LG Driver Website Tutorial
You probably first found out about the LG company by encountering one of their mobile phones, which makes sense considering that at the moment they are the third-largest producer of them in the entire world! What you may not know, however, is that they are also responsible for making an incredible variety of other electronic devices and even some products that you might not have even guessed, such as industrial chemicals. For the purposes of this discussion, we'll just be discussing the home electronics portion of their business, however.
To reach LG's home page, type "www.lg.com" into your web browser's address bar. As their products are so diverse, at this page you'll need to select the "electronics" button to continue on in the right direction. This button can be found on the main page's focal graphic between two others labeled "CHEMICALS" and "TELECOMMUNICATIONS & SERVICES." Once you've made this selection, a new page will appear which will give you the opportunity to further narrow down your options. If you look towards the bottom of this electronics-themed page, you'll find a short list of even more specific categories under the heading of "Quick Links to LG Affiliates." From this list, select "LG Electronics" to be taken one step closer towards your destination. You'll be taken to another page which has a more refined category listing on the right hand side of the page. There are many options, one or more of which may be relevant to your search, but since "Computer Products" is your most likely destination and as a category contains most of the driver downloads, that's what we'll be selecting for the purposes of this tutorial.
Now that you've made your selection and been taken to the computer products page, you'll notice that the list on the left hand side has expanded to list relevant sub-sections, such as "Notebook," "Monitor," and "Optical Storage." For my example I'll be choosing the "Notebook" link, but choose whichever sub-category is relevant to your device. The category list on the left will again expand to provide you with a more narrow selection of potential product groups. Select the one that applies to your hardware; I was presented with the various notebook lines offered by LG, and chose the "R Series" line, under which the laptop model I am searching for resides.
From here the menu on the left has no continued expansions, and we are presented with the individual models in that line, labeled with a model name and number as well as a thumbnail image of the product itself. Clicking on any given model will give you detailed specifications and a larger image of itself; use this information to identify the exact model name and/or number of the product for which you need drivers. Unfortunately, there is no direct link to drivers from this page, and you'll need to click the "SUPPORT" link from the navigation toolbar at the very top of the page.
On the support page, click the software link on the left hand column to be taken to a page which will request that you select your location, first by continent and then by specific country. A brand new window will open, displaying a search input bar at the top; this is where the model number you obtained previously should be typed. Once entered in correctly, the download page for that particular product will finally manifest itself. In many cases, the only download options available are for documentation files in PDF format, but if drivers are in fact available a link to the necessary drivers will be displayed. Right click on the appropriate driver file and select "Save as..." from the menu that pops up; using the file browser that appears, save in a location that will be easy to find later, like the "Desktop" or "My Documents" folder. The file will be packaged as a self-extracting executable; once executed a graphical installer with clear directions and prompts will take your through the mostly automated driver installation process. Once complete, you will likely be prompted to restart your computer so that the changes can take effect properly. Restart and the device for which you have installed drivers should be properly recognized. At this point, you may delete the original executable if you wish.