It appears like a day doesn’t end when your computer isn’t politely urging you to please install an update for something. Though many of these updates help programs to run in a more secure manner or allow you to explore features in your computer’s music library, there is a need to update the drivers in your computer to run what you desire.
When it comes to computers, drivers are pieces of programs that instruct hardware how to operate in a specific operating system. This implies that your computer DVD drive, card, and other hardware use drivers for them to function well. Note that you can view the drivers installed on your computer. A great way of viewing this list is by using the command prompt.
Note that Apple uses a Mac operating system. With such a system, you don’t have to update drivers beyond program updates. On the other hand, you can run Windows on various computers including HP, Dell, Gateway, and more. This means that hardware must communicate in a singular way to a particular computer, and this necessitates regular and specific driver updates.
When should you update your computer divers? Do you just update them when you feel like updating your computer? Experts say that there is no reason to update computer drivers for the sake of updating. You should update when necessary. If your computer has a hardware problem, find out if it is a driver issue as you troubleshoot the issue. Besides, if a program or Windows tells you an update is available, it’s not wrong to check and install the update.
So, how should you update drivers?
To start updating your computer drivers, begin with the simplest step: Check for a Windows update. The next step is to find out which company made your PC and check if they have up-to-date drivers. To get such information, you will need to visit the specific website of that company. Check the support page to find out if the company has updated drivers. If you find updated drivers, you can download and install them.
Besides, check if any of your components has an outdated driver. To do so, check your device manager to find the specific device, its manufacturer, and whether the device is outdated. If so, visit the company that manufactured the component and find out if they have up-to-date drivers. You can download the relevant driver and install it.
For those who aren’t familiar with manually updating drivers, what should they do? Should they start running after self-proclaimed computer gurus to install driver updates? There is a simpler approach to solving this problem. Installing DriverAssist is the only thing you need to. This program will review each driver installed on your computer to check whether it is functioning well or not. Besides, it can automatically scan for outdated drivers.
The good thing about DriverAssist is that apart from scanning for the outdated drivers, it will help you to research up-to-date drivers and install them. Surprisingly, you won’t pay anything for this service.