Check for updates in HP ProBook® 4420s Notebook PC
Check for updates in HP ProBook 4420s Notebook PC
HP ProBook 4420s Notebook PC is a 14-inch laptop designed for business purposes, which is powered by the latest Intel processor and preloaded with Windows 7 OS. It comes in a thin and light weight design with brushed aluminum finish for durability and style. You can update you HP ProBook 4420s Notebook PC for making the system up-to-date with new features. You can update the software or hardware part in your system. Update means adding new features to the already existing ones. One can update his system either manually or automatically. If automatic update is enabled, you will be notified by new updates whenever your system gets connected to Internet. In manual update, the users need to check for new updates. You need to copy the contents of your hard disk into any portable device before updating your HP ProBook 4420s Notebook PC.
The following are some of the things that need to be kept in mind while checking for updates:
- Software update
- BIOS update
- Device driver update
Updating software regularly will keep your operating system up-to-date with the latest security patches and more. Every developed software has not featured with all the properties and it will have a room for improvement. Software updating ensures that you are running the most current and bug-free version. You can also update your OS for adding the current features. Your OS checks the Windows Update Website for the latest update, determines which update is suitable for your system, and downloads them in the background while you are working.
BIOS is the embedded software on a motherboard that controls all the attached hardware and also provides an operating system with information about hardware. Actually it is an EEPROM, soldered to the motherboard. Updating the BIOS means its components are serviceable via a firmware upgrade called flashing. BIOS is updated to cure many USB problems.
Updating a driver enables new or updated features for the hardware. Driver is a set of software that tells the computer how to communicate with and controls peripheral devices, such as scanners and printers. Driver update is required when you upgrade your OS. Some drivers that work well in Windows XP might not work properly in Windows Vista. Here you need to update your driver.