How to deal with Windows Drivers?


What is a Driver?

Widows Drivers
A DriverOpens in a new tab. is software that installed within the Operating System in order to help and guide the operating system on how to deal with the HardwareOpens in a new tab. peripherals.

DriversOpens in a new tab. normally comes on a CDOpens in a new tab. with new purchased Laptop or PC, it comes also with the new HardwareOpens in a new tab. like sound cardOpens in a new tab., graphical cardOpens in a new tab., Network cardOpens in a new tab. …etc, or it comes with external devices that connect to the computer like printers, scanners, cameras …etc.

How many ways to install the drivers?

After installing the Microsoft WindowsOpens in a new tab., the next step is to install the Drivers; there are two ways to perform the driver installation, the first one to apply the driver’s executable files, the second method is to use the Windows utilities to run the installation.

Installation using the Driver’s executable file

How to perform that? It’s quite easy just put the driver’s CDOpens in a new tab. into the CD ROMOpens in a new tab. drive, an auto run interface will appear after a while showing you some links to software on that CDOpens in a new tab. which one of them is the desired driver (you can identify from its name), and for the Laptop’s driver you might find several drivers on the same CDOpens in a new tab..

Installation using the Windows utilities

Some drivers don’t have an executable file to be executed, but instead they have several files with different extensions to be used by the Microsoft Windows Utilities to implement the installation.

How to install the Drivers?

Click on the videos bleow and watch Firas show you how to deal with Windows XP drivers…

How to install Microsoft Windows XP drivers

Video - How to install Windows Drivers PART 1

How to install Microsoft Windows XP drivers

Video - How to install Windows Drivers PART 2

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This is me Firas Sameer the founder of Dealing With Windows, I am a computer and telecommunication engineer with over 14 years of experience, I love helping people and I love spending some of my free time posting useful articles for free about Microsoft windows.

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