Category: Input Device
Manufacturer: Emachines (Acer Labs Inc.)
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 1.6 MB
Operating System: Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 01 Jul 2002
This input device which falls under the category of a Human Interface Device is actually an innovation of the keyboard hardware. Essentially the keyboard device has evolved together with the changes in basic computer systems. In earlier computing times it used an AT connection and then followed by the PS/2 and until quite recently it has made use of the advances in the Universal Serial Bus interface port. Using this port allows the hardware component to take advantage of the faster data transfer rate that it delivers. However, unlike its predecessors, using the Universal Serial Bus interface port would normally require the computer user to install a corresponding device driver to make it operational. This holds especially true for operating system platforms that do not have inherent support for the Universal Serial Bus communication port. Even in older computer systems this hardware component may not be operational at the BIOS loading stage if it is not supported by the computer motherboard.
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
The device driver for the Standard USB Keyboard is used primarily to establish the communication layer along the Universal Serial Bus interface. It works in conjunction with the input protocols of the underlying operating system environment. This means that even with the presence of keyboard layout files the operating system platform will not be able to accurately identify the correct hardware component attached to the computer system. With the correct installation of the device driver of the Standard USB Keyboard the operating system will know the specific keyboard layout file to assign thereby avoiding the possibility of dead keys. This basically means that whatever key is pressed by the computer user it will be correctly understood by the operating system and the active software application. In newer operating system platforms a generic version of the device driver may be incorporated and may be enough to make the supported hardware component functional. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Standard USB Keyboard errors before installing any driver updates.