Windows 7 Updates… Causing hardware issues!

Many users have reported recent hardware issues related to the Windows 7 updates. Check out below the symptoms, cause, and what you can do about it.

Symptom: Not being able to use a device, connect to the internet, or you see an error related to your hardware. These devices could include network adapters, your mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitors and others.


Cause: Recent Windows 7 updates have been causing hardware devices to stop working. This issue is being caused by outdated drivers. A driver is software that allows your computer to communicate with hardware devices. These outdated drivers may not work with the newer updated Windows 7.


Fix: In order to prevent this from happening to you, make sure your drivers are updated before updating Windows 7. Click this link to see what Microsoft has to say about drivers, and how to update them.

***Windows may not be able to automatically update all your drivers***

To make sure that you do not lose the ability to use your hardware after an update, you need to get the most up-to-date driver from the manufacturer of the hardware. Give us a call if you have any questions, or would like us to help you out with these updates.