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#1 ajnabeejee

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:29 PM

Hello Members!

I am using Windows XP SP2. I want to update my windows sound, display etc drivers from internet. How can i update it? Window requires CD, that i have not...

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 03:39 PM

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Hiya,

Correct me if I am wrong here, are you saying that windows are asking you to insert your Xp installation disc, just so that you can update your drivers ?

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 04:50 PM

Is there a reason wanting to update?. The best way is to go to the mfg's site for each component. What is the make and model of the computer
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#4 ajnabeejee

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:02 AM

Hi!

Well, i just want to update drivers because i want their best performance. U rightly said that i should go to vendor's website.
I am using P4 2.4 GHz Celeron with 256mb RAM.

Thanks both of you

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:19 AM

You have told us what your processor is and the amount of your RAM, but not what the make and model of your computer. It really would help if you would provide this.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 03:54 AM

If you haven't already seen it, there is an excellent Bleeping Computer tutorial that explains how to update a driver.

How to update a Windows hardware driver
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:15 AM

Hi!

Well, i just want to update drivers because i want their best performance. U rightly said that i should go to vendor's website.
I am using P4 2.4 GHz Celeron with 256mb RAM.

Thanks both of you


Latest is not always the greatest. If your computer is working and windows or other programs are not requesting you update I recommend you leave your drivers alone. There is a reason makers leave the older drivers available. There are times when older drivers need to be used, generally when the newer drivers conflict with older hardware/software. I run 1999 vintage Dells with XP and these drivers have not been updated since 2002, they work fine. Remember "If it ain't broke don't fix it.".
I have seen many users hose their system by over tweaking. Wait till prompted by your system to upgrade drivers.
With that said, if you want to ramp up your system run down to the local computer store and spend $60 on a 1gb memory chip. That will give a substantial performance boost.


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