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If a device or piece of hardware isn’t functioning properly a solution to the problem is often to update the drivers. Sometimes Windows XP drivers don’t install automatically, hardware problems are experienced or computer errors are displayed. Updating the drivers will keep your devices functioning properly and will also enable additional hardware features.

 

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Four Reasons To Download Windows XP Driver Updates:

1. Your computer doesn’t load the correct drivers, they are missing or are corrupted
2. The correct drivers are not included in your operating system.
3. Your hardware devices are not working the way they should.
4. New updates have been released and are available to download.

 

Automatically Download Windows XP Drivers

Updating Windows XP drivers will make changes to the Windows Registry and other important areas of your computer. If you are an inexperienced computer user, these updates are often difficult and if it’s not done correctly cause other problems to Windows and your computer. To avoid these problems, we recommend using an automated software program such as Driver Detective.


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How To Update Drivers In Windows XP

Drivers that you download directly from the manufacturer may need to be updated manually through Windows XP Device Manager.

How To Update Your Devices In The Device Manager:


1. The first step is to download the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s website. If you would prefer an easier solution, download driver updates automatically which will scan your PC and automatically download updates for all your devices.
2. You can also use the Windows Update website to find your downloads or a hardware installation disk, however the manufacturers website will often have the most recent downloads available.
3. Go to your Windows XP Computer Management utility and open the Device Manager.
4. From within the Device Manager, find the hardware which has outdated drivers.
5. To navigate through the hardware categories simply click on the Plus Icon [+] and find the hardware you wish to update.
6. Right click on the hardware’s icon or name and choose Properties.
7. In the Properties window, click on the Driver tab.
8. Next, you need to click on the Update Driver button to start the Hardware Update Wizard.
9. When you see a question asking “Can Windows connect to Windows Update to search for software?” select No, not this time and then click the Next > button.
10. When you see the “What do you want the wizard to do?” question, choose the Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and then click the Next > button.
11. Another window will appear asking you to Please choose your search and installation options. Choose Don’t search. I will choose the driver to install and then click the Next > button.
12. On the Select the device driver you want to install for this hardware window, select Have Disk button.
13. You will need to navigate to the driver download from Step 1 in the Locate File dialog box that appears.
14. Click the Open button in the INF file is displayed.
15. On the Install From Disk dialog box, click on the OK button.
16. On the Select the device driver you want to install for this hardware window, select the newly added hardware and then click the Next > button.
17. The Hardware Update Wizard will install the new drivers for your hardware. Follow any additional instructions on screen to complete the update.
18. Restart your computer.



 

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