Windows 7 installation is quite easy, but adhering to important recommendation of Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, Windows 7 Compatibility Center and Windows Update will help you to come better and stay productive. Read this PC help article to know more…
Installing or upgrading Windows operating system is becoming easier than ever before. With easy-to-apprehend user-interface, fewer steps and lesser inputs you can install Windows 7 easily on your system or can upgrade from the previous Windows XP. For a new PC setup, you have to just insert the Windows installation CD/DVD, and select the required BIOS option to boot, and all is done; the files get copied, expanded and installed automatically. So, it’s just ‘wait and watch’ process. For older machine, assessment of the system compatibility is needed, and Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor knows it well. However, installation doesn’t end the process of computer setup, unless and until your machine is boarded by right drivers. In their absence it’s still a body without soul. A driver is a software coding set that allows Microsoft Windows (or another operating system) to communicate with the hardware devices in your system. Devices such as video cards, sound cards, and modems all require drivers to function correctly within Windows. Though, at times, some device drivers come bundled with the OS, but installing manufacturer recommended drivers will put you in a winning court.
With compatible drivers, get seamless performance from your computers, laptops, printers, modems, routers and other components. Windows Update also brings suggestion regarding drivers. In case, driver incompatibility sucks your peace of mind, and you are really, really frustrated then take refuge under online computer technical support canopy, let experts diagnose the Device Manager and update or reinstall drivers. They can also help you to setup and configure peripherals and modulate the settings of the devices for optimum performance. Updated device drivers can provide additional benefits like accelerating system performance, mitigating security risks, expanding compatibility and the functionalities.
Don’t do it just for fun. In case, your machine is running well, and not asking you to do so, there may be no reason in updating drivers. Installing drivers unnecessarily can, in some rare cases, create new problems. Free driver update is available on the most of the portals indulge in catering PC help services. You can narrow down the search, specifying the installed OS, computer make and model, and categories including Audio, Video, Bios, Chipset, Communication, Diagnostics, Input Device Drivers, Network, etc. to get the correct drivers. User Account Control settings will prompt to take your permission regarding the installation of new piece of software; click “continue” to accomplish the driver installation task successfully. Video tutorials available with portals can guide you thoroughly in a step-by-step manner to ease your task and fix computer problems instantly.
A few brands like Dell ship specific utility to take care of roles associated with network connectivity, power management, display, webcam management, etc. Point of interest is that ‘a single driver update’ is required to manage all. Installed drivers are also vulnerable towards viruses and malware, so you must equip your computer or laptop with a desired antivirus or Internet security software. Also, listen to Windows 7 Compatibility Center, to choose the right kind of devices for your machine, and stay productive round-the-clock keeping driver conflicts at a bay.
As a senior computer technical support engineer at Techvedic, the author offers out-of-the-box PC help service remote support to global customers for issues related to hardware and software. Moreover, he has a passion to write articles and blogs related to computer support, so as to empower consumers to fix computer problems on their own.