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how to update XP drivers?


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kh2soldier

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hey guys im using XP media center edition and i was wondering how to update my drivers.

can anyone help? :)
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You can do the updates straight from Microsoft windows Update page.
What browser are you sing..IE or Firefox, Chrome?
Each should have a windows update option in the top under Tools or Help above address bar.

Edited by rshaffer61, 22 May 2010 - 07:40 PM.

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i am using firefox
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In FF you may have to go to the windows update page to run the updates.

Edited by rshaffer61, 22 May 2010 - 05:10 PM.

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for DRIVER updates?
or for regular updates?
becuase i want to check if my drivers are updated
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The best way to check for drivers is to use the manufacturers website.
File Hippo Update Checker will check your programs to make sure if there are any updates for them to help with security issues.

Edited by rshaffer61, 22 May 2010 - 07:40 PM.

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ok thanks:)
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Why do you need to update drivers?
Anything wrong with them?
If not, leave them alone.
All non-Microsoft drivers should always be updated through computer maker, or device maker web site.
Updating non-Microsoft drivers through Windows updates is not recommended.
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no i cant tell if there updated with file hippo update thing
but i heard that if there not updated, that the pc will run slowly
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Drivers for your hardware as Broni said are better off that you get them for the individual manufacturer for that hardware.
If no updates are available then you can figure the manufacturer has seen no need to update them.
Unless you are having a issue with a particular piece of hardware then there is no need to update.
Slowing down can be caused by a lot more then just a driver.
Startup, Autoruns, memory, hard drive, OS.
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