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Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way by Paul McFedries

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CHAPTER W1 Device Driver Tweaks

A device driver is a tiny chunk of programming code that serves as a kind of middleman between Windows and a particular device. For example, if Windows needs a device to do something, it alerts the device driver, and the device driver passes the request along in language that the device understands. Similarly, if a device has data or some other feedback for Windows, it first passes that data to the device driver, and the driver passes it to Windows.

For most folks, device drivers exist in the nether regions of the PC world, shrouded ...

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