How to properly update device drivers on Windows 10

All your computer hardware, from the motherboard to the webcam, needs drivers to function properly. Here’s how to download the official device drivers for your hardware, whether you’re using Windows 10 or 7.

How to update drivers on Windows 10 using Windows Update

Usually, it takes time for manufacturers to make newer drivers available through Windows Update. However, it's still the best option to download and install drivers manually. The reason is that only the packages compatible with your system configuration will be listed on this page, minimizing the chances of adding the wrong update. Also, the drivers in this channel have been tested, verified, and signed by Microsoft.

To quickly update device drivers using Windows Update, use these steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Click on Windows Update.
  • Click the Check for updates button (if applicable).
  • Click the View optional updates option.

  • Click the Driver updates tab.
  • Select the driver you want to update.

  • Click the Download and install button.
Once you complete the steps, the newer driver will download and install automatically on your device.

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