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Updating HP Pavilion 6730 drivers

I got the pleasure of getting my aunts computer dropped off for a cleaning up and speeding up maintenance the other day.  This seemingly simple task was severely exacerbated by the insane amount of games and toolbars that this computer had installed on it.

Not than anyone cares but updating HP Pavilioon 6730 drivers is not the most interesting thing to do on a wonderfully sunny weekend.

If you find your self needing to speed up a computer I highly recommend you download PC Updater and let it do the work for you.

Have a great day everyone!

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Every computer needs to be updated regularly.  PC Updater makes updating your computer drivers faster and easier than ever before.  We highly recommend PC Updater to all our users as the easiest and most reliable driver updater on the market.

In our opinion PC Updater is “The Best Updater On The Market”. If you need to update your drivers download a copy of PC Updater and see why it is rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Driver updates are released regularly by hardware manufacturers. Making sure your drivers are all up to date will allow your pc to run like it is supposed to at the fastest speed possible. When you use PC Updater to update drivers you take all the guesswork out of updating.

Just let PC Updater scan your pc and then check it against their database of over 1 million drivers and find out exactly which updates your computer needs and them it will install those updates for you effortlessly.

Watch the PC Updater commercial here.  The first time I saw this commercial I literally fell out laughing as those computers come crashing down from 3 stories above. PC Updater is quickly becoming our favorite driver update software.

How to update drivers

Why do you need to update drivers? This is one of the frequently asked questions about drivers. At the outset, let us first find out more about these drivers. Computer drivers are not people who operate cars. But they share the same concept.

A driver of a car manipulates the car. Computer drivers, on the other hand, are computer files that control the internal or external devices attached to the computer, which are Windows-based. Windows makes use of these files to help you in accessing these devices like modems, scanners, printers and video cards. These are what we call computer drivers.

Ever heard of the saying “If it is not broken, then why fix it?” This is somehow true, but in the case of drivers, it is not applicable. This is because not all the problems with computer drivers are visible. You will only experience these problems and you might not even think that updating the driver is the solution.

So why do you need to update drivers in your computer? There are actually a lot of reasons why. First of, updating your driver helps you have your system updated with the most current software. Also, it helps you access hardware devices that are not functioning properly or is not recognized by your computer. It may also be useful in case you have a computer game that does not work well. You may also need to update your driver if a device is not working fully and have unavailable features that it supposedly should have. Plus, it is useful if using a device results to  the malfunction of another device.

If you also are the first owner of a new hardware or if you changed your computer’s operating system. There are also instances that some software or a driver itself told you that an update of the driver is available. Windows Update will also let you know if there is a recently updated driver. Lastly, if you are alert to some security issues relevant to your driver, then you will need to update it.

So how does one update his driver? For those who want quick ways of updating drivers, then sorry to burst your bubble but there is no way you can update drivers using a single approach. One simple way of updating your drivers is through the following steps. Initially, the first thing you may do is to check the Windows Update.

Check the optional updates section of their website. If there are new updates, download the software and install it in your computer. Next, check the manufacturer of your computer for some latest drivers. Usually, these manufacturers offer great drivers that are easy to install. All you have to do is download and to run the installer. And finally, check the websites of the manufacturers of your hardware devices.

Although you may find these drivers from other websites, the personal website of the manufacturer is obviously the first place where the driver will be available. This is why it is best to look at their websites first. If there are available updates for drivers, then you should download it.

These are some of the reasons why you need to update drivers. Updating drivers take only a little amount of your time, and it is very useful since you do not have to go through other problems involving device malfunctions or any other complications brought by un-updated software.

You can update drivers manually or you can update drivers the easiest way possible by downloading PC Updater.

Troubleshooting Driver issues in Vista

People are still scrambling some what with software design and implementation for Windows Vista. Even software such as device drivers for hardware can be problematic.

After experiencing some issues with device drivers on my own computer I figured I would try and locate any pertinent information which might help not only me but you as well. My issue started with an Intel driver update in which there was a more recent update than the one I had installed.

I tried installing the latest version and the system did not recognize the new driver after multiple installation attempts. After a few hours of frustration I located an article published by Microsoft which outlines basic driver troubleshooting for Windows Vista.

The article was outlined by Microsoft as follows:

 I just installed a new hardware device, and it is not working correctly.
 There are several things you can try:

• Make sure that the hardware device is compatible with your computer and version of Windows. If the device is not compatible, you will need to find the correct driver. Check the information that came with your device. You can also search for the device on the Windows Vista Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) website. This website contains a comprehensive list of computers and devices that have been tested to work with Windows Vista.
• Many devices require special drivers to work properly. Be sure that you have installed any software discs that came with the device.
• Restart the computer. Restarting the computer might be necessary if the driver requires it or if the driver did not install correctly.
• If the device is a universal serial bus (USB) device, disconnect it and then plug it in to a different USB port. Windows should detect the device and install the drivers. Windows will notify you if the device drivers did not install properly.
• Updated drivers might be available through Windows Update. When you check Windows Update, click View available updates to determine if an updated driver is available for your device. For more information, see Install Windows updates.
 My device used to work, but now it doesn’t.
 There are several things you can try:

• Updated drivers might be available through Windows Update. When you check Windows Update, click View available updates to see if an updated driver is available for your device. For more information, see Install Windows updates.
• If you can’t find a new driver through Windows Update or the manufacturer’s website, find the disc that came with the device and place it in the computer’s CD drive. With the disc in the CD drive, update the driver for the device. See Repair or update a driver.
 I can’t connect to the Internet to update my drivers.
 You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.

If you do not have a connection to the Internet, you might need to update your network adapter driver manually. If you have the disc that came with the device, place it in the CD drive and follow the steps to manually update the driver.

If you can’t find the disc, try to connect to the Internet from another computer and download the device driver from the device manufacturer’s website. Once you have the device driver files, copy them to the computer with a problem. Follow these steps to manually update the driver.
 1.  Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.?  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2.  In Device Manager, locate the device under Network adapters, and then double-click the device name.
3.  Click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver.
4.  In the Update Driver Software wizard, click Browse my computer for driver software.
5.  Click the Browse button and go to the location on your computer where you saved the new driver files.
6.  Click OK, and then click Next to install the driver.
 I get an error message about Internet protocol (IP) bindings.
 IP binding problems are typically caused by an out-of-date network adapter driver. To fix this problem, update the network adapter driver by following these steps:
 1.  Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.?  If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2.  Double-click Network adapters.
3.  Right-click the network adapter name, and then click Update Driver Software.
Hopefully this information will aid you in a resolution without having to spend hours researching and troubleshooting.

Back To Work

Does anyone else find it hard to pick up work after vacationing? Having completed a weeks worth of vacation I am back to the grind….well….sort of.

I am using this day to read up on new stories and technologies for new content on the site. Please bare with me while I compose myself and get my head out of the vacation cloud. Of course this is not easily done…

As you can see from the last post we are now taking posted questions to better serve our users. As well I would like to add if there is a new technology or concern you would like for me to address please post a comment to this blog. I would be happy to research and address topics for our users.

After all….It is you the end user for which we create the content.

Updating System and Device Drivers

One of the most important things you can do to maintain peak performance and avoid incompatibility issues is to keep your system and device drivers updated. Of course manually updating drivers can be some what time consuming.

Locating the drivers alone then searching each manufacturers web site for your particular model and acquiring the most recent software and drivers for each individual device is pain enough.

Of course if you document your last version and the most recently installed for restore purposes, this can add to your time spent.

What if you had access to software which gave you an all in one interface for updating drivers. Well I came across one the other day. I tested the software for functionality; The interface is very simplistic.

Not only does the software scan your system for needed drivers, but as well it documents any previous version in case you need to do a driver rollback due to incompatability. The software I am reffering to is the PC Updater program.

No more searching manufacturers support sites for the most recent drivers. The software scans your system and gives access to download the latest drivers in the scan results window. From here all drivers that you have installed are downloaded to a directory on the local machine in case you need access to reinstall the drivers.

Driver Detective- Review

Driver Detective Review


Windows® Vista, XP Pro, XP Home, 2003 Server, 2000 in 32 bit or 64 bit Editions.
• 300MHz or higher processor
• 256 MB of RAM
• 22 MB of hard disk space

Supported Browsers
• Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
• FireFox 1.2 or higher
• Opera 8 or higher

.NET Framework 2.0 is required for this product. If needed it will be installed during installation.


Driver Detective has been built from the ground up and is an industry first in providing manufacturer specific drivers for your computer. For example, if you own a Dell™ computer Driver Detective will recommend drivers specifically for your Dell™ computer model. Driver Detective is simple and easy to use with a new user interface designed to make updating drivers fast.

• New Database Design – newly redesigned database is the largest, most comprehensive database in the industry.

• New Improved Interface – The new interface was designed to be simple, smart and easy to use.

• Increased Customer Service – Contact Customer Support or Ask their staff a quick question easily from inside Driver Detective.

• Self Updating Software – Driver Detective now automatically keeps itself current with the latest version.

• Manufacturer Specific Drivers – If you own a Dell™(Or other OEM computer) computer Driver Detective will recommend drivers specifically for your Dell™.

• Industry Leading Scanning Technology – Most accurate and comprehensive Driver Scanning Engine (DSE).

• Driver Backup Wizard – Never worry about losing your drivers again, Driver Detective has a built in wizard so you can copy your downloaded drivers to a CD, network drive or USB flash drive.


No cons to list. The software can be very beneficial to the stability of your system by providing access to updated drivers for improved performance.


If we are unable to provide the updated driver that we have presented when you did the free scan for functioning hardware devices we will be happy to provide you with a refund.

Value for the money:

If you have ever attempted to track down updated drivers for devices on your computer you know how time consuming this can be. Their driver scanning engine insure correct detection of model specific information.