Installing drivers help the system to work properly connected to the computer equipment.
To avoid errors in the functioning of the system and the operation of the device, as well as eliminate the occurrence of software failures, you need to carefully approach the driver installation procedure.
Regardless of the version of the equipment, the driverfor which you are looking for, from the beginning, you will need to find an updated driver for the device. Best of all, if the driver will be located on the installation CD that came with the purchase.
If the disc is not available, you need to knowdevice model. It can be printed on the box or is listed in the documentation for your computer. Check the hardware version, you can also using the built-in system of tools. Go to the "Start" menu and click the right mouse button on the item "Computer". Select "Properties" and then click "Device Manager" in the left pane. Find the name of the equipment to which you want to install the driver, and then go to the official website of the manufacturer of the device and search for the right software.
As a rule, all the drivers are placed under technical support or downloads.
Removing the old driver
Go to the "Device Manager" and look forthe device name to which you downloaded the driver. After that, right click on the relevant line and select "Properties." Go to the tab "Remove" to uninstall the software. Confirm the operation. After her works will be installed standard Windows drivers or device will be removed (in their absence). Now you are ready to install the driver.
New drivers for graphics cards can be installed without removing the device from the system.
Run the downloaded file and follow the previousthe instructions that appear on the screen. Accept the license agreement and wait for unpacking files for the device. The operation may take several minutes, after which you will be prompted to restart your computer. Close all open programs, save your work and make a restart. If the driver installation was correct, the device will be identified in the system and becomes available for use.
In some cases, the system will automatically be able to update the correct driver. To do this, you can simply press the "Update" button and select the appropriate option.
If the drivers are supplied for the installation is notan installation file, and file format, you need to instead of removing the device from the system select "Update", clicking on which you can specify the path to accommodate the downloaded drivers. After the operation is complete, restart your computer to apply the changes.