What Are Drivers? I Mean The Ones You Find On Your Computer?


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Computer drivers are programs that control devices on your machine. All the devices on your computer, such as the printer, disk drive or the keyboard, must have a driver program. Many drivers, such as the keyboard driver, are already installed and come with the operating system when you first get the computer. The purpose of a device driver is to simplify programming by acting as a translator between the hardware and the applications or operating systems that use that hardware.

Drivers operate in many different kinds of environments. Devices that they interface with include:

- Printers
- Video adapters
- Sound cards
- Network cards
- Computer storage devices
- Digital cameras
- Image and picture scanners

When you buy any computer hardware, they will almost always come with a CD (in the past it would have been a floppy disk) that contains the driver. Your computer will automatically install the driver when it is inserted into the drive in your machine. In recent years, drivers can be installed using your internet connection rather than relying on a physical disk such as a CD.

If you are having difficulty locating and installing a driver for one of your devices, then try to find out the model number and manufacturer. If you do an online search using the model number, you should be able to find answers about how to find and install its driver.
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What are drivers? Drivers are basically programs that tell the operating system
(Windows, Mac..etc) and other software how to communicate with a certain
hardware (printer, video card...etc). It's like a common language that will allow
your CPU to speak with other devices installed along with it.

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If you are having problems finding the right driver for your computer and a certain device try searching for that model number. Alternatively get some computer support from an expert!
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Don't you can download drivers for microsoft products via thier website. Most other manufactures such as Dell, Sony, HP offer direct driver downloads online too.
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How to install all drivers my computer step by step
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Harold Raby
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Was this a question? If so, it is not that easy. Each peice of hardware must have it's own drive. Ask in the question form and state what you need drivers for. We can help.
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ask and it will be answered
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Clement Goh answered

It is a computer software that allows your computer to communicate with other devices like printers.

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Ajay Seo answered
Drivers are softwares which actually make your Hardware components work. Take for example, your graphic card has Drivers which needs to be installed before you can use your graphic card.

It actually connects external hardware with your Computer.
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Milan O Satpute answered
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Computer drivers are software programs. It helps a computer identify and run the hardware installed in it. Without drivers the computer will not be able to distinguish between a sound card and a modem. Most devices on the computer need drivers to run. Computer accessories, such as printers, scanners and digital cameras also need drivers to function. All computer hardware and accessories that is purchased comes with drivers either in a floppy or a CD. The computer automatically loads the drivers when inserted in the drives. Drivers can also be downloaded from manufacturer's websites. You can download the most recent or updated drivers for a hardware.
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Clement Goh answered

They are groups of files that enable hardware devices to communicate data to the computer's operating system, and ensure it operates smoothly and efficiently.

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Anonymous answered
Drivers are like driver who drive the bus. But computer drivers are those which drive the computer  devices such as printers, scanners, speakers via a sound card drivers
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alan lawson answered
Drivers are software program used to control the functionality of your computer such as the printer,video adapters, sound cards,network cards,computer storage devices, digital cameras,Image and picture scanners.
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Drivers are required for integral devices like graphics cards, sound cards, wireless adapters and network adapters but are also needed for external hardware like printers, webcams and scanners.

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