When And How To Update Driver In Computer?

  Samuel Garner    February 28, 2017    1501


Updating Devices increases devices features and span life. Drivers are computer programs that let operating system interact with a hardwire device.  Usually these hardware devices are mouse, keypad, printers, video cards etc. Our computer needs a driver to know how to use all the features of our video card or other hardware devices for its proper use. Just like other computer programs have updates and service packs to fix bugs and add features, drivers do as well.

Driver is another very important part of the operating system. It allows system to perform more functions than the basic ones. Hence helping the user to perform several tasks in single device efficiently. We update any device when needed as per our convenience or until alerted by the device itself. Don’t try to fix that is not broken.  If a user gets problem with a device, they should think about upgrading the drivers. If a user is looking for a speed boost, updating drivers to the latest version isn’t a magical speed enhancement that will suddenly remove the need to upgrade a slow PC. If one is upgrading from one version of a driver to another version, chances are good that the only things included in those updates are bug fixes for specific scenarios, and maybe some very minor performance increases.

For example If you’re trying to eke out every tiny bit of performance out of your system, you should make sure that your video card drivers are updated using the manufacturer’s drivers, and you probably want to upgrade your chipset, networking, and sound card drivers as well through device manager and drivers. Updating driver of a system is a simple process.

Steps involved in updating a driver are as follows:

  1. Open Device manager option.
  2. Expand the appropriate category to update and double click it.

For example, if your new device is printer then open portable devices.

  1. Click the “Driver” tab, and then click on “Update Driver”.
  2. Click “Browse my computer for driver software”. Navigate to the directory which contains the driver files you previously downloaded or to the disc that contains the files.
  3. Click “Next” to start driver update. Follow the prompts on the driver update screens to complete the installation.
  4. After update completion, Test the driver. Use your device after updating its drivers to make sure the update was successful.

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