Learn how to install drivers on Gateway® NV79

What are the various things to keep in mind while downloading, installing, and updating BIOS, audio, video and other drivers on Gateway NV79 systems?


Drivers are the communication link between the hardware devices and the Operating System on the computer. Drivers come as self installing packages that can be installed by simply clicking and following on screen instructions. Some of the drivers that Gateway NV79 users would have to install include sound drivers, video drivers, graphics drivers, network drivers, etc. Drivers for your Gateway NV79 are best installed when the system is in the safe mode. This would reduce chances of errors during the driver installation process. Gateway NV79 also has a service called BIOS. BIOS checks the working state of the components on system start-up. Before installing drivers for Gateway NV79 or updating or installing a different version of BIOS, it is recommended that users create a backup of all data on the system. It is also advisable that users create restore points before installing any drivers so that if required, the restore points can be used to roll back the system to an ideal working state. Also scan the system thoroughly for malwares and remove any infections before initializing the installation process.


The following are tips to download drivers/ BIOS for Gateway NV79:




  • Authentic website

  • Disable all proxies

  • Save Internet bandwidth



Authentic website



When downloading drivers or BIOS for Gateway NV79, users are advised to only download the software from the authentic website of the manufacturer. This would ensure that the drivers or BIOS is free from any errors or malwares. Drivers/ BIOS hosted by third party websites might have malwares and they should not be downloaded.



Disable all proxies



Users looking for updating drivers or downloading newer versions of BIOS are advised to disable proxies on the system as well as the browser. If the proxies are not disabled, the download request for drivers as well as the updated BIOS would be redirected to a different server which might result in the downloading of wrong or maliciously coded files.



Save Internet bandwidth


Even when your Gateway NV79 system is connected to the Internet and is idle, some applications running in the background might be sending out information or downloading updates. When downloading the drivers for Gateway NV79, it is suggested that users save Internet bandwidth utilization by terminating all Internet based applications running in the background. This would reduce chances of interruptions during the download.




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