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How to upgrade a device driver

Sometimes driver problems can be solved by updating the drivers. Updated drivers are more secure and also improve performance.

The first step is to identify the hardware.

  • Log on to your computer as an administrator
  • Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage
  • Under System Tools, click Device Manager
  • In the right window, expand any category to find the hardware. The name you find here identifies your computer hardware

To find the update for the driver, visit the manufacturer’s web site. Under their support section, you should see a driver download section. Identify your product and you will be able to download the latest driver from the manufacturer’s web site. After downloading the driver, install it and restart your machine.

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