How to update drivers in Windows 10 : In this guide, we will show you how to update drivers in Windows 10. But first, you need to know exactly what the driver is. Essentially, it’s a piece of software that allows your computer components to work together and be recognized by Windows.
Why is it important to focus on these drivers? Problems can occur if they are corrupted or out of date – from crashes and stability issues to slow performance and peripherals no longer running. When there is a problem with a component in your computer – for example, the PC stops connecting to Wi-Fi – updating the driver should be the first thing you try.
Worry not – it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Let us guide you through the steps for keeping your drivers up to speed in Windows 10.
1. Create a restore point
Be sure to create a restore point before you begin. This ensures that you can return in case the update driver causes problems with your computer. It only takes a minute, but it can save you a lot of time and effort.
To create one, click Start, type Create Restore Point and choose the highest result. Make sure that Protection is enabled for the drive for which you want to create a restore point, select the drive, and click Create. Name it, click Create, and wait for it to complete.
2. Windows Update
The first way to update the driver is to use Microsoft’s built-in tool, Windows Update. Go to Settings > Updates & Security > Windows Update and click “Check for updates.” If any updates are found, Windows will download and install them.
This is fine when you need to perform a general check of the driver and get updates to the operating system itself. However, if you know the specific driver you need to update, there may be a faster way to upgrade it – this leads us to…