Vista Driver Update

Sometimes when your Windows Vista computer doesn't seem to be able to handle newer programs you may need to find a Vista driver update. Device drivers are the small programs that tell the devices such as your graphics card, sound card, DVD drive, etc., how to work with the program or game that you are trying to run. So if you find World of Warcraft running slow you may need to update those Windows Vista Drivers. 1. Download the latest Vista drivers from the hardware manufacturer's website. These will be the most current. Make a folder on your desktop and save it here. * Even with your newly bought device, chances are the drivers on the disk included may be an older version than found from the manufacturer. 2. Open Device Manager from the Windows Vista Computer Management utility. 3. With Device Manager open, locate the hardware device that you want to find a Vista driver update for. * Navigate through the categories of hardware devices by clicking the [+] icon. This expands each category tree.
 Specific hardware devices are listed under the major hardware categories. 4. Right click on the hardware's name or icon and choose Properties. In this Properties window, click the Driver tab.  5. Click the Update Driver button. *The wizard for the update driver will begin. 6. On the "How do you want to search for driver software?" window, click on "Browse my computer for driver software". 7. In the next window labeled Browse for driver software on your computer, click on "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer", found at the bottom of the window. 8. Click the Have Disk button. 9. Click the Browse button on the Install from Disk dialog box that appeared. * In the Locate File dialog box that appears next, navigate to the folder that you extracted as part of the Windows Vista driver update download in Step 1 above. You may find more than one folder in the folder on your desktop. Search for the Vista folder. If it is not there, continue with step 10.
10. Click the INF file that displays in the file list and click the Open button. 11. Click the OK button back on the Install From Disk dialog box.   12. Choose the newly added hardware in the text box and then click the Next button. * If you're prompted with a message warning you about how the device driver may not be compatible with your hardware, click the Yes button to continue installing the driver. Drivers that have not been tested by Microsoft are still okay to use. 13. The Windows Vista Driver update software wizard will now use the instructions provided in the INF file from Step 10 to install the updated drivers for your hardware.   14. Follow any additional instructions on screen to complete the driver update.   15. You may be prompted to restart your Windows Vista computer after the driver update is complete. *Always restarting your computer after a driver update is a good practice to ensure that the driver is functioning correctly. Now you know how to search through your hardware profile and find each one's Vista driver update. Click Image to Enlarge Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so irritating. - Bill Gates Vista Driver Update by PC Apprentice 2009 - 2017