McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams
Expert Recommendation
Download DriverDetective for a FREE PC Driver Scan
Articles Tables

Manufacture brands

Hardware devices

Device Driver Updates and Maintenance

Backup Windows XP device drivers Install AMD device drivers Install cable & DSL modem Windows Vista printer drivers Update Linksys drivers Restore Dell device drivers Update EPSON drivers Why installing latest device drivers? Common issues with outdated drivers Update DVD/CD-ROM driversDriver upgrade tools Download device drivers How device drivers work? Install device drivers How to find device drivers? Update device drivers Identify driver problems Install supplemental drivers Missing hardware drivers? Windows XP drivers Windows Vista drivers Missing motherboard drivers Windows device drivers explained How to update device drivers Problems with wrong drivers Vista driver problems Maintain sound drivers Differentiating device drivers Fix video driver errors D-Link LAN card Dell monitor Dell computer driver update Update Acer drivers Update Creative sound drivers

Computer hardware tips & tricks

Windows XP drivers

Windows XP logo

Microsoft has actually discontinued their mainstream support for a number of versions of Windows XP and they will also be ending their support for Windows XP professional which might be from the next year. This can mean a number of things for computer users who are still using Windows XP operating system. the first thing they should know is that updating their windows XP drivers through Microsoft will no longer be available or released and there will also not be any incident support or security update options available.  As Microsoft will not be issuing any new updates for windows XP drivers there are still option you have, to access online support like Microsoft support centre and help center or their knowledge base section. With the help of these tools it would be easy for you to find a perfect solution to all your hardware problems that affect your computer.

Most of the hardware manufacturers know that Windows XP systems are still very popular. Therefore when they build new hardware devices they might also continue designing drivers for Windows XP so that the devise still remain compatible with windows XP computers. For instance all the hardware devise should communicate with their operating system whey they are installed. However the device drivers that were provided with the specific piece of hardware are only specific to the particular operating system. This means that you cannot load Windows XP drivers for a Windows 98 computer to expect good results. Rather you should load the specific drivers that are built for the operating system.

Several device manufacturers also provide set drivers to every device so that windows XP operating system works perfectly with these devices. Therefore, when you purchase a new sound card for your machine it will surely have device drivers for Windows XP and also for Windows Vista.

It is a good idea to keep your devices up to date with the recent drivers provided by the manufacturer. There will not be any compatibility problems when the hardware has already hit the market. The manufacturer of the device will address these problems and will also release a new device driver. However, if you are experiencing any problems with your Windows XP drivers then updating these device drivers can also solve the problem. Driver updates will not just cover all the known problems but would also add all the new and improved features into your Windows XP drivers. When you update your Windows XP drivers it basically repairs all the existing problems and also enhanced the hardware. Updating is not very difficult as you can easily find updated drivers by just visiting the website of the hardware device manufacturer. Make sure that you choose the exact device you are using and the type of operating system you run. As this will give you added benefits to enhanced computer performance, as they can also cause a lot of problems when updated for some other device they are not meant for.

Keep your Windows XP drivers up to date

We recommend using Driver Detective to keep your Windows XP device drivers up to date all the time. Driver Detective accurately identifies all hardware devices on your PC, automatically locates the latest official drivers for these devices, and guides you through the installation process that's easy to follow.

Why wasting hours of your precious time manually looking for device driver updates for your computer while there is no guarantee of results? Click the button below to perform a FREE device driver scan that provides you with a comprehensive device driver status report and the latest device driver updates just at your finger tips. Article List
Download RegCure to Perform a Free PC Error Scan
Designed for Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 98 and ME in 32bit or 64bit
Download RegCure to Performe a FREE PC Error Scan
Last updated on September 25th (Tuesday)