Main Profile

At A Glance

Learn Windows 7 - Drivers

Bestselling Learn Guitar on Android! Mahalo's Windows expert Sean Hewitt explains the different ways to get drivers. What Is a Driver? --------------------------------------------------------------------- The driver is what makes your system able to communicate with the devices that you connect to it. Your mouse, keyboard?and?sound or video card will all connect to the driver.? Setting Up a Driver --------------------------------------------------------------------- Take video cards as an example. If you want to set up an old video card on a new operating system, go to your manufacturer's website. Type in your card's exact make and model, and you should now be able to download the driver you need. Finding the Correct Driver --------------------------------------------------------------------- Let's say you scroll through the menu of operating systems, come to Windows 7 and ?have the option to select between "Windows 7 - 32 bit" and "Windows 7 - 64 bit." If you're not sure which of these applies to you, right-click on My Computer then?Select Properties.?Go to the Start Menu and click Select Computer?then?Properties.?Now you will know which driver to download. Other Ways to Find Your Driver --------------------------------------------------------------------- Another way to get the proper driver is to check for a Windows Update by clicking Updates at the bottom of your desktop.?Consider whether your driver is digitally assigned, which means that it is compatible with your version of Windows. You can also look at the device itself. Usually the manufacturer is clearly labeled and you can find the specific make and model with little effort.? If There is No Manufacturer Website --------------------------------------------------------------------- Search the web for your driver. It's true that searching the web for your driver is not the ideal way to go, but if there are no other options, one recommended site is Driver Guide. Be warned while navigating this site that there are a lot of ads on it. Read more by visiting our page at:
Length: 03:48


Questions about Learn Windows 7 - Drivers

Want more info about Learn Windows 7 - Drivers? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer