Updating drivers in Windows 10 is a simple process that can help to make sure your computer is running optimally and effectively. The following step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of updating your Windows 10 drivers.
Step 1: Open the Device Manager utility.
Click on the Start button, type “Device Manager” in the search box and select it from the results.
Step 2: Locate the device you want to update.
In the Device Manager window, look for the device category you want to update. It could be a display adapter, network adapter, processor, USB controller, sound card or even a printer. Once you find the device you want to update, right-click on it and select “Update driver.”
Step 3: Select the update method.
Windows 10 will present you with two options: you can either search automatically for an updated driver online or browse your computer for driver software. If you are connected to the internet and wish to update the driver online, select the first option, otherwise select the second option and browse for the driver software on your computer.
Step 4: Install the updated driver.
Once you’ve selected the driver to install, follow the prompts and allow the installation to proceed. You may need to restart your computer when the new driver has been installed in order for it to take effect.
Step 5: Keep your drivers up to date.
Since hardware manufacturers often release new versions of device drivers for bug fixes and performance enhancements, it’s important to keep your drivers up to date. You can manually check for driver updates by following steps 1 to 3 or you can use a free driver updater program, such as Driver Booster or Drivermax, to automatically scan and download the latest drivers.
By following these five steps you can ensure that your drivers are always up to date and your computer is running at its best.