i am trying to make sure that i have all the drivers,software and apps to be able to play any kind of game,i have windows vista home basic 32bit,ie9 compaq presario laptop firstname.lastname@example.org
"i am trying to make sure that i have all the drivers,software and apps to be able to play any kind of game"
Having the correct hardware is just as important, if not more so, than any of the above where games are concerned, and each game has it's own hardware requirements. In particular the graphics card must be a fairly new one built for gaming, which often means a PSU upgrade, and preferrably have plenty of RAM installed in your PC. The system requirements for each game are shown on that game developer's website.