Driver Software – Do I really need it?

It sounds like a good idea: Having the latest and greatest software drivers on a PC to run all the hardware devices that make up the PC. It made a lot of sense to me until I sat back and thought about it.

Do I really need driver software? The answer is No.

Windows and your PC manufacturer do a pretty good job driving you crazy with all the updates that are critical and necessary.  Why would you need anything else?

This is the best routine at selling snow to Eskimos that I have seen, and to think that I almost bought into it.

My grandfather used to say, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”.   If some device is broke or has a fault in it, you will get an error of some sort.

A way to check this is to do the following:

1. Go to the Device Manager in your control panel and see if there are any red, yellow fault or warning signals next to any device. 
2. If there are, then double-click on the device.
3. Then go to Properties and check to see if there is an updated driver for that device.
4. If there is no updated driver found in the Device Manager, then check with your manufacturer’s website for that specific device.

Also, it is important to keep your Windows Operating Systems up to date. 

If none of the above works or you did not understand the instructions, feel free to give us a call. I am available for any questions on Skype: patient.computer.tutor or email: [email protected]

David Goes has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and computer industry. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems with cum laude designation. His expertise is in providing computer solutions that deliver business value and personal efficiency through database management, computer optimization, and online marketing.

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