Being married to a computer tech type person makes it easy for me to stay on top of the latest driver updates for my computer, but many are not that lucky to have another person who they can rack their brain to ensure their windows drivers are up to date!
The reason you should make sure that your computer drivers are up to date is because this will ensure that every accessory that is plugged into your computer will be in good working order, not to mention it keeps your programs running smoothly. Let’s say you just hooked up a new sound system for your computer, but you have no sound coming out of the speakers. Make sure you check that your volume control has been adjusted properly (not on mute), and be sure the correct sound drivers have been downloaded to your computer. Usually no sound from your new speakers can be resolved easily with the most up to date driver being installed.
Windows Vista is famous for not having all properly installed drivers, because it’s such a new operating system that very few programs or accessories came with the correct driver on the original installation CD. Properly checking that your windows drivers are installed will ensure that you are getting all that you can possibly get out of your computer and computer accessories.