How can I teach my students to read chipset numbers and labels, etc.?

Question

When teaching students how to go online and find drivers for devices in their system, what's the best way to teach them how to read all the numbers on an expansion card--FCC numbers, chipset numbers, labels, etc.?

Answer

This question was answered on June 22, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Here is a web site that will help your students out www.DriverMagic.com.

The Driver Wizard is the answer to your problems It instantly identifies all of the required device drivers in your computer and enables you to download them quickly, without spending hours trawling the internet hunting for them It's a tiny download so you will be up and running quickly!

It sits on your Windows desktop ready to go into action, so there's no need to search your bookmarks or the internet to find it It's also very simple to use, so you will be able to start finding your drivers immediately.

"Be using it in moments"

You'll have the software downloaded and running in moments even using a dial up connection -- and there's no need for lengthy training or familiarization Just point and click from the Window's desktop or system tray and it's up and running.

There are several simple steps to follow and the software interfaces with the Driver Magic website and all of your required drivers are displayed on a single page hyperlinked, so that you simply point and click to download them there and then.

"Get the right driver"

The Driver Wizard's state of the art software scans your computer's hardware and not the Windows registry, ensuring that...

it always find the right drivers

it correctly identifies those annoying "unknown devices" which Windows fails to name

"Compatible with Microsoft Windows"

Just the one version for Microsoft's Windows 9x/ME, NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and XP, so there's no need to waste time finding the right version for you It does not require an internet connection: you can use it to locate a missing modem driver !

"Constantly updated"

The computer industry moves rapidly and so do we! We constantly hunt around the web for new and updated drivers and are constantly updating our database.

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Posted by Raymond of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 22, 2004