Why, How And Where To Update Your Windows 8 Drivers
Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:10 PM
Not a single install on my older systems needed any extra drivers so far.
Windows 8 seems to be pretty solid as far as i can tell I can plug in a printer and it loads and I print.
I don't remember this being the case in the past so I would try Windows Updates on 8.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:12 PM
I put Windows 8 on a 3 y/o Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. To get all the touchpad bells and whistles like scroll zones I had to find a somewhat obscure update on the Dell website. It was worth upgrading, though... the Dell is noticeably faster.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:33 AM
I always install all the windows updates (hiding the language packs) then if something doesn't work like the Card Reader or Wifi then I go to the manufacturer's website, type the model of the computer, and download the drivers for just the parts that aren't working, but if you stick with a good name brand like ASUS you won't need to download any drivers cause Windows already has all the latest drivers for all the biggest name brand parts found in those PCs/Laptops.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:57 AM
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:06 AM
It is very poorly designed, many features have been changed unnecessarily, and it seems that Microsoft just changes layouts and locations around just to be different and new instead of leaving things as they are for easier use for all current users.
I found Windows 8 irritating to use, and the design is just horrible, cumbersome and illogical.
To summarize, Windows 8 is trash and I will never want it, and when I bought my new laptop recently I made sure that I got Windows 7.
Microsoft need to dramatically improve this new OS and release a properly designed and much friendlier new Windows 9 ASAP.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:36 AM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:15 PM
I can't speak specifically to your laptop, but while playing around with the Windows 8 Developer version I tried it on some older hardware just to see how it would work. While doing so I found that for some graphics cards that had no Windows 8 drivers, the Windows 7 or XP drivers did not work. I had to go back to Windows 2000 drivers and they worked perfectly. So... based on my experience, you could try some older drivers. The latest is not always best.