Getting a New Driver from the Manufacturers Website
Second, examine the manufacturers website for a new driver and run that program instead. Be sure to save all your downloaded driver files or updates to a CD. Also, I think it helps to create a text file on your backup CD that describes the file and its purpose. For example, we downloaded the file vs-winXP.exe. We might add some text such as:
vs-winXP.exe. Downloaded from viewsonic.com. This file installs the monitor information for the ViewSonic A70f+ monitor in Windows XP. Just double click on the file vs-winXP.exe and it will install the monitor information. After doing that under Device Manager... Monitor, well see the A70f+ is recognized.
Youll appreciate these notes to yourself if you need to repeat the same procedure several years later.
Third, find the device in Device Manager and use the Hardware Update Wizard by selecting Update Driver to add the driver for the device. If it wont automatically find the driver, and you have a CD or know the location where youve saved the downloaded driver files, select Install from a list or specific location and try running Update Driver again.
Fourth, sometimes running Windows Update will find a better driver for the device.
Windows offers a neat feature that allows new drivers to be rolled back which essentially uninstalls them and goes back to using the previous driver the device was using. That could be handy, if you find a new driver doesnt work properly with your system.
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