device driver

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Small program that enables a computer and a device to communicate with each other. Computer operating systems usually come with 'pre-installed' device drivers for the current models of the popular devices. Older or latest device drivers (which usually come on a disk with the device or are downloaded from the manufacturer's website) must be installed by the user.

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The device driver was out of date and needed to be updated and fortunately the information technology department guided us on that process.
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Having a good device driver will allow you to run some projects faster and speed up their time for completion.
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The IT professionals spent the day at the company headquarters because the manager's computer needed its device driver updated before it could connect to his printer.
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