What are the guidelines for installing drivers for Windows XP?

The HP TouchSmart 300z series from HP comes with an integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card. The TouchSmart 300z is a wireless all-in-one that has the key purpose of redesigning what you could do with a touch. This new device is powered by an AMD Athlon II 235e dual-core processor working at 2.7 GHz. It has 2 MB cache L2 and a bus of up to 4000 MT/s and has a memory of 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM (1 DIMM), working at 1066 MHz. The TouchSmart 300z has enough disk space of 320 GB. You would be able to safely store all your data on this SATA hard drive that spins at 7200 rotations per minute and transfers data with 3 Gb/s. Here are the guidelines to install drivers in Windows XP in HP TouchSmart 300z:

  • Download the right drivers
  • Install the driver
  • Update the driver

Download the right drivers

You should always make sure to download the correct drivers for your HP TouchSmart 300z. If you already have the driver, you could use the ‘Device Manager’ to identify if there is any problem with the device. For this, click ‘Start’ and ‘Control Panel’; double-click the ‘System’ icon; select the ‘Hardware’ tab; now click the ‘Device Manager’ button; click the ‘+’ sign next to the device type to expand the view and select the device.

Install the driver

After you download a driver or insert a diskette or CD containing a driver, you should open ‘Device Manager’ and click the ‘Update Driver’ button. Your PC should then automatically find and install the fresh driver. But before installing the fresh driver it is highly advised that the users of TouchSmart 300z should always check for the authenticity of drivers and make certain that the drivers are certified by HP to avoid any related issues.

Update the driver

If you have installed a device that does not work correctly, or that your computer won’t even recognize, it’s possible that it needs a driver or driver update. If it looks like a driver update is in order, first find out whether there is already a better driver on your computer. For this you should open the ‘Device Manager’. For updating the driver, visit the manufacturer’s Web site or call its technical support number to see if an update is available.