Install Drivers for Windows® XP in ASUS® G71Gx
What are the things to be kept in mind while installing drivers for Windows XP in ASUS G71Gx?
ASUS G71Gx is a less expensive laptop using NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M and a 17-inch WUXGA display that provides a good gaming experience with unparalleled performance. Its innovative CPU Level UP provides 20% instantaneous performance boosts via overclocking. The built-in devices are four speakers, wireless antennae and a status display. You can also interface many other devices like USB devices, printers, scanners etc with your laptop through the USB port. All you need is to install the corresponding driver suitable for your Windows XP Operating System and the device. A device driver is a set of software programs which determines how a computer will communicate with the external connected devices. You can also check whether the driver is installed for a device by following the instructions. The users should right click on 'My Computer', and then select 'Manage'. Then select the 'Device manager'. If a yellow exclamation mark exists on the device listed on the right pane, then it means that no driver is installed for that device.
The different methods to install drivers and the things to keep in mind while installing are listed below:
- Install using CD
- Download from Internet
- Things to keep in mind
Install using CD
The most popular way to install drivers is by using driver installer CD or floppy disk. You will get one CD from your laptop manufacturer, that contains drivers of different hardware device such as audio card driver, video card driver etc. For peripheral devices like printers, scanners etc, you might get this CD while you bought the device. It is very important that this CD should work on your Windows XP Operating System.
Download from Internet
If you didn’t get the CD from the manufacturer, you need to download the driver corresponding to your device from the Internet. The downloaded driver from Internet will be in the form of compressed file, which is executable and you need to decompress it if you want to run the driver. WinRAR is a good tool to decompress the file. From the downloaded files find out the file having extension of exe, which means executable file, and double click on that file to install the driver.
The driver you installed should be compatible with both your Windows XP Operating System and the device component. Incompatible drivers will corrupt the Operating System and adversely affect system performance. It will also result in hardware failure in your ASUS G71Gx. Always select the best drivers for your device. If you are installing driver through Internet, then download it from the website of the manufacturer.
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