What Are Device Drivers ? Are they important for my Computer ? Can it be harmful for my computer ?
For those people who are not aware of what the device drivers are and their importance, let me briefly explain about them to you.
Devices as we all know are the hardware or components that are within or attached externally to our computers, example are keybloard, music hardware, usb hardware etc. The device drivers are the software which enables the hardware to connect with the operating systems like the Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows Vista etc.
In simple words, the hardware of our computers becomes functional with the help of device drivers. The various brands of hardware will have their own and unique and device drivers. The functionalities of the hardware are conveyed to the operating systems through the device drivers.
Device drivers are essential for you computer to function without any hitch and hence they are very importan for your computer, and, they are, by no means harmful for your computer.
Should I Update my drivers regularly ?
Along with the operating systems, even the device drivers will have their own updates. It is very important to update the device drivers for the smooth functioning of computer systems. You could either lose or damage your original drivers CDs. On the other hand, you might also choose not to use them since they are very old.
The driver updates are pretty much ongoing, and it would make a lot of sense to take the backups of their current updated versions. That way, you will not have to fall back on your old device drivers CDs whenever needed.
The backup of current driver versions will come handy to you, if you have to reinstall the operating systems, especially if your system crashes or if you come across that dreaded blue screen.