Updating the drivers that are so important for the smooth running of our computers is one of those things that most of us never really remember to do. This can, however, have dire consequences and can lead to the development of compatibility issues between a computer’s hardware and its software.
What Are Computer Drivers?
Computers are made up of two essential components, the hardware and the software, which work together to give us the smooth performance that we have come to expect from our PCs. So, how does a piece of hardware, such as a printer or a graphics card, communicate with the software that is on your computer?
The answer to this question is “through the use of device drivers.” Drivers on a computer are a special piece of software that is responsible for facilitating communication between the hardware components and the operating system. Without them, you would hardly be able to use your computer.
How Many Drivers Are on a Single Computer?
The answer to this question varies depending on the makeup of your computer and the number of peripheral devices that you have connected to it. Needless to say, a single computer probably has hundreds of drivers, each of which control devices such as keyboards, mice, sound cards, and many other hardware components.
Check Out the Hardware Components on Your PC
You can easily get a list of all the hardware devices that are on your computer by opening Device Manager. To do so, all you need to do is right-click on the Windows icon that is at the bottom left corner of your computer screen (in Windows 10). Select the Device Manager option and you will get a window that shows every piece of hardware that is on your PC.
How to Update Multiple Devices
It is possible, in Device Manager, to individually update your PC’s drivers. However, considering their sheer number, this hardly appears practical. The truth of the matter, on top of that, is that most people never actually remember to keep their drivers updated—until they encounter problems, that is.
Scan, Review, and Download Multiple Drivers with DriverAssist
This is where SafeBytes DriverAssist comes into play. This lightweight PC performance utility has been designed for the sole purpose of ensuring that your PC continues to perform in the way that it was designed to by updating all the drivers that are on it. The entire process, which happens automatically, is the only way through which you can update multiple drivers on your computer in one go.
Install DriverAssist and you will be surprised at the sheer number of drivers that need to be fixed. The best thing about this utility is that it is easy to use and was developed by SafeBytes, a Microsoft Accredited Partner. With DriverAssist, you therefore do not need to hunt down every single driver for the hardware devices that are on your computer. All you need to do is let this utility, which comes with advanced Driver Intelligence, do its job, and you will be surprised at the boost in performance.