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Windows 8 Mobile Broadband Driver Can Smooth Connections

Windows 8 Mobile Broadband Driver Can Smooth Connections

Windows 8 was designed with mobile devices in mind, and one area in which Microsoft spent a lot of engineering time is its Windows 8 mobile broadband driver. Connecting any device to a Windows computer, or connecting a Windows device to a network has always been something of a test. Mobile devices definitely complicated what can only be described as a complicated process.

Windows 8 mobile drivers can eliminate need for 3rd party software

Printing and networking are two crucial functions that can either make mobile computing a thing of joy and beauty or something out of Dante’s Inferno. Windows 8 has been redesigned and restructured to eliminate most of the frustrating parts of connecting to networks and printers.

The Windows mobile broadband driver can actually eliminate the need to load third-party software on a mobile device. This is especially helpful since required drivers may not be readily available to mobile users. Using Windows 8, many users can simply connect to networks and network resources without the need to install additional drivers.

The key to success is the fact that the Windows 8 mobile broadband driver is based on the Mobile Broadband Interface Model, a standard USB protocol. This move toward adopting industry standards for connectivity means that many more mobile devices will be able to connect quickly and painlessly to networks and printers.

Does that eliminate the need for third-party drivers? Not entirely. If the mobile device doesn’t support the Mobile Broadband Interface Model protocol, the mobile user may still be left in the position of having to download and install third-party driver software to make critical connections.
One key to managing hardware drivers is having a driver management software package like Driver Detective. Driver Detective, which is available for Windows 8, will help track, download, install and update drivers for both stationary computers and mobile devices.

Driver Detective can help you manage all of your device drivers, no matter what version of the Windows operating system you’re using. Whether you’re trying to track legacy drivers or discover the latest driver updates, Driver Detective can help keep your computer software and hardware drivers up-to-date.

Driver Detective has been downloaded and installed more than a million times by PC users all over the world and is a trusted hardware driver maintenance utility. Keep your driver software up-to-date, no matter what Windows OS version and hardware you use!

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Get Ready To Update Your Drivers!

Get Ready To Update Your Drivers!

Get Ready To Update Your Drivers!

Microsoft has released a preview version of the upcoming Windows 8.1 operating system, and for many users, that will mean checking for driver updates. Keeping one particular driver updated probably isn’t much of a chore, but keeping all of your drivers at their best can be tiresome and time-consuming.

Windows doesn’t automate driver updates

Many people believe that if they simply have Windows check for driver updates that their drivers will remain updated. This isn’t the way Windows update works, so if you’re relying on Windows to provide driver updates, you’re asking for driver problems.

Microsoft will distribute drivers if the manufacturer participates in Microsoft’s driver update program. Not all manufacturers do, so you could be left without driver updates, even if you think you’re covered. Further, Microsoft doesn’t always deliver the driver update your system requires. This is especially true of laptops, where a single laptop model could contain hardware from multiple different manufacturers. You might be given the wrong driver, or no driver at all.

Most computer manufacturers provide a software method for locating and downloading drivers. Dell offers a good example of this. Dell doesn’t distribute its drivers through Microsoft, so you need to go to Dell directly to download any new drivers or driver updates. You can configure the Dell update utility to check for new drivers, but the Dell utility won’t pick up drivers for any non-Dell products you may use with your system.

Hardware manufacturers (those that don’t manufacture whole systems) may or may not provide an update tool for your computer. You may simply have to visit their support site periodically to determine whether or not you have to apply a new driver to your system.

In all, this leaves the computer user in a bit of a bind. There is no single site you can go to and find all of the Windows drivers you may need. That’s why I recommend the use of Driver Detective. Driver Detective raises driver management software to a new level. Not only will Driver Detective manage all of your existing drivers, it will also check for updates to the drivers your system needs.

You save time because you don’t have to manually visit support sites, download drivers and install them. You don’t have to worry about having a backup copy of your installed drivers, and you don’t have to worry about missing critical updates for your computer’s hardware. Driver Detective keeps track of exactly which drivers your system requires, and you can roll back any driver updates whenever you want.

There’s nothing better than a software program that takes the drudgery out of maintaining your PC, and providing you with the assurance that your system has the correct driver software at all times!

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