Step 1: Initial system scan
Right after you install Driver Robot, it spends about 2 minutes scanning and identifying your computer's hardware. It also looks at the age and accuracy of the drivers you currently have installed.
Driver Robot uses this data to compare your system to its massive driver database in order to make recommendations.
Step 2: Windows Vista Drivers scan results
After Driver Robot is finished scanning your system for missing or out-of-date drivers, it reports its findings to you.
It's here that Driver Robot makes recommendations regarding updates to your computer's drivers. Driver Robot always recommends the latest official Windows Vista Drivers.
Step 3: Windows Vista Drivers download and installation
Driver Robot now downloads and installs the latest device drivers for your Windows Vista Drivers, directly from the manufacturer. The installation process is fast and easy.
With Driver Robot, you can always be guaranteed to receive the latest official Windows Vista Drivers.
Windows Vista Drivers
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The Windows Vista operating system offers a wealth of new features and benefits for computer users, but this powerful new system also requires plenty of computing horsepower and no small amount of preparation. Upgrading an existing computer from Windows XP or an earlier version of Windows to the new Windows Vista requires much more than heading out to the software store and buying the program. In order to enjoy the many benefits of Windows Vista computer owners need to make sure that all of their existing software packages and pieces of hardware will work properly with the new operating system.
This is no small task, especially because so many of us have multiple programs, and many different pieces of hardware, installed on our computers. From brand new programs to programs we have had for years, it is important to make sure that each one will work properly with the new Vista operating system. Older programs in particular can sometimes find it difficult to run under the newer operating system, so it is a good idea to check with the program manufacturers and ask about Vista compatibility.
The same is true with hardware, and it is essential that computer owners check each piece of hardware to make sure it is compatible with the Windows Vista operating system. . This check should include not only those pieces of hardware that are connected all the time – things like printers, scanners and DVD drives – but also things like digital cameras, media readers and thumb drives.
When evaluating the compatibility of hardware with the Windows Vista operating system a good place to start is with the hardware manufacturers’ websites. When visiting the site be sure to look for updated device drivers written specifically for the Windows Vista operating system. These device drivers serve as the “middle man” between the hardware and the operating system, allowing the computer to talk to the printer, scanner and other pieces of hardware. Without these drivers Windows Vista may not be able to see the hardware, and that could cause the hardware to become unstable or stop working altogether.
Fortunately more and more hardware manufacturers have been writing drivers for Windows Vista, and as this new operating system gains wider acceptance the number of supported devices is expected to grow even more. The vast majority of printers, scanners, digital cameras and other pieces of hardware manufactured in the last couple years should already work with Windows Vista – it is mainly those older devices that may need an upgraded device driver in order to operate properly in the new environment.
Microsoft has attempted to make the process of upgrading to Windows Vista as easy and painless as possible by providing an upgrade advisor on their website. This upgrade advisor is designed to go through the system piece by piece, looking at each piece of installed software and hardware and determining whether or not it will work properly with Windows Vista. The upgrade advisor will also serve to determine whether or not the amount of installed memory and the amount of free disk space will be sufficient for the new operating system. Any computer owner thinking of upgrading his or her operating system is advised to run this upgrade advisor before getting started. By running the upgrade advisor and visiting the hardware manufacturers’ websites for new drivers computer owners can help to ensure a smooth and reliable installation of Windows Vista.