Category: Input Device
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 3.4 MB
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 8/15/07
The HP Wireless Multimedia Keyboard like most wireless input devices are manufactured in such a way that they incorporate a transmitter and a receiver unit that are responsible for implementing the necessary communication infrastructure for data transfer. The device driver makes it possible to transmit the instructions from the input device to the host computer system and then on to the display monitor where the instructions are reflected in a form that the computer user understands. The device driver for the wireless input device should not be confused with the keyboard layout files used by the host operating system environment. In this context the device driver talks to the operating system platform to help it identify the type of language supported by the attached hardware component. In this instance every instruction sent wirelessly will be correctly interpreted by the receiving unit. This also minimizes the instances of dead keys.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
When talking about input devices especially keyboard hardware components dead keys are what garbage characters are to display monitors. Basically a dead key refers to the physical key on the input device that when pressed by the computer user does not invoke a response from the host machine. This primarily occurs when the physical key does not represent a specific command to the underlying operating system platform. Taking this into consideration one of the most important roles of the device driver for the HP Wireless Multimedia Keyboard is to provide the host operating system with the necessary data about the attached hardware component. This functionality remains consistent for both wired and wireless input device components. In some instances the device driver can also provide the computer user with the ability to troubleshoot potential operational problems associated with the wireless device. Often the diagnostics are centered on the communication link between the supported hardware component and the host machine. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and HP Wireless Multimedia Keyboard errors before installing any driver updates.