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23. Update Drivers


  06:00:00 pm by Admin, Categories: How to build a Computer

With your new installation of Windows, you have now completed building your first computer, and you are ready to start tweaking your system!

One of the first steps will be to get your internet connection up and running. You will have to select an ISP (Internet Service Provider) if you have not already, to setup a subscription to get internet service to your house. We recommend going with broadband (Cable or DSL) it is available for your area. Expect to pay £15-£25 monthly for this type of service. Dial up service is available through most regular phone carriers, but the service is slow and not as reliable. To fully take advantage of what the internet has to offer, go with broadband!

We recommend that you run Windows update, which will apply any security patches and updates to Windows that are necessary. We also recommend that you update the drivers for all of your hardware components (motherboard, video card, etc) to make sure you are running the latest and most stable drivers.

NOTE: If you have decided to go with Windows Vista, hopefully you followed our recommendations to buy hardware that is 'Vista Certified'. As with all new operating systems, driver and software support may not be universally supported. If you find yourself having trouble getting a piece of hardware to work in Vista, then try our message forums, or look to the Web for help.


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