Windows® XP SATA Drivers
How to install SATA drivers on Window® XP?
A driver can be defined as a program that helps higher-level programs to interact with your system’s hardware device. It specializes in communicating with the device through the computer bus or its communications system. The driver gives command to the device and once the device sends data back to the driver, the driver may invoke routines in the original program. It is designed to work as a software. It also accepts these generic high-level commands and divides these programs into a series of low-level device-specific commands as required by the device. There are a number of ways to install a driver. A SATA driver is one of the most advanced technologies that enhance the speed as well as secure greater bandwidth for transferring data. Window® XP does not come with a SATA driver by default and has to be installed.
More information on the installation of SATA drivers on Window® XP and the related issues:
- How to install SATA drivers on Window® XP
- Compatibility issues
- Upgradation of drivers on a regular basis
How to install SATA drivers on Window® XP
SATA drivers on Window® XP can be installed properly if you follow proper instructions. Firstly, you should download the free program nLite to customize your Windows® XP installation CD to include SATA drivers. Then, create a folder to store the SATA drivers and copy paste all your files into it. Thereafter, insert the Windows® XP CD into your PC’s CD drive and click on the ‘nLite’ program. Select the required option to create an image of the Windows® XP CD. Click on the ‘Drivers’ button during the image creation process and select the option to create a bootable image. Now, you should direct the program to move drivers into the ‘SATA drivers’ folder. Now, burn the Windows® XP installation CD and move the image created to a blank CD. In the end, SATA drivers automatically install with a copy of Windows® XP.
The main thing that should be kept in mind with respect to installation is compatibility. You should install drivers that are compatible with the operating system. The drivers should meet the needs and requirements of the system. On the other hand, if these drivers are not compatible, then they won’t work properly and the speed and performance of the system will be hampered drastically. Hence, to avoid this, you should always select the right drivers for your PC.
You should always upgrade the drivers on a regular basis. As the technology keeps changing, new versions of the drivers are also available in the market. So, with the use of the latest versions of the drivers, the chances of errors may reduce drastically. Hence, you should upgrade the drivers and at the same time ensure that they are compatible with the computer’s operating system.