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How to Update Any Device Driver

How to Update Any Device Driver

How to Update Any Device Driver

Poorly maintained drives can cause a lot more harm than good.

By employing the technological tactics outlined below, you’ll be able to further optimize the performance of your machine while simultaneously improving other aspects of its functionality as well.

Proper Maintenance is the Key to a Secure Computer

A device driver is a grouping of files designed for the administration of a specific function or program on an electronic device. Device drivers handle everything from wireless printing to anti-virus security scans, meaning that updating them can be vitally important to the well-being of your computer system.

Facilitating the Update

The first step in the process of updating your Windows driver is to open the Start menu and search for the Device Manager. The Device Manager stores all the drivers for your various devices, plug-ins, and programs and a folder labeled “Windows Update.”

Here, you can order your computer to automatically search for updates and update the computer when they’re found. You can also click on the “Check for updates” button to manually command your computer to do a scan for newer drivers online.

A similar process works for all other device drivers. Simply begin by searching for the device or the program that they power. Once found, check for updates. Many drivers will automatically remind you to update them whenever new updates are released.


With these general guidelines at your disposal, you’ll be capable of updating any of the various device drivers that you work with. 

In fact, sometimes you can even trigger Windows to update them all at once, which is why you might see it counting updates in very large numbers while booting up.