i have some doubts in formatting pc.
i have a desktop with intel pentium4, 1.2gb ram. i have tried to install xp and win 7 and have installed them both.
now i have installed only the OS. so can anyone tell me what all drivers i'll be requiring??
i tried to play game in it, it says no hardware accelaration found, and also it does not plays any sound.
and if i download some drivers for my pc, will i be able to use it for both win 7 and XP ??
What to do, please help.....Thanks
Go to start, control panel, hardware and sound, device manager. Click on view, select view hidden devices. Anything with an exclamation point in a yellow triangle needs to have drivers installed. Try installing from a local drive first and, if that doesn't work, try internet search
Don't install any drivers from the discs that originally came with your motherboard years and years ago. they are way outdated. instead,
Please visit the manufacturer's website to download the drivers for your device. You can use google to find the manufacturer's website if you do not know it. In the support section download the drivers for your specific make and model of the device for your version of Windows.
Note: If the manufacturer only lists drivers for Windows XP and not for Windows Vista or Windows 7, that means the device is unsupported or incompatible with the unlisted operating systems.
If you do NOT know the make & model of your device you can Search by Vendor / Device code as shown in device manager.
In the device manager, for the device you need driver for, Right click properties for the device, go in details for the device driver.
You will see a code like per example VEN_8086&DEV_27D8&SUBSYS...
The VEN code means vendor and the DEV code means device: in this case the vendor is 8086 and the device is 27D8.
Once you have the two codes, go to www.pcidatabase.com.
Enter the two codes and you should get the name of your hardware. From there you can search for a driver download for your hardware.