In most cases, driver software comes with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates.
If Windows doesn't have the driver you need, you can find it on the disc that came with the hardware or device you want to use, or on the manufacturer's website.
Attempts to fix the problem seems to have made the problem worse.in the Vista Forums indicate that KB3145739 didn't fix the slow Patch Tuesday updates this month - or at least not for everyone. I did my Windows Updates last week, for the APRIL 2016 update issuances.Most users posting in that thread only see WU hang at "Checking for updates..." when it detects a large number of available updates so it's difficult to determine if any changes you've made to your system actually solve the problem until you run your next Patch Tuesday update. checking for updates was close to immediate and 20 updates were indicated ... The only thing that made me nervous was that the first part of the installation (before restart) of the Malicious Software Removal Tool was on the long side ... but that sometimes happens in the update process so I figure it's normal. Check for Updates took maybe 7 hours and still was not finished.Ken B Some of us have been through the experience of check for updates never finishing. The next day, a notification soon cameup in task tray that Updates were avaialbe; so downloading of the updates took more than about 3 or 4 hours. I didn't install any new updates in last days except Windows Defender definitions. After installing KB3145739, it was always finished in 5-10 minutes. (WU is set to This time it was the security patch KB3153199. id=52217 (Stop WU service, install the update, restart.Being a retired EE digital signal processor, I know the complexities of code contributed by hundreds if not thousands of SW engineers to build and maintain an OS.
I'm curious what this magic update fixed for Kelly B56 and me.
Honestly, you'll be doing yourself a bunch of favors all at once by upgrading past Vista."The time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies," Microsoft said in announcing the move. Fortunately, Vista's bad reputation led most people to abandon it years ago.
Some estimates put its current marketshare among all desktop computer operating systems at less than one percent.
A driver is software that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or devices.
Without driver software, the hardware you connect (for example, a video card, a printer or a scanner) will not work properly.
Is there a different comparable update for 64 bit OS or is there a different problem? After installing this 64 bit OS update "windows update" ran successfully for the first time in over a week.