About a year ago I had an issue with my, admittedly, outdated laptop computer. My hard drive crapped out and so I bought a new one. Presto, everything's back to normal. Not so fast, when I tried to reinstall my operating system, all the core files were lost with my old hard drive. Plus, to top it all off I had misplaced my install CDs.
Well, I managed to find a copy of a newer OS, but it had trouble with the drivers for my outdated machine. I had to go around and update nearly half of the necessary drivers manually. Negative fun. Plus, in my searching for a better way I found many online threads indicating that I was not the only one with driver issues.