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The Vista operating system from Microsoft is basically a series of similar and still a bit different operating system. There are a number of editions for windows vista operating system which include Windows Vista Home Premium, Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Business. Apart from this the most confusing thing is that these editions are generally referred to as either a 64 bit version or a 32 bit version. These differences in versions mainly come into play when you need to update your Vista drivers. Anytime when you update the device driver it is very important to download the driver that is designed for your particular operating system or else the device and also the operating system will not be able to communicate and function properly.

When you purchase a new hardware device which is designed for Vista then your Vista drivers will generally come along with the installation disc or it might already be installed in the Vista operating system. In most cases you don’t have to worry about the drivers as they are pre installed. However you will surely want to find out if updated vista drivers have been releases as these updated drivers will repair all the known hardware problems and might also add new features to the hardware device.

It is important you know that out of date device drivers can be the reason for most of your hardware problems. When you install a new hardware device and find that it does not work properly, you will have to update your Vista Drivers. If your manufacturer has releases a Vista driver update after the release of the original device then the updated vista driver is much preferable to that on the disc due to its added features. When your computer devices fail, it is generally the problem with some faulty drivers and not the devices. Therefore when you have problems with your computer hardware the first thing you should do is check your device driver.

When you are using Windows Vista operating system it is easy to manually install the driver updates. You just have to find the device manager in your computer and further find the particular device from the list. If you find that the device has a yellow icon covering it then you should know that something is wrong and must try to update the driver. When you find a yellow question mark icon on devices that is listed in the other devices category then it generally means that these drivers are not present and Windows Vista does not know about these devices. In such a case you should simply update the driver and follow the prompts. However the other simple option that you have is to check the website of the device so that you find out if there are any new updated device drivers released for your operating system. If you find any updates then you should take extra care to specify the type of Vista Version you are using and also the system type like 64 bit or 32 bit on which your computer is running. This will provide you the right type of updates for your system.

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