Drivers For Computer

Why drivers for your computer are necessary.

Device drivers are software that you put on your PC so Windows detects parts that is connected to your computer. There are several kinds of device drivers that are made to fit the various types of hardware that you connect to your computer like a webcamera or a mouse. Several device drivers have an important purpose for th operating system on your PC. Windows needs different tasks to be performed, this is made by several different drivers for your computer.

Printer Driver

Almost everyone needs a printer driver for your computer since most people have a printer. Just connecting your new printer to the computer wont cut it as Windows wont be able to talk to the printer. Enter the computer driver.

Upon buyibg a new printer look for the CD with the drivers on it the allows the PC to speak with the printer. Put the disk in your computer and it will guide you through the installation of the driver that allows you to use your printer. The computer sill be able to speak to your printer thanks to the driver.

Sometimes the driver is out of date and need to be updated from the manufacturers website. Even with the driver installed it is a good idea to check for updates every now and then on the producers website.

BIOS Driver

For the basic operations your computer needs the very important BIOS driver. The Basic Input and Output System, or BIOS, uses the BIOS driver for some of the most important functions on your computer. When the PC is booted the BIOS driver starts the disk drive, hard drive, mouse and keyboard, graphics and so on.

Bluetooth Driver

A Bluetooth driver can give your PC wireless capability. Wireless devices can be connected to your computer with Bluetooth. With the right drivers and a couple Bluetooth headphones you can move about more freely from your PC. If a device is bluetooth enabled you can connect your computer to it with the right drivers.

There are many more types of drivers for your computer than we have gone through here and almost all hardware needs its own driver. I hope this cave you some idea of ​​what drivers for computer are and why they are important.

Source by Nick Trank

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