Learn the easy and hard way on how to update drivers in Windows XP. Follow this easy step by step tutorial with screen shots!
Now today I am going to show you how to download and install drivers in Windows XP but first I want to save you a lot of time and frustration by telling you about the software I used.
How To Update Drivers In Windows XP
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your next best friend to your computer. If you want to save yourself a
lot of work and quickly make your computer run faster and smoother then
you need Driver Robot. When my friend told me to download it I
laughed and said I could just find the drivers myself. What I didn’t
know was that there were a lot more drivers than I realized that I
needed. And a lot of them weren’t even available online.
is going to go out and get all your driver updates for Windows XP
automatically. All you have to do is click a button. Don’t think
there is much to getting all your drivers updated? Well have a look at
this list. Theses are all the things you need to consider if you are
going to update your drivers manually.
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Here is a good list of all the devices that you will have to
manually search for to update, download and install your latest drives.
- Sound card drivers:
If your system has an outdated sound card driver, you might hear weird
popping and snapping noises during playback (especially in video
games). Certain sound card features, like surround sound, optical
in/out, or firewire, might not function. A missing sound card driver
will usually mean that your PC’s sound won’t work at all. Driver
Robot’s device database has driver updates for every single Windows XP
& Vista-compatible sound card.
- Printer drivers:
While Windows XP & Vista do come with a few drivers for generic and
popular printers, you still need the latest driver from the printer
manufacturer to get advanced functionality like ink level monitoring,
print quality control, and other printer features. Driver Robot’s
printer driver database spans dozens of printer manufacturers – we
guarantee that Driver Robot will have drivers for your printer.
- Video card drivers:
Windows can usually function without a video card driver update, but if
you want to use your screen’s full resolution, play games, or watch
movies, you need to install video drivers from the manufacturer. Be
careful, though – installing the wrong driver can cause screen
artifacts, random crashes, and poor performance. Use Driver Robot to
update your video card. Driver Robot has drivers for every single XP
& Vista-compatible video card.
- Motherboard drivers:
Your system will usually function properly without motherboard drivers,
but for maximum stability you should always be running the latest
motherboard driver updates from the manufacturer.
- Webcam drivers:
Many webcams have advanced features that are only accessible if you
have the manufacturer drivers running on your system. Driver Robot can
detect and update thousands of different webcams, giving you access to
features like color adjustments, quality, servo motor control, and
- Wireless drivers:
Because of the flaky nature of wireless networks, having the latest
drivers for your wireless card is absolutely critical. Without them,
your network connection might drop randomly, freeze your system, or go
really slowly. (If you’re missing your wireless driver, the wireless
card won’t work at all!) Driver Robot can automatically update your
wireless drivers – and if your system is offline, you can use the
Driver Robot exporter.
- Ethernet drivers:
Even the latest version of Windows Vista can’t automatically detect and
install drivers for all types of Ethernet cards. To get your Ethernet
working at maximum speed and efficiency, you need hardware drivers from
the manufacturer. Driver Robot can install these for you, even if your
computer is offline (by using the Driver Robot exporter).
- FireWire drivers:
Windows might automatically detect your FireWire device, but you still
need the most recent FireWire drivers in order to get the maximum
possible throughput from your FireWire connection. Driver Robot can
update FireWire drivers whether your FireWire port is built in to the
motherboard, in an offboard card, or inside your sound card.
- USB drivers:
Just like FireWire, USB usually works without a driver update – unless
you want to get full speed out of it! If you’re using an external hard
drive or a memory stick and you’re wondering why it takes so long to
get files on to it, try using Driver Robot to update your system’s USB
- Chipset drivers:
Chipset drivers are a critical component to system stability, since
they control disk and memory access. Using Driver Robot to get the
latest chipset drivers from your manufacturer means that your system
will crash less often, respond faster, and get better disk access.
Installing chipset drivers should be one of the first things you do
after running Windows for the frist time.
- DVD drivers:
Is your DVD drive slow at reading from DVDs or CDs? That’s because
while Windows includes basic DVD-reading functionality, true speed
comes from having the optimized hardware drivers for your DVD player.
Use Driver Robot to automatically update your DVD drive drivers to
optimize DVD performance.
- Mouse drivers:
Windows does include a generic mouse driver that works with most
pointing devices, but to use features like extra buttons, sensitivity
controls, and other adjustments, you need the driver software from your
mouse’s manufacturer. Driver Robot’s database includes mouse drivers
for every model of mouse produced since 2001.
- Keyboard drivers:
Just like mouse drivers, Windows includes basic keyboard functionality
by default – but using extra features like media keys or touchpads
requires a driver from the keyboard manufacturer. Driver Robot will
automatically install the right driver for your keyboard, letting you
use all those extra bells and whistles.
- Disk drive drivers:
Some hard drives require special drivers for Windows to read and write
to them correctly. Not using these drivers can lead to degraded disk
performance and hard drive errors. Get Driver Robot and use it to
update your disk drive drivers and you won’t have to worry about this.
- Monitor drivers:
You’ve just bought a shiny new LCD – so why does the picture look so
shoddy? You need the latest monitor drivers from your screen
manufacturer for Windows to recognize your monitor and feed it the
optimal signal. Use Driver Robot to update your monitor drivers and
improve your picture quality.
I wish I could tell you that is all you have, but that is an incomplete list.
On top of all this the software offers a free scan and you have
access to free 24 hour support. This is rare today in the software
market. This software works for all the major Windows operating
systems, including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Stay tunned for the part 2 which is a little bit harder!!!!!!