Which one to install?

You’re installing a new adapter card, and you have a device driver CD that was shipped with the adapter card. When you visit the adapter card web site, you find a newer driver has been released. What is the best way to proceed?

A) Install the driver that shipped with the card

B) Install the driver from the web site

C) Install the driver from the web site, then the one that shipped with the adapter card

D) Don’t install any drivers manually; Windows will install the drivers automatically

E) Watch a rerun of Stargate-SG1

The answer: B) Install the driver from the web site

In almost every case, installing the latest and greatest drivers from the manufacturer’s web site is the best set of drivers to install. Newer drivers have bug fixes and may include new features, so it’s always most appropriate to install the latest versions.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Devices.”

Troubleshooting a faulty device driver can quickly become a lesson in frustration. In this video, you’ll learn how to use Windows Device Manager to install device driver, uninstall device drivers, and manage the operation of your devices.