Are you confused about how to update drivers on Windows 10? Windows drivers are essential for the smooth working of any computer. There are drivers installed on your Windows 10 computer for all the hardware components connected to your computer.
So, it is essential to have the updated drivers installed on your Windows computer at all times to ensure that the hardware components connected to your PC work smoothly always as expected.
Updating Windows 10 drivers isn’t a headache at all.
In this article, we take you through the easiest possible method to update drivers on Windows 10 computers & laptops.
What Are Windows 10 Drivers?
As mentioned earlier, drivers are software programs that are designed to work between your computer’s operating system and the hardware component that you’re connecting to the computer.
Without a driver installed, your Windows 10 computer would not be able to communicate with the hardware device(s) that are connected to the computer.
Therefore, without appropriate drivers installed, when you try to print a document, the computer will not understand how to process the print request or how to communicate with the printer.
The drivers you need to install for a given printer depends on the model of the printer.
So, for any give printer manufacturer, there will be separate and unique drivers for all the various printer models they offer for sale.
How to Install Drivers on Windows 10?
If you’re looking for ways to install drivers on Windows 10, then there are several ways to do so.
Whenever you buy new hardware, like a printer, usually the retail package comes with a CD/DVD disk.
The disk will feature the drivers needed for that particular hardware.
So, after connecting the hardware to your computer for the first time, you need to insert the CD/DVD disk to your computer and install the drivers that are present within the disk.
The latest Windows desktops and laptops don’t come with a CD/DVD drive. So, manufacturers usually have the drivers listed on the internet where users can download and install them for free.
To download the driver for a particular device on your computer, all you need to do is visit the official website of the manufacturer and search for the driver for your particular device model.
Alternatively, on Windows 10, whenever you connect new hardware, Windows automatically searches for the driver and installs the same, provided Windows supports the hardware.
How to Update Drivers on Windows 10?
Now that you know about Windows 10 drivers and how to install them, below are the steps to update drivers on Windows 10.
- Press the “Windows” key + “R” key on your keyboard.
- When the Run window appears, type in “devmgmt.msc” and click on “Ok”.
- The Device Manager window will now launch.
- Now, you can see all the categories of hardware drivers installed on your computer.
- Expand a category to find the drivers present under that specific category.
- Now, right-mouse-click on any given driver.
- From the drop-down that appears, click on “Update driver”.
And that’s all. Windows will now search for updates to the selected driver and install the same.
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