How to switch to newer or older driver versions
Every so often, you may experience technical difficulties in the functionality of your PC due to the version of device driver you are using for a particular piece of hardware. Drivers are programs that allow the hardware of your computer communicate with the operating system to function properly. Sometimes, a driver becomes outdated enough to cause problems with Windows due to changes in security issues or other developments. Other times, a new driver may interfere with other drivers in a way that the older version did not. If you recently installed new hardware and you think the new driver may be the problem, use Windows System Restore to roll back Windows to a previous system configuration. This will restore the settings to how they were before you installed the new device, without losing any of your files. However, if you have not installed anything, you may need a newer driver version than the one you are using. Windows XP and Windows Vista both come with a handy driver update wizard inside the Device Manager. First download the most recent drive from the device manufacturer's website, or have the original driver CD handy.
To make driver updates: Using XP: 1. Access Device Manager (through Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Device Manager).
2. Right click the device you need to update, select Properties, and click Update Driver in the Driver tab.
3. Choose No, not this time then Install from a list or specific location then Don't search then have disk then browse.
4. Locate the file you downloaded from the manufacturer, click open, and follow through any additional instructions. Restart your computer.
Using Vista: 1. Follow steps 1 and 2 above. 2. Click Browse my computer for driver software then Let me pick Have disk then browse. 3. Locate the file you downloaded from the manufacturer, click open, and follow through any additional instructions. Restart your computer.
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