Instaling a Device Driver



This lesson will take students through the steps required to install a Device Driver. Computer Technicians are always called upon to restore a desktop or laptop computer that has stop functioning because one of the following device drivers have become inoperable, these are the most common:

  • Video Driver
  • Audio Driver
  • Ethernet Driver
  • USB Driver
  • Print Driver

Note to instructor:

Thiis lesson is best delivered in a real time setting, for best results use a LCD projector connected to a desktop with the device driver(s) completely removed. for ultimum results have a system control application on all student work stations like Insight or Visions. Think out loud with your students as you go through the installation steps.

Lesson Time

Installation Lesson
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • 1) Properly install a device driver to restore computer system functionality.2) Use deductive reasoning to develop efficient problem-solving skills. 3) Install a device driver to restore system functionality

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