Select the All Programs menu.
Click on the Windows Update link.
In Windows 7, the Windows Update screen appears. Click view available updates and make
sure all critical updates are selected. Click the Install button and follow the instructions on the
It is recommended that you install all of the critical updates and service packs.
After the updates have been installed, Windows will prompt you to reboot the machine. Be sure
to save any files or documents that you may have open before rebooting. Then select Yes to
reboot the machine.
Installing or Upgrading Device Drivers (Windows
When installing optional hardware devices after the operating system installation is complete, you
must also install the drivers for each of the devices.
If prompted for the i386 directory, replace the path specification with C:\i386, or use the Browse
button in the dialog box to locate the i386 folder. This action points the operating system to the
Obtain the latest support software, including support software for the operating system from
http://www.hp.com/support. Select your country and language, select Download drivers and
software (and firmware), enter the model number of the computer, and press Enter.
Protecting the Software
To protect the software from loss or damage, keep a backup copy of all system software,
applications, and related files stored on the hard drive. Refer to the operating system or backup utility
documentation for instructions on making backup copies of your data files.
Installing or Upgrading Device Drivers (Windows systems)