Acer® Veriton Installing Video Drivers
The Acer® Veriton® series of desktops come with a range of AMD and Intel® processors along with powerful graphics hardware. However, for these devices to perform, software programs called drivers are required. A hardware device gives out a set of unique commands and instructions which only its driver can understand and further decode for your computer.
- What are the different kinds of drivers and why do you need them?
- How do you install video drivers on your Acer® Veriton® desktop?
- What are the precautions to be taken while adding new drivers?
What are the different kinds of drivers and why do you need them?
Every operating system (OS) needs unique drivers that can work on that platform. Additionally, all the available operating systems come with a few basic drivers. For instance, a keyboard or a mouse driver is already present on the operating system. However, for other hardware devices, like printers, scanners, storage devices, graphics cards, audio devices, etc., drivers need to be installed. Further, if you upgrade from one operating system to another, you also need to upgrade the existing drivers or install new ones that sync with the new operating system. You should make sure that the right drivers are in place, or else your hardware will not function properly.
How do you install video drivers on your Acer® Veriton® desktop?
In case you have a video hardware installed (which is the case mostly), you can expect to find a driver disc included in the package itself. Now, you simply need to insert the configuration disc into your computer, and an autorun process should automatically start the disc's contents. By following the prompts given by the set-up procedure, you can install the driver and then restart your computer for the changes to come into place. In case there isn’t any driver CD included in the package, you need to determine the name and version of your video hardware and go to the manufacturer’s website where you can download the requisite driver.
It is extremely crucial to get the right driver for a device. Before adding the driver, you should have an idea about its name and version. You should also check for its compatibility with the hardware. Downloading drivers from uncertified websites might damage your system. For your Acer® Veriton® desktop, you should make sure that you go through proper websites to obtain the software. In case your operating system warns you about the driver’s incompatibility or integrity, you should immediately stop the installation procedure.