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HP is a major personal computer manufacturer that makes ink, fax machines, calculators, printers, scanners, gaming systems, and some other computer hardware devices.

In case you own the HP printer, computer, scanner, digital camera, computer or any other device then you will require the HP drivers. The HP drivers are the files require being included in installation discs. The files would explain to operating system what device is exactly about, how to interact and all the features. Without the HP drivers, the computer and HP driver would find it difficult communicating. When purchasing new HP products, drivers would be included on the floppy disk or CD-ROM.

Moreover, to some specific hardware devices like the HP printers, if the HP built computer, it would require the device drivers for installation of the non-HP devices like graphic cards or the motherboards. In most of the cases, the HP drivers are stored on recovery CD that would come with the computer.

If the computer and the hardware devices are completely functional now, then it is smart to hang on to installation discs and recovery of CD. After all, if drivers get corrupt now or later you upgrade the operating system, you will be required to access the device divers or else the driver wouldn’t work.

The drivers can get corrupted just like any other programs or files on computer. The unexpected shutdowns, power surges, viruses, spyware and any accidental deletion are the common causes for file corruption. If the device doesn’t function in its original way then it is understood that driver is corrupted. The driver is required to be reinstalled. Updated driver could be found over the web at the original site of HP. This would help to update the drivers also help in learning whether there are any flaws with the device or incorporate with the new technologies.

Updating the HP devices is quite straightforward though there are two methods, depending whether the driver is for printer or for a standard device. The standard device driver update would be done by simply using the Device Manager that could be found in Control panel. Just open up the Device Manager and locate HP device in list then right click on it. Click Driver tab and then click on Update Driver. The HP printer drivers could be updated simply by using Printer icons that are at the Control Panel. It would lead to the screen where HP needs to be selected from list and later select HP printer model in resulting list before you click OK tab.

The HP Drivers and Support section of HP site offers with automatic HP product detection tools which you can use for detecting any installed products automatically. It would involve installation and downloading small program on the system. Once the program is installed then one would be required to follow prompts on the site in order to detect the device and then locate best suitable drivers.

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