Importance of drivers for Gateway® Solo 5150

Why do you need drivers for Gateway Solo 5150?


Gateway Solo 5150 comes with all the applications, hardware, and accessories that are needed to compute at office or at home which includes a copy of Microsoft Office 97 Small Business Edition, that comes preinstalled. Gateway Solo 5150 has a sharp 14.1-inch screen with a DVD-ROM drive and an MPEG-2 decoder card. It has a battery life of 2 hours and 50 minutes. Video memory included in Gateway Solo 5150 is a 2.5 MB integrated SDRAM. Drivers are software programs that will connects you directly to Windows and also controls the important task of communicating your instructions to a hardware device and relay data back to you. Different drivers that are required to be installed on Gateway Solo 5150 notebook includes audio drivers, printer drivers and video drivers.


Ways to install different drivers for Gateway Solo 5150:




  • Different drivers

  • Provide Operating System interaction

  • Activates particular devices



Different drivers



For sound, and to make a sound card work, you need to install the correct sound card driver or audio driver on your Gateway Solo 5150. Whenever you print a document, the printer driver feeds data to the printer with the correct control commands. For a graphics card to work on your computer, you need to install a graphics driver which is also known as a video driver.



Provide Operating System interaction



Device drivers are connected to the Operating System in order to allow the Operating System to offer provision of accessing hardware, both for your application programs. Most outdated systems may not provide built-in support for devices like CD-ROM drives. So each and every Operating System requires a device driver for making the CD-ROM drive work properly. The major role of a device driver on your computer is to provide an interface between application programs and the devices that utilize it.



Activates particular devices


Drivers may be either installed from websites or they come with devices as CDs. You also need drivers for other portable devices. Addition and removal of devices on a system may be detected with the help of these drivers. Every device functions properly only when they are supported by specific drivers and every device object will be created by this driver after its installation.




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