Yet users do not benefit from these enhancements because they cannot obtain and install the updates.
Driver Update™ costs $29.97 for a one-year license, which enables you to download the out of date drivers it finds.
The Driver Update™ utility uses award-winning cloud-based data collection technology to conveniently update multiple PC drivers.
Given that the driver is found, it typically requires manual installation.
This is just one of the many common issues with Windows Vista drivers and drivers in general that both developers and computer users have encountered.
Drivers are small pieces of software that contain the instructions and function sets for a hardware device.
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.
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 Users who don't have the knowledge to do this when their drivers become out-of-date or worse, corrupted, are often left with malfunctioning or inoperable hardware.
Developers are challenged when testing driver improvements.