How do I update my drivers in Windows Control Panel?

Updating your drivers from the Windows Control Panel can be a relatively quick and easy process. The benefit of using this method is that all your drivers will be kept up to date, allowing for better device performance and compatibility.

The following steps will explain how to update drivers in the Windows Control Panel:

Step 1: Open the Control Panel

To open the Control Panel, click on the Start Menu. From there, select Control Panel. When the Control Panel opens, you’ll see a variety of options. Select “Device Manager”.

Step 2: Locate the drivers to update

Once you’ve opened the Device Manager window, locate the drivers to update by painstakingly looking through the list until you find them, or you can use the search function by typing in the name of the driver you’re looking for.

When you find the drivers you need to update, select the device that contains them and then right-click it. This will bring up a menu with several options. Select “Update Driver Software”.

Step 3: Select your update method

This will open a new window, which will ask you how you want to search for driver software. You can choose between “Search automatically for updated driver software” and “Browse my computer for driver software”.

If you choose the “Search automatically for updated driver software” option, Windows will search the internet for the latest drivers and install them on your computer.

If you choose the “Browse my computer for driver software” option, you must provide the path to where the driver’s installation files are stored. This can be done by either entering the location or by searching for the file manually.

Once you have selected your desired option, click Next.

Step 4: Install the driver

If you chose to search the internet for driver software, Windows will now download the most up-to-date version of the driver. When it’s finished downloading, click Install to begin the installation process.

If you chose to browse your computer for driver software, you’ll be asked to either accept or decline the license agreement for the driver. Once accepted, the driver will begin to install. There may be several prompts during the installation process, such as prompts about the security of the driver.

Be sure to read through any of these before clicking Yes or Agree.

When the installation is finished, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Click Restart Now to complete the process.

Once your computer has restarted, your drivers will be successfully updated. You should now be able to enjoy improved device performance and compatibility.