How to install Driver Robot
Whether you’re a power user or a total beginner as far as technology is concerned, you've no doubt heard quite a bit from the technorati concerning drivers and software compatibility. In a nutshell, drivers are software programs that coordinate the interoperability and cooperation of the operating system on your PC as well as the various programs on it and the physical hardware of your machine itself. Without relevant and up to date drivers that are specific to the hardware in your PC, you can face some pretty serious performance problems or a failure to certain functions at all. Therefore, keeping these programs in sync and current is of the outmost importance.
Generally speaking, drivers can for the most part be downloaded online from the hardware manufacturer of your computer's website or some other online repository. It's not exactly rocket science or brain surgery, but obtaining and maintaining drivers for your system presents a few difficulties that have to be dealt with. For one thing, there are many different kinds of drivers on any given PC, governing a wide spectrum of operations. Analyzing the status of all these different programs, determining which ones to upgrade, and tracking down the correct, updated versions of each can be a time consuming hassle. Fortunately, there are programs that can automate this process, saving you time and energy, and ensuring you get the job done right.
The best overall program for this is called Driver Robot. It scans your computer's operating system for outdated or inadequate driver programs and recommends current upgrades to keep it running smoothly. It works remarkably well and should be more or less idiot proof to install for even the most inexperienced computer user. While it is proprietary software, you can give it a test drive on a free trial basis. The program can be downloaded at here. The file is only 4.41 MB, so it should only take a few seconds, unless your connection is slow. It's calibrated to run only on Windows Vista and XP at this time, so if you have a Mac, you're unfortunately out of luck.
Once you have the program downloaded, you simply run the scan to detect out of date software. The time needed will no doubt vary depending on how your system is set up, as well as how old it is. In any event, once the scan is complete, it will recommend appropriate upgrades if anything is old or insecure. It's that easy. The program pretty much runs on auto-pilot, allowing anyone to optimize their system's driver performance in a few short steps. Again, it is offered on a 60 day trial basis, so if you're not satisfied or find out you don't need it you can just cancel without any fuss. Either way, it's best to be sure you have vital drivers updated and working properly.
Driver Robot is the most comprehensive automatic updating service for drivers overall due to having such a large database of manufacturer specific driver versions and updates for just about every chipset and PC manufacturer in business. They also spider the web on a round the clock basis, so you're notified of any new versions or updates as soon as they're available. It's a pretty invaluable service and definitely worth a look. On top of that it's very easy to install, user friendly, and a great long term value for any home PC.
“ It turns out the reason I couldn't use my hardware is because of an old driver... Driver Robot got me the right one and now it works fine! "
Bill Cooper, PA.