Lenovo® ThinkPad L512 Laptop Drivers
Lenovo ThinkPad L512 PC is loaded with the latest operating system Windows 7. The RAM can be upgraded to 8 GB and you can use hard drive of 500 GB in this laptop. It comes with 2 mega pixel camera and pointing device UltraNav with fingerprint reader. It has DVD recordable 8 x max dual layer optical drive. It comes with 6-cell or 9-cell li ion battery. It has different communication features like Bluetooth, integrated Wi-Fi adapters, integrated mobile broadband. To run these different devices, different driver programs are needed.
- Role of device drivers in PCs
- How to install device drivers in PCs
- Selecting the best driver
Role of device drivers in computers
A computer system is built with different parts or devices. There are also options to add new devices and to upgrade the old one. There is an operating system, which runs the whole system. Under that operating system to run the devices, some specific programs are needed; these programs are called driver programs or simply drivers. Drivers may come in disks with the device, or these may be preloaded in chips into the device or the drivers may be preloaded in the operating system. However, you have to use the perfect driver to run the device properly.
How to install device drivers in laptops
For drivers of different devices in the Lenovo ThinkPad L512 laptops please visit the ‘www-307.ibm.com/pc/support’ site. There are different drivers listed according to the devices and the operating systems. You have to choose the correct driver for your computer according to the operating system. There are drivers for different operating system like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7. There are 32 bit and 64 bit versions of operating system, then you have to choose driver according to the bit version also. Then download the driver and then extract it if required. Then install it in your computer following the instructions provide by the software and the website. Sometimes you may have to restart the computer to run the driver properly.
Always try to use the recommended drivers. You will get better performance from the recommended one, though you may get some third party drivers for some devices. Always use the latest versions of drivers for your computer. The latest versions come with fixing problems of the previous versions, and also more compatible with the new hardware and software. To update the drivers you can use the Device Manager of the Windows operating system. For more information go to the Lenovo sites.