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Personal Computers are made of several hardware components, software and operating system. In order to make the operating system understand the software and hardware components which makes a computer it requires details about all the components connected. This information can be received from the device drivers. Every hardware component comes with few device drivers which include display and input devices. Computer mouse, touchpad and keyboard drivers are few of the input device drivers which are used to send data into a computer. However, display devices which are also known as output devices normally send data for instance, your personal computer screen is said to be a display device. Besides that speakers and sound cards are also other types of output devices.

In order to make your computer understand these components you just have to plug in the monitor, mouse and keyboard driver. You must also install device drivers in order to make your computer understand what has been installed and how these devices will work. Well, the question is, what all is involved in the working of input devices like keyboard drivers? It is really not so difficult to add these drivers and devices to your personal computer particularly if these devices can be easily plugged into your personal computer.  Since, it is very easy to install keyboard drivers at times these drivers have to be updated. This can be because of a few variations with newly installed components of hardware or at times these drivers get outdated.

New updates from some of the manufacturers usually add a few innovative features to the device or at times repair these problems. So, how can you do this? In order to update your keyboard drivers you have to go into the Device Manager option by initially clicking on the Control Panel. After that you will get a list of a few installed devices drivers. You can find Keyboard drivers under the Keyboards option. Once you find it double click over that option and then click on the Drivers tab. Later you have to select the option update drivers and start updating. Once you have done with this your personal computer updates your keyboard divers instantly. When you computer finds the updated version for your keypad driver then it will automatically update the device driver. 

Microsoft IntelliType is one of the best brand drivers for the series of Microsoft keyboards which are released in both versions Mac and Windows. IntelliType usually supports all the Microsoft keyboards. But, advanced features can be available on some of the models or keyboard types. One of the main features of this driver is if keyboards have multimedia buttons then the users can describe them in order to operate any action or program.  As the user always describes special keys it was initially possible to describe them due to version 6.3. Version 6.2 and prior usually forced users to continuously check for latest updates by launching and installing the files in the background as “dpupdchk.exe”.  However, this type of behavior is fixed by making an opt-in alternative during the installation if you use version 6.3.

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