How To Update Drivers In Windows
Computers consist of various hardware components that include the graphics card, sound card, and network adapters which are essential for them to function properly. However, for these components to communicate with the operating system, they need software called drivers. Updating these drivers can help not only improve performance but also fix bugs and add new features.
In this article we will show you a simple step by step procedure on how to do it.
1.Identify the device for which you want to update the drivers. You can open the Device Manager by pressing the Windows key + X on your keyboard, and selecting “Device Manager” from the menu.
2. Once the Device Manager opens, locate the device that you want to update the driver for. You can usually find it under a specific category, such as “Display adapters” for graphics cards or “Network adapters” for network devices. In this example, we are going to choose graphic cards.
3. Right-click on the device, and select “Update driver” from the context menu.
4. A new window will open with two options: “Search automatically for updated driver software” and “Browse my computer for driver software.” If you have an internet connection, select the first option and let Windows search for an updated driver online. If you have downloaded the updated driver from the manufacturer’s website, select the second option and browse to the location where you saved the downloaded driver.
We have internet connection so we are going to choose that option.
5. If Windows finds an updated driver, it will automatically download and install it. If you’re installing the driver manually, you will need to select the driver file and click “Next” to start the installation process.
In this case, the drivers are already updated. This steps can also be used to check if our network devices are up-to-date.
6. If there are any updates needed, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. You may need to restart your computer after the driver installation is complete.
7. Once you’ve restarted your computer, check the Device Manager again to make sure the driver is up-to-date. use the same step from step 1 – step 5. If you still have issues with the device, you may need to try a different driver or contact the manufacturer for further assistance.
That’s it! It’s a good idea to periodically check for driver updates to ensure that your computer is running smoothly.