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what are device drivers?

What are device drivers? Where can i get best materials for this?Is there any best website for learing more about these device drivers?
Nov 17 '06 #1
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bartonc
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What are device drivers? Where can i get best materials for this?Is there any best website for learing more about these device drivers?
device drivers sit in the operating system, between your applications and things that need to be controled (devices) like sound, disk, monitor, etc.
Ususally, when you add a divice to your system it will come with a driver (if it needs one, not all do). Sometimes updates to your OS will want a newer driver (windows update tries to do this for you). If you need a newer driver, you can do a google search for "windows dirivers" and get a slew of link like:
http://www.winguides.com/drivers/
That's really all a typical user really needs to know about drivers.
Nov 17 '06 #2
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hi,

If you bought new pc parts / accessories like video card, sound card, scanners, printers, etc. the package will include installer for your devices. That is what you called the device driver. For some device may not work without device drivers but some of it works under windows xp.

try also DRIVERGUIDE
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