Even though the vast majority of the population either owns a computer or has access to a computer, knowing how to keep said computer and the drivers that help it run smoothly up to date can sometimes be difficult. If you are wondering what a computer driver is and what it does, the first thing I can tell you is that it’s not the person “driving” the computer. The drivers in a computer are pieces of software that inform the computer operating system and other software within the computer how it should be communicating with a given piece of hardware. An example would be, how your computer is communicating with your printer or a scanner.
Some examples of devices that would need drivers installed and updated regularly would be printers, scanners, keyboards, mouses, audio cards and video cards and monitors, etc.
Often times, for one reason or another a device driver may not get updated and then your computer may run slow or be sluggish or have other problems that keep it from running at peek performance.
That’s were driver download and update software can help. These programs, once installed on your computer, can perform the driver updates your computer needs with little or no effort on your part, so you no longer have to worry about updating drivers one at a time or finding the correct drivers for your computer. It’s all done automatically.