Developers are challenged when testing driver improvements.The goal is to improve speed and performance while maintaining and even improving stability and compatibility with other hardware and software components.This used to be a big issue at the dawn of Windows as first-time users were already struggling to adapt to the computer.At that time, there were many needed improvements, but a simple, user-friendly solution for managing drivers was needed badly.However, while more advanced users might find this an easy task, most would not even be able to describe the device in detail, let alone update it's driver.This presents a problem for the implementation of drivers. Users who don't have the knowledge to do this when their drivers become out-of-date or worse, corrupted, are often left with malfunctioning or inoperable hardware.
Each hardware device has it's own unique driver that instructs the device how to communicate with other hardware devices and the operating system. A driver instructs a CPU (processor), how to communicate with a hard-drive.Important: Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, nor versions of Windows that preceded it.While there may be Windows updates available for your Windows XP computer on the Windows Update website, any you see will be updates released prior to the end of support date for Windows XP, which was on April 8, 2014.The driver update is distributed at no cost in a package hosted on the hardware device manufacturer's website.However, navigating through an entire website to find a single file package can be frustrating and unfruitful for some.
Given that the driver is found, it typically requires manual installation.