Installing and Updating Drivers

The Windows 7 installation DVD includes signed hardware drivers that support an enormous number of devices. Thousands of additional drivers are available from Windows Update, with hundreds of new devices added every month . (To give you an idea of the scale of the ongoing driver development effort, consider that Microsoft added roughly 1600 new drivers per month in the first year after Windows Vista was released, and that pace has not slowed down .) Assuming that you're working with a relatively modern PC with no esoteric parts, the chances are good that virtually all of your hardware will work immediately after you finish Windows setup . (That's certain to be true if you purchase a new PC with Win-

a dows 7 already installed; in that case, the manufacturer is required to install drivers for all devices included with the system.)

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