How to Update or Reinstall Drivers In Windows 10

Drivers In Windows 10

Many issues with the Windows Laptop or Desktop computer result from driver issues or malfunctions that are not up to date. Therefore, we have listed below the steps needed to Update and Reinstall Drivers in Windows 10.

Install or update Drivers for Windows PC

As you should be aware that Windows 10 is Windows 10 operating system is designed to automatically install and update drivers when necessary to ensure the proper functioning of all hardware devices on your PC.

But, there are times when drivers for specific devices such as Network Card, Graphics Card and others could be obsolete or corrupted, and cause issues on the computer.

In these instances the most common method of troubleshooting would be to update manually the driver for the device. If this is not working then your next option is uninstall and install the driver.

So, let us now examine the steps required to update and reinstall drivers in Windows 10.

1. Update Drivers using Device Manager

When your PC is experiencing slowdowns or experiencing issues, follow these steps to make sure all devices that are installed on your system are using the most current driver versions for your device.

1. Right-click on the Start button, then click on Device Manager.

2. On the device Manager screen, choose Action and then Scan to look for hardware Changes.

Windows is able to scan the PC for changes to the hardware and update the device driver (if needed).

2. Update Drivers for Specific Devices by using Device Manager

If the issue you are experiencing with your computer is related to a particular hardware (Sound Card, Graphics Card or another device) You can follow the steps below to update your driver software to match the particular device.

1. Right-click on the Start button and then click Device Manager.

2. On Device Manager screen Right-click on the device that you wish to update and then click on the Update Driver.

NOTE: In most cases you’ll need to expand the relevant Device Entry in order to identify the device to be upgraded.

3. On the next screen, choose the Search automatically for the latest driver software.

Your computer is now beginning to search for an upgraded version of driver software. If there is an updated version available, Windows will automatically download and install the most current version .

If Windows cannot locate an update for it, Windows will inform you via an “No updates discovered” message.

3. Reinstall Drivers in Windows 10

All that is needed to install the Driver on any hardware device connected to your computer is to uninstall the driver that is currently installed and then restart your computer.

NOTE: If the driver is damaged the device could be shown under “Unknown Device” on the Device Manager screen.

1. Right-click on the Start button, then click on Device Manager.

2. On Device Manager screen, right-click on the Unknown Device and select the uninstall Device option.

3. After the Device is uninstalled, restart your PC.

After the computer has restarted, Windows will automatically find and install the necessary driver for this device.

4. Download Drivers from the Manufacturers Website

If Windows cannot locate updated drivers, verify if an up-to-date driver is on the manufacturer’s website.

1. Go to the manufacturers ‘ website to download Driver Software that is it is available on your computer.

2. Double-click on the downloaded file to run it on your PC.

3. Restart the computer to apply the modifications.

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