Installing the latest drivers improves system performance and application compatibility. Updated drivers include numerous bug fixes as well as system optimizations.

It is recommended for optimal system stability to only use Official drivers and not Beta or Prerelease versions. Performance differences between driver versions including Beta or Prereleased drivers is negligible. The only time Beta or Prerelease drivers should be considered is when a serious application bug is fixed in the Beta or Prerelease version and the component manufacturer has not yet released the Official driver version that includes the bug fix.

This guide includes common component driver links in clean concise listing.

Driver XP - A Windows XP Driver Guide v1.0.0

The Driver XP Site