Below is a listing of our recommended hardware devices that you should make sure are updated.
Updating your computer's drivers and other updates can resolve problems, improve the performance, and increase the stability of your computer.
These updates can also be found through the manufacturer's network drivers page.
Updating or installing the latest drivers for a computer printer may help with the reliability and compatibility of the printer.
Computer BIOS updates should only be run when you are having compatibility issues with your hardware or you feel that your computer hardware is not performing as it should.
Visiting your computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer page allows you to see if any BIOS updates are available for your motherboard and what the updates will fix.
We recommend you visit our modem drivers page for a listing of manufacturers and their driver update pages to obtain the latest drivers.
Some modem manufacturers may also have firmware updates that upgrade the modem to support new standards, such as V.90, or correct hardware issues with the modem.
Firmware updates should only be run if your computer or modem manufacturer recommend you update the modem or if you believe a firmware update will correct your issue.
Updating the drivers for your optical drive (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD) may improve its performance.
We recommend you visit our CD drivers page for a listing of manufacturers and their driver update pages to obtain the latest drivers.