Installation of Drivers in Windows XP in Sony® VAIO W Series
Tips for the Installation of Drivers for WindowsXP in Sony VAIO W Series
You might have heard about different types of drivers in the system. Do you exactly know the importance of those drivers? These are actually essential parts of the Sony VAIO W Series system. The software program which is needed for the working of a hardware device is known as driver. Without the driver none of the devices in the Sony VAIO W Series system can work properly. The driver must be installed before the installation of devices. After the installation of drivers, they will give the necessary instructions to the Operating system to control the devices. The drivers thus act as an interface between the device and the Operating system. They have other functionalities also such as translation of request in to the proper format, trouble shooting of corresponding devices etc. In order to install these drivers in to Windows XP in the Sony VAIO W Series system you can either depend on the driver CD with the device or the Internet. If you use the CD, then the installation will be little easier. In that case, you just need to run the execution files and follow the instructions given. After the successful completion of those drivers, you can install the device. If you use the Internet, then you need to search the Internet for the proper drivers and download them. The advantage here is that you can download the updated drivers. The installation is similar in both cases. But you need to open the compressed folder in some cases.
Following are the important things to be considered during the installation of drivers:
- Compatibility with the system
- Updated driver
- Removal of viruses
Compatibility with the system
Since the compatibility of Sony VAIO W Series system requires the certification of minimum system requirements for the drivers, this is important to keep in mind. The requirements include the memory capacity, processor etc. Only if the Sony VAIO W Series system with Windows XP operating system satisfies the minimum requirements to install the drivers, can you start the installation process.
When you download drivers from the site, you can access the updated drivers. So always try to access the most recently updated driver.
Before the installation of drivers, all the viruses from the Sony VAIO W Series system should be removed. Otherwise they might start to create problems such as error messages during the installation. After scanning the system and removing of viruses, you must also remember to turn off the virus scanning software.