How to Update Drivers

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Drivers are very small   programs  that permit the computer to interact  with different devices. These devices can include printers, scanners, mice, keyboards, USB drives and much more. Without the  right   drivers installed, your computer would be useless and nought would  function .

As you can see, drivers are  vital   for the correct functioning of your  computer . Unfortunately over time, they can become  damaged , go missing or just go out-of-date. If you are not updating your drivers, then your PC is likely not performing  as well as it could. One of the key steps to improving PC performance is installing the correct  drivers.

 In days gone by  , updating drivers could be a real  hassle . You had to identify which devices required the updates and then start searching for these online . It could take hours . However, there are now some great  applications   available that can fully scan your computer  and not only identify which drivers to fix, but the software will download and install the  correct   drivers for you . This whole  process only takes a few minutes!! Now it’s possible to keep your PC  up-to-date and optimized  at all times  .

Driver update software  can update all of the drivers on your PC. It will first perform a scan and check against a  massive   driver database. Once it  determines   which drivers need updating or fixing, you just check the boxes for the drivers you want and its done .

You can  quickly   fix  any type  of drivers including:

  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Motherboard
  • BIOS
  • Keyboard 
  • Display  Drivers
  • Audio  Drivers
  • USB Drivers
  • and much more!

The alternative to finding the  correct   drivers is to search the manufacturer websites. If you  plan   to do this, you will first need to find out the exact name and details of the device. From there, you can visit the manufacturer site and hopefully they will have a search function. Just put in the details and it should bring up downloads for related drivers. Alternatively, just put the device name into a search engine. Another tip is to always keep your  system   driver CDs. If you ever have to  re-install the OS  , you will need to re-install all of the drivers.

For updating and fixing drivers, we highly advocate a third party tool such as Driver Detective or Driver Genius. You can search or download drivers at All Driver Updates.

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