Driver Update: Laptop
Installing Drivers For Your Laptop
Nowadays, everyone seems to have their own laptop. The combination of portability and computing power is something that people find useful and this has resulted in a lot of people buying their own. In a hardware sense, laptops are pretty interesting devices – packing all of a desktop’s components into an easy-to-carry form, it manages to get all of the necessary bits inside of it.
However, like a desktop, these separate pieces of hardware need to work together to get your computer going. This is why when you’re setting up your laptop you’ll have to install the appropriate drivers to get it working properly. These can include graphics, audio, and network drivers; all the things you need to have a good experience with your laptop. Most laptops come with a set of installers that are appropriate for it. It is just a simple matter off popping in the installation CDs during set-up. Sometimes you don’t even need them – a lot of today’s operating systems have a suite of generic drivers that enable you to get most of your laptop’s hardware running. However, some specialized pieces of hardware may need their appropriate drivers to unlock their full potential.
Problems Associated With Laptops
The problem with laptop drivers is that they can cause a lot of problems for your computer. A laptop is a balanced machine and all it would take to cause problems for it is a single problem with one driver. A corrupted or missing driver can cause a lot of trouble for your laptop. Missing network drivers can cause you to be unable to connect to the Internet while corrupted audio drivers can stop you from listening to your favorite tunes.
Missing drivers can also be a pain when you’re migrating to a new laptop. Buying a laptop second-hand can leave you without the appropriate installation CDs for the needed drivers. This can result in lessened functionality and cause problems for you in the future.
Resolve Your Installation Problems With Driver Detective
Driver problems can be solved in the manual manner. Follow the simple procedure below:
- Identify the parts that need updated drivers. This can be difficult because a laptop is a closed system, but most laptops have a list of hardware specs that can help you identify them properly.
- Download the appropriate drivers from the Internet.
- Open your Device Manager. This is done by right-clicking on your "My Computer" Icon and choosing "Properties". Go to the "Hardware" tab and open it.
- Install the appropriate drivers.
However, you can skip all that by using a third-party driver update program like Driver Detective. Driver Detective automatically detects your laptop’s hardware using the latest in scanning technology, correctly identifying all of the hardware on your laptop. It also checks your drivers to see if all of them are updated. Afterwards, it automatically downloads all of the needed drivers – those drivers that need to replaced or updated from its personal online library of drivers and installs them immediately. This ensures that all of your drivers are complete and that your laptop is now running properly.