Windows® XP drivers in Sony® VAIO X Series
Installing Windows XP drivers on Sony VAIO X Series
Sony VAIO X Series would not run well for with various components including video cards, sounds cards, LAN cards, printers, mice and keyboards. Such hardware devices require right software for the proper functioning of these hardware devices. This is where drivers are very essential. Drivers make the hardware communicate with the software. When a certain program needs to utilize the printer, the driver provides essential communication channel to the device. This process helps in minimizing the usage of power and computer resources, as well. Here are some aspects you need to consider when installing drivers on your Sony VAIO X Series:
- Finding drivers
- Installing drivers
- What to do?
Most of the time, when you purchase a new Sony VAIO X Series, the drivers for the preinstalled hardware devices are already updated and do not need updating. However, If those require updating, you can use the automatic software updates on your Sony VAIO X Series through the Operating System that you are using. You need to access Internet get software updates. If you want to update one specific driver, you can use device manager for this task. Click on 'Start' and type in 'Device Manager'. Click on the program, and then right click on the device you want to install new drivers. You can either choose to manually search for the drivers on your computer or on a disk or you can find the right drivers online. You can go to the manufacturer’s website (choose from either the site of the device provider or Sony website).
If you have chosen to manually install the drivers from a source on your Sony VAIO X Series, make sure that the disk or the folder you will select contains the necessary driver for your needs. If you have done the update online, the updates will automatically install driver on your Sony VAIO X Series.
Never go for unsigned or uncertified drivers. These software devices should go through compatibility testing. Make sure you pursue and purchase the signed or certified drivers only from the device provider. Unsigned drivers could still have some bugs that can affect other devices and it could lead to a system crash.