If you only have Microsoft sound drivers (for example because no Vista drivers matched to your hardware were available when the system was built), these will be generic drivers which won't be specifically matched to your hardware, and may cause problems sooner or later.
See our List of Free Driver Updater Tools for reviews of the best ones out there.
Time Required: It usually takes around 15 minutes to update a driver a Windows, even less time if the driver is self-installable or you get it via Windows Update (more on all of that below).
update Ive done this but it always says latest driver already installed..
before i re installed vista on my PC i use to have realtek but i never redownloaded it ?
Follow the easy steps below to update drivers in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP: Optional Walkthrough: If you'd like to follow the process below, but with more details and screenshots for each step, use our Step by Step Guide to Updating Drivers in Windows instead.
Finding the correct driver for your device has never been easier.
Driver updates will resolve any Driver conflict issues with all devices and improve the overall performance of your PC.
To fix your Drivers problems you will need to know the particular model of the device you are having problems with.
An updated driver might enable new features for the hardware, something I see on a regular basis with popular video cards and sound cards.
Tip: Updating drivers yourself is not difficult, but there are programs that will more or less do it for you.
those that allow the operating system to run, ignoring what is required to run applications) are much greater than for Windows XP.