Most HP and Compaq computers come with
full versions of Microsoft Windows preinstalled. Microsoft has an
extensive library of software, drivers, and updates available for free
download. HP and many of its partners work with Microsoft to provide
drivers through Windows Update. Use the following steps to download
drivers, software, and updates by using Windows Update:
Connect to the Internet and see
Follow the directions in the Windows Update page to set up Windows Update and install the software updates.
Be aware of the following tips when using Windows Updates:
Install all critical updates first to help keep your Internet connection secure.
If you are looking for drivers, they can be found as optional updates from the list of available updates.
to file sizes, number of updates, and download time, use Windows Update
when the computer is not being used for other activities.
more detailed information about using Windows Update to install drivers
and get updates for Windows software, see the HP Support document Updating Drivers and Software with Windows Update
great way to quickly get updated drivers from Microsoft is to open
Device Manager, right-click the name of the device, and select Update Driver Software
Updating a driver from Device Manager