Device Drivers Installation in Microsoft® Windows® 98
What are device drivers? How could you obtain and install device drivers in Windows 98 system?
Windows 98 is the older versions of Windows operating system. Device drivers are the software component for a device. In order to identify the device, you need to install drivers for each device connected to your system. Otherwise you may face many error messages indicating unknown device connected to your system. In order to get the performance of both device and your system, you need to install driver software for each device connected to your system. The driver software acts as the intermediate between the device and processor. For installing driver software, your system need to have around 40 MB storage space. Before installing the driver software, you need to check whether the driver software supported operating system is same as operating system of the system. Before starting the installation process, you need to check the connection of device to your system.
Given below are the tips to obtain and install device drivers in Windows 98 operating system:
- Using installation CD
- Install through Device Manager
- Search on the Internet
Using installation CD
While purchasing the device you could get the installation CD for the driver software. It would be the latest and compatible driver software. To install the driver software, you need to insert the installation CD and run the set-up file. It would list many instructions in the Window. By the following instructions, you can complete the installation process.
Install through Device Manager
After inserting the installation CD for the driver software, you need to open the Device Manager. In order to open Device Manager you need to right click on the 'My Computer' icon in the desktop and select the 'Manage option'. Here you could see the option to open Device Manager. After right clicking on the device which could not have driver software you need to select the 'Install driver option'. It would install the driver software automatically.
By visiting your device manufactures websites, you could easily download the latest and compatible drivers for the Windows 98 operating system. From the website, you could easily download the driver. Before downloading the driver software, you need to check the requirements for the corresponding driver software and check whether it is compatible with your Windows 98 operating system.