We need to install a device driver everytime we attach a new hardware device with our computer because the device Driver helps the computer to connect with the hardware device like keyboard, mouse, monitor and etc.
It also contains codes that helps the computer to function the hardware properly.
Why do devices need device drivers?
Purpose of Device Drivers
Device drivers are necessary to permit a computer to interface and interact with specific devices. They define the messages and mechanisms whereby the computer (OS and applications) can access the device or make requests for the device to fulfill.
Is a device driver hardware or software?
A driver provides a software interface to hardware devices, enabling operating systems and other computer programs to access hardware functions without needing to know precise details about the hardware being used. Drivers are hardware dependent and operating-system-specific.
How do I install device drivers?
Installing a driver from Microsoft
- Open Start.
- Search for Device Manager and click the top result to open the app.
- Double-click the branch with the device you want to update.
- Right-click the device and select the Update driver option.
- Click the Search automatically for updated driver software option.
What drivers do I need to install?
What Drivers Do I Need to Install for a New Computer?
- A motherboard driver, such as Intel motherboard driver, AMD motherboard driver, Asus motherboard driver, Gigabyte motherboard driver, MSI motherboard driver, etc.
- A display card driver (also called a graphics card driver), which enables your screen displays normally with good resolution.
What Is Device Driver example?
In simplified terms, device drivers are bits of code or programming that allow hardware such as sound cards, video cards, USB ports and basically all the components that make a computer work, communicate and inter-grate\interface with the Operating System, software and other hardware attached to the computer.
What are the types of device drivers?
Types of Device Drivers
All device drivers can be divided into two main categories: kernel device drivers and user device drivers. Drivers from the first category are loaded with the operating system. They function as a part of your OS after they are loaded in the memory.