Tutorial on Gateway Drivers Website
Having first well established themselves roughly a decade ago towards the end of the 1990s, Gateway Computers has maintained a respectable market share over the years and remains a well known company. Gateway has come to be known most commonly for its full fledged desktop PCs, but over these past years they have continued to branch out into the production of many other types of consumer electronics hardware, including laptops and standalone displays.
To visit Gateway's official website, search their name in your favorite search engine or simply go straight to "www.gateway.com." When you first arrive at the website and are presented with its home page; the focal point will be a large display of one of the products they offer and are promoting, while textual information is somewhat sparse. If you look near the very top of the page to the left of the Gateway logo, to its direct right you will see a series of buttons arranged in a toolbar styled layout. Find the one that says support and hover your mouse over it for a moment; a small menu will drop down with different options related to customer support, but the entry we're after is titled with the phrase, "Drivers & Downloads." Once you've found and clicked it you will be taken to a new page.
On their driver download page, Gateway has made the effort to implement to feature which allows users to be taken directly to their computer or device model's specific sub-page. To accomplish this, your device's serial number is "decoded" using a kind of miniature program within the page. To find your serial number, look on the back or bottom of your desktop of laptop; it will be utilitarian looking and usually silver. Keep in mind that the serial number label may be abbreviated as "S/N." Type this value, usually a combination of letters and numbers, into the input box and either press enter or the "Go" button beneath it to move on. If for some reason you are unable to obtain your serial number but know what model you have, you can click the linked tab that says "Browse All Downloads" near the top to browse manually. You'll be taken to a page that allows one to systematically narrow down their device through interaction with a series of menus.
By whichever means you choose to find your device or computer system's drivers, downloading and installing them from this point on is an identical process. If you have arrived at a driver download page for a complete laptop or desktop computer system, you may or may not need to download every driver listed. Should you have a single component on your machine such as video require a driver update, you will be able to download its drivers specifically if you examine the list provided to you. Keep in mind that the drivers you need may be operating system version specific; this information will be provided on the driver's detail screen.
All of the various drivers available for download from Gateway's website are neatly packaged in a self-extracting executable graphical installer, whose step by step directions and prompts ensure that there's no room for user error, just so long as you've made sure that the drivers being installed are compatible with your hardware specifically. Even if the label which your serial number has been damaged or removed, the model number should be on the device elsewhere. Another option for ensuring accurate identification of your device entails browsing the systems in your category within the "Products" section of the website. Be sure to check the specifications and features data as some products may look very similar physically while containing different hardware. Once your installation program has completed, you may delete the installer and might be asked to restart your computer so that the changes can take effect. Refer back to the driver download page occasionally to check for any important updates, especially if your hardware is relatively new.