The hardware devices installed on our computer systems often require a driver to be installed, which makes the device compatible with the operating system. Today’s operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows Vista have a huge list of drivers of compatible hardware devices, and this allows you to enjoy the features like plug and play. You simply connect the hardware device to the computer, it automatically gets detected and the device driver is located and installed.
All this happens without user intervention and your device is ready to be used with your computer.
But often we find that the device drivers are updated by the manufacturers in due course of time. It has also been seen that in some cases, the device drivers bundled with the standard operating system are of generic type and fail to provide the full functionality to the device. In such a case you may need to search for the device driver or go to the manufacturer site to locate and download the correct device driver for your hardware.
It is easier said than done.
If you have ever tried to search for a device driver, then you must be knowing how difficult it sometimes becomes to search for the device driver on the Internet. And even if you are lucky and able to locate the exact website where from you can download the driver, you may find that there are many options for the same device depending upon the exact configuration of your computer and you may have a hard time to choose the correct option.
What’s The Solution – How to Scan Your Hardware and Get Latest Driver Update
Luckily there are some practical solutions. Here is a tiny software called Device Doctor, which can be freely downloaded and installed on your computer. Once installed, it makes a list of all the hardware devices attached and installed in your computer and quickly makes a list of those, whose drivers are not correctly installed or which require an update to their drivers.
Just choose the list of devices, and it will download and install the correct drivers for your hardware devices. Simple.
P.S.: Please make sure to create a system restore point before making any changes, so that you are in a position to revert back the changes made by the software to your computer in case something goes wrong.
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