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How to update your Windows drivers

The Windows operating system uses special software (drivers) to communicate with hardware and peripherals devices such as printers, video cards, and webcams.

Damaged, missing, or outdated driver software can cause issues such as system crashes, sudden reboots, and program freezes, not to mention problems with your hardware device.

It's a good idea to update your drivers regularly, especially you recently upgraded your operating system or installed new components.

Instructions

You may need to repeat these steps until all your drivers are up-to-date.

  1. Click Start, then All Programs, then Windows Update.
    • If a User Account Control prompt appears, click Yes.
  2. Click the Check for Updates button.
  3. Click View Available Updates to see if there are updated drivers available.
  4. If updated drivers are available, select the driver(s) to install, then click Install.
    • If a User Account Control prompt appears, click Yes.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start, then All Programs, then Windows Update. If prompted, allow the Windows Update Web Control to install.
  2. Click the Custom button.
  3. Click the Hardware, Optional link on the left-hand pane.
  4. If updated drivers are available, select the driver(s) to install, then click Review and install updates.
  5. Click the Install Updates button.

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