It is only thanks to drivers that your PC parts are able to work in sync. Without compatible drivers on your system, the majority of the applications will not be recognized. If the drivers crash or corrupts, then your system may as well become good for nothing. All this can be avoided by regularly updating the drivers. So, here are the steps to update device drivers on Windows 10.
Updating Drivers with Windows Update
If you want to update drivers with Windows update, then you can follow the provided steps.
- First of all, you have to launch Settings on your system.
- After that, you should select Update & Security.
- Then go to the Windows Update.
- Now, you should click on the Check for updates option.
Updating Drivers with Device Manager
If you want to update drivers with the device manager, then pursue the instructions given below.
Install a Driver from Microsoft:
- Get started by going to Start.
- After that, go to the search box and input Device Manager into it.
- You should open the Device Manager from the results.
- Twice click on the category with the device you would like to update.
- Go to the device and right-click on it and choose the Update Driver option.
- Now, navigate to the Search automatically for updated driver software option.
Install a Driver from the Manufacturer:
- To get started, navigate to the Start on your system.
- You have to input Device Manager into the search box.
- You should twice click on the category with the device you would like to update.
- Go to the device and right-click on it.
- Choose the Update Driver option.
- After that, select the Browse my computer for driver software option.
- Navigate to the Browse option.
- You should reach the extracted content and choose the main folder.
- Click on the OK tab.
- Tick the Include subfolders option to permit the wizard to locate the correct “.inf” file with the steps to update the driver.
- Now, go to the OK button.
Is the Driver Updated Successfully?
If you want to determine if a driver is updated successfully or not, then you can follow the provided steps.
- First, you have to go to Start.
- After that, type Device Manager into the search box.
- Then you have to click on the Device Manager from the results.
- You have to twice click on the category with the device you would like to update.
- Navigate to the device right-click on it and choose the Properties option.
- You should select the Driver tab.
- Check the “Driver Version” and “Driver Date” detail.
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