Installing Windows® XP® Drivers for Gateway® w350a

Are you operating your Gateway w350a on Windows XP? Find out how to install drivers for your system.

Windows XP is one of the older generation operating systems from Microsoft. Even though product support for Windows XP has ended, the operating system is widely used by all kind of users. This is because Windows XP is very light and consumes very little system resources, when in use. Windows XP is also very simple to use and operate. Your Gateway w350a is totally compatible with Windows XP and the operating system may run exceptionally well on the system. However, users may have to install some specific drivers for the system. Drivers can be best described as the software essential for the working of the hardware components. Windows XP comes with basic drivers but these drivers may not be enough for the components on Gateway w350a. Separate performance drivers for graphics cards, video cards, network cards, sound cards and more may have to be installed. Users can find Gateway w350a drivers using the default/ original website. When selecting the drivers special care must be taken not to download drivers from websites other than the original one as they may have malware. Users can also use software such as Driver Genius to find and download appropriate drivers for the system. For updating the existing drivers on Windows XP users can also use the device manager utility.

Following details gives users more information regarding things to keep in mind when installing Windows XP drivers on Gateway w350a:

  • Remove all malware

  • Create restore point

  • Check drivers

Remove all malware

Before starting with the installation of Windows XP drivers on Gateway w350a, users must remove all malware from the system. The malware must be removed using an updated antivirus program or malware removal tool such as Norton AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Antimalware. Presence of malware within the system at the time of installation of drivers can cause corruption of the drivers and malfunction of the components.

Create restore point

While installing Windows XP drivers on Gateway w350a, users are advised to create a restore point before starting with the installation. The restore point can ensure that even if major problems such as multiple hardware malfunction or blue screen errors do come up with the system, the restore point can be used to restore the system to ideal working state.

Check drivers

All Gateway w350a users installing Windows XP drivers are suggested to check the details of drivers at hand and about to be installed. As there are many Gateway products out on the market, users can easily get confused with the drivers for each model. Gateway w350a users must therefore cross check the details of drivers other than names before installation.

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