Installing/Updating drivers on Gateway® W350a laptop

Learn to install/update drivers on your Gateway W350a laptop.

All software installed on your Gateway W350a must be updated. There are many different software installed on your Gateway W350a computer such as Operating System, BIOS, drivers, and so on. Updates for software are provided by manufacturers to make the product better and this is applicable for BIOS as well as drivers. Drivers are essential for the hardware components to understand the requirements of the Operating System and also for the OS to understand results produced by the hardware components. BIOS is a service that runs on system startup. BIOS service allows the system to startup only after it completes checks to ensure that all the components are in ideal working state. Updated versions of BIOS or drivers can be easily found out and downloaded from the official website of Gateway. Gateway W350a users can also make use of separate software such as Driver Genius or BIOS Agent to find updated versions of drivers. When downloading the latest or updated versions of drivers for Gateway W350a users must make sure that they are of the correct type specification and compatible. Installation of incompatible drivers or incorrect version of BIOS would cause many issues and in some cases, it might even render the system inoperable.

Following details give users more information regarding tips to install drivers/BIOS on Gateway W350a:

  • Terminate unnecessary programs

  • Remove potential threats

  • Create backup of data

Terminate unnecessary programs

When installing drivers or BIOS on Gateway W350a, users are suggested to terminate all unnecessary applications running in the background. The number of services or programs running in the system background can be found out and terminated using the task manager utility on the system. Terminating such programs would reduce chances of problems coming up during the installation process.

Remove potential threats

Gateway W350a users installing drivers or updated versions of BIOS are recommended to ensure that the system is free of all kinds of potential threats such as malware. If malware are present, then the drivers/BIOS being installed would get infected and corrupted. Potential threats from your Gateway W350a can be removed using an updated antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus or malware removal tool like Malwarebytes Antimalware.

Create backup of data

All Gateway W350a users installing drivers or BIOS on the systems are advised to create backup of all data on the system. The backup of data must include drivers that are already installed on the system. The data backup is best created on a removable data storage medium so that data can be accessed using a secondary machine if some major problems do come up with Gateway W350a.

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