Toshiba® Satellite M500 Drivers
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Toshiba Satellite M500 14” series come with a range of features that deliver on optimum performance of the notebook. The PC is powered by a dual-core processor from Intel, HDMI connection port, touch screen, Ethernet card and much more running on Windows 7 operating system. In order for the hardware peripheral devices on the notebook to be compatible with the operating system, special software known as device drivers are provided along with the purchase of the notebook. However, in cases where one does not have access to a device driver, they may be able to download them from the developer’s website.
Tips to select the right driver for your Toshiba Satellite M500 and the issues that can come in the drivers of Toshiba Satellite M500, are discussed here:
- Selecting the notebook drivers
- Issues with driver downloads
- Upgrading drivers
Selecting the notebook drivers
The notebook’s device drivers are categorized as BIOS drivers, main board utility, input device, CD-ROM, modem, and network drivers among others. Before you may proceed to download the right device drivers, it is important to verify the driver version and the operating system’s compatibility. To determine the driver version, the user can open the system properties dialogue box by right clicking on ‘My Computer’ and on the drop down menu click on properties. In the resultant dialogue box, click on the hardware tab and click on the option device manager.
A window containing the drivers installed in the system and the version will be displayed. On the vendor’s website, the drivers are listed by categories. Once the user is aware of the right driver version and the operating system supported, they can click on the right link to download the driver file to their local disk.
Issues with driver downloads
The main issues that can arise with the driver downloads is that some malicious users tend to fix malwares i.e. spyware, Trojans and key loggers as the driver downloads. Once the files are downloaded, the malicious applications are installed while running files. There are occasions when users may decide to upgrade their hardware from the manufacturer’s default. Some of these upgrades are not in conformity with the device drivers. This can result in incompatibility issues making the device not to function as required.
To upgrade drivers for pre-existing devices, all the users has to do is follow the steps to open the device manager and locate the device driver you would like to update. Since the update is done automatically via web, the user has to click on the option update driver. A wizard will direct the user on the option to update the driver i.e. from a download file or from the Internet.