Drivers are specialized computer programs that allow your computer OS and other applications to connect with your hardware. For example, there is a lack of knowledge of how to use all of your video card features on your PC and it requires a driver’s assistance.
Primarily, without a driver, it is impossible to operate the printer, scanner, mouse and any other hardware on your PC. You have to update the drivers in any of the devices to work correctly.
In many cases, the driver gets corrupted. If the system gets affected by viruses or malware, then you may face the issue related to drivers. An invalid operation is also responsible for driver issue. The hardware issue also creates a driver problem as well.
If you are also facing the trouble related to it, then read the entire article to learn how to driver update Windows 10 and find the most suitable fixes for you. Thus you need to go through the whole section and perform by own.
Driver updates for Windows 10 and many devices (such as network adapters, monitors, printers, and video cards) are automatically downloaded and installed through Windows Update.
It’s likely you have already have the most recent driver, but if you’re having trouble with a device, you can try fixing it by updating or reinstalling the driver. Here’s how:
On the main screen of the Windows, left click on the Windows icon or the Start option. You can see a Search bar is located in the bottom of the “Start” menu. Left click on the Search bar and type “Device Manager” in it. Now find the option and right click on it to choose the option “Run as Administrator.”
Expand the category (like Monitors or Network Adapters) to find the name of your device, then right-click (or tap and hold) it, and select Update Driver. For example, to update a network card driver, expand the Display adapters category, right-click your network card and select Update Driver.
In the next step, you need to select the option “Search automatically for updated driver software.”
If Windows is unable to find a new driver, you can try looking for one, on the device manufacturer’s website and follow their on-screen instructions. If these steps don’t work, try reinstalling the driver. To do so, open “Device Manager,” right-click (or tap and hold) on the name of the device and select the icon “Uninstall.” After that, restart your PC and Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver. If that step didn’t work, try the next procedure, that is “Windows Update Troubleshooter.”
If you’re having problems with Windows Update, make sure you’re connected to the internet with a good internet speed and then download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter for your version of Windows.
Go to the Windows official web page and then select your version of Windows and download the troubleshooter for your issues. When the downloading process is completed, then right click on the downloaded file and choose the option “Run as Administrator” and follow the on-screen instructions.
After completing the previous process, try running Windows Update again and install any available updates.
Using the Windows Operating System Update is the reliable way to get driver updates because the packages available through this way have been verified and signed by Microsoft.
To download and install drivers updates automatically, do the following as discussed below:
Go to the Windows main screen and open the “Start” menu. Left click on the “Search bar” in the Start menu and type Setting. You can also open the notification and then left click on the Setting icon to open the “Setting’ window. On the new window select the option “Update and Security.” Now, locate the option “Check for Update” and left click on it. It will help you to find the exact available update for your device.
If you see any available update for your device, then click on it to Download the new setting. It will be installed automatically after completing the downloading process.
The only sign using this process is that it can take much time until manufacturers create a new update using this channel unless it’s Microsoft hardware. So, you should wait for few minutes. Do not leave or refresh the page while the process is going on.
To update or install any driver on your device from the Microsoft, follow the steps carefully.
Left click on the “Start” menu from the Windows main screen. Locate the Search bar at the bottom of the Start menu. After that, select the Search bar and type “Device Manager” in the box and hit the “Enter” key to open the “Device Manager” window. Now you need to expand the category option with the driver you want to update on your computer device. After selecting the correct driver right click on the option and left click on the “Update Driver.” You can also click on the option, “Search automatically for updated driver software.” It is more reliable to the users.
Once you complete all the above steps, you need to install the installation file manually. Let’s follow the steps below to fix it.
In this step, you need to enter the “Device Manager” window and left click on the top result to open the options. Now expand the category option with the driver hardware, which you want to update. After that, right click on the device and choose the option “Update Driver.” Left click on the option “Browse” my computer for driver software option. Go to the option “Browse.”
Now, you need to browse the main file and select it with the particular content which you have extracted previously. Finally, click on the option OK.
Hope you will be able to solve the error by the tricks mentioned above.