Device Drivers in Lenovo® ThinkPad W701
Installing device drivers in Lenovo ThinkPad W701
Lenovo ThinkPad W701 laptop uses Intel Extreme processors with powerful computing and high performance. It supports up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM and 500GB hard disk. The NVIDIA graphics offers high quality pictures and videos. The 17-inch wide screen has higher resolution with excellent clarity and color contrast. Other than keyboard and touchpad, it provides pointing stick and Wacom tablet which serves as input devices. Lenovo ThinkPad W701 has ports for FireWire, eSATA and USB 3.0. Device drivers are software programs which help to manage the hardware devices connected to your Lenovo ThinkPad W701 laptop. There are device drivers for printers, displays, CDROM, modem, touchpad, video card, camera etc. These driver files help in communication between the Operating System and the connected devices.
Following are some of the needs and benefits of installing device drivers in Lenovo ThinkPad W701. They are listed below:
- Recognition of hardware
- Communication between OS and hardware
- System performance
Recognition of hardware
The driver files helps in recognizing the hardware connected to your Lenovo ThinkPad W701. Without drivers, your system might not be able to identify the peripheral devices. So, installation of device drivers help in proper functioning of theses devices. Install device drivers using the driver CD/DVD provided with your system. The built-in webcam, microphone, touchpad, Wacom tablet, DVD driver etc. of Lenovo ThinkPad W701 require driver files for their proper functioning.
Communication between the OS and hardware
The drivers consist of set of instructions or commands which help devices to communicate with the Operating System. Drivers help the Operating System on how to use the connected devices and how it works. Drivers are provided by the corresponding device manufacturers and if different drivers are installed then, the Operating System might not recognize it.
Installation of device drivers is required for the better performance of the system. The system requires certain drivers during booting so as to identify keyboards, displays, CDROM drive etc. of the system. The absence of those drivers might stop the system from booting. The device drivers needed to be updated for the efficient performance of the system.