Break, fix, and download

You’re replacing a broken adapter card with the same make and model of PCI card, and you notice there’s a new driver on the manufacturer web site. The instructions for the new driver clearly state to uninstall the existing driver before installing the new driver. What would be the best way to uninstall these drivers in Windows XP?

A) Event Manager

B) Task Manager

C) Computer Manager

D) Device Manager

E) Use a crosspoint screwdriver and some WD-40

The answer: D) Device Manager

The Windows XP Device Manager can be used to determine the status and availability of a driver, and it’s a centralized place for uninstalling drivers or reverting to previous drivers.

Want to know more? Watch “Installing and Configuring Adapter Cards.”

The modularity of adapter cards has provided us with an infinite number of expansion options for our PCs. In this video, you’ll learn the basics of adapter card installation and the fundamentals of device driver installation.