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How to Update Windows 10 Drivers

Updated on May 11, 2017

Thanks for stopping by! Updating drivers, yes, this can be as about as exciting as watching paint dry on an August afternoon, while getting kicked with a frozen boot. But, do not despair, I will show you some quick and easy ways to update your drivers if you are running Windows 10.

Windows 10 is a very useful and powerful operating system for a multitude of things, including updating drivers. Your Windows 10 Drivers are actually automatically installed by the operating system. Yes, through Windows Update, drivers are downloaded and set up on your computer automatically. This also includes drivers for the majority of hardware devices on your computer (for example, wireless routers, Bluetooth speakers, audio cards, printers, etc.). Impressive stuff, hey?

If a hardware device is giving you grief and not functioning as it should, one method to try fixing it would be to update or also to consider re-installing the particular driver manually. How does one accomplish this, you may ask? Well, I’m glad you asked! Continue reading to find the path to updated drivers!

1. Click on the "Start Button" located at the bottom left-hand side of the screen.

2. Type the words “Device Manager” and then choose it from the results that will appear

3. Then, you want to increase one of the groupings (by clicking on the “>” icon) to locate the name of the particular hardware device you are looking for.

4. Next, you would want to Right-Click on the device (please note, you may have to ‘tap and hold’, depending on the computer you are using) and then choose “Update Driver Software”

5. Then choose “Search automatically for updated driver software”

Now, in the event things just aren’t going your way that day and Windows cannot find a new driver, there is always another option. That would be looking for a driver on the hardware manufacturer’s web page. Although manufacturer’s web pages differ, drivers can often be located in the support section of their sites.

However, sometimes, even when following the above steps, the problem is not solved. Yes, this may certainly be frustrating, but there is even another option! Yes, it is true, I am not lying to you! There is always the decision to reinstall the driver. This can be accomplished by:

  1. Open the Device Manager, then right click, or it may be a ‘tap and hold’ (depending on the computer you are using) the name of the hardware device you want to reinstall the driver for.
  2. Next, choose Uninstall.
  3. Finally, you would want to restart your computer and your talented Windows operating system will endeavor to reinstall that particular driver for you.

There you have it my friends! I hope this information will help you in your quest to update drivers in your Windows 10 computer.


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