Updates in HP Pavilion® Elite HPE-110t CTO Desktop PC
Need to check for updates in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-110t CTO Desktop PC?
One of the most appropriate ways to keep your HP Pavilion Elite HPE-110t CTO Desktop PC working efficiently and ensuring that you can always work as much as possible on it is to make routine checks for updates and then install them. You can setup your computer to do this automatically and to announce whenever it finds new updates available. The problem is that it will announce only about the available critical updates. For optional updates you need to look manually.
The following points need to be kept in mind while checking for updates in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-110t CTO Desktop PC:
- General details
- How to check for drivers
- Things to keep in mind while doing so
Drivers are little programs from a computer that is running a Windows operating system. It manages and controls external or internal devices like scanners, printers, video cards or modems. The operating system uses a driver to allow the computer to communicate with different attached devices. Most of the operating systems have in-built operating system drivers and they automatically install the required drivers whenever a new gadget is installed in case the driver is listed in the driver library from the computer. But if the system is not able to automatically recognize the new installed device you must look for the driver and install it manually.
How to check for drivers
To update a specific driver you must check for it on the device maker’s driver website. Most of the makers of the peripherals provide support for their customers on their official websites where you can find varied driver files. In addition, most of the devices come along a CD containing the necessary drivers. Before starting to look for a driver you need to find out the model and the make of the device. Look for these details in the device manual or on the back side of the device. If you want to update the drivers of a video card or a modem you must go to look for these specifications in your computer ‘Device Manager’. Here you will see a list with different devices and their names. For example, if you click on ‘+’ sign beside the ‘Component’ and then you select ‘Display’ you will find out what video card was installed. After you have found out the device details, you can easily find the compatible driver on its manufacturer website.
It is better to look for drivers on the manufacturer’s websites than to use in-built Windows drivers. In this way, you can take the advantage of better written and the latest up-to date drivers. If a device is not running properly you must update its driver.
Don’t install a driver before checking its compatibility with your system. You must always consult the specifications of the driver before deciding to install it. An incompatible driver might damage your machine. If you don’t find updates for a certain driver it means that there are not new updates available for this driver for now, so wait until new updates are released. Don’t try to install a similar driver if the manufacturer doesn’t indicate that it might be compatible with your device version and model.