasn’t a success in the market due to frequent security issues and performance problems. However, experts found out that installing latest drivers and Windows updates could reduce Vista problems to a great extent.

Importance of installing latest driver updates

Drivers act as the medium between the operating system and the hardware peripherals in a PC. In order to improve the overall performance of your PC and its hardware peripherals, you need to install latest updates to its drivers. If you kept regularity for the installation of latest Windows updates and driver updates while using your Vista PC, you could come out of most of the Vista problems. In the following steps compiled from the Windows Vista help page, you will learn how to install latest driver updates in your Vista machine.

  • Navigate to the Start button and choose Help and Support from the resulting menu. 
  • Select Table of Contents in the Help and Support window. 
  • Now, choose Hardware from the Table of Contents followed by Devices and Drivers. 
  • Be sure to select Driver software from the Drivers option. 
  • Following that, click the option that says Repair or Update a Driver in the Driver software screen. 
  • Windows will display a new screen titled Repair or Update a Driver. Locate and select the link labelled Update Driver software using Windows Update in the window. 
  • Click the Open Windows Update link when prompted. This will launch Windows Update. Go to the left pane of the Windows Update screen and click the link that says Check for Updates. 
  • This will authenticate Windows Vista to search online for latest driver updates. Upon completing the search, Windows will display the list of available driver updates on the right pane of the screen. 
  • Go through the updates list and note down the driver updates that you wish to install for now. 
  • Once you are done with this, start installing the driver updates. Highlight each driver update and select the Install button. 
  • After completing the installation of driver updates, exit the Windows Help and Support window and restart your PC. 
With the above Windows Vista help instructions, you must have successfully installed latest driver updates in your Vista machine. You should find your PC performing faster and facing least number of problems hereafter.

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