How to Update Drivers in Windows

How to update drivers for Windows 10. Drivers are essential to how your Windows machine preforms. We will review updating though Windows Update, Device Manager, Microsoft Update Catalog, and various manufacture update portals. Important resources below.

In addition, there is a method to updating drivers when there is no step-up file or installer available. The first video will be on the general methods of updating drivers and the last video will be on how to update drivers when no set-up or .exe/.msi file is provided.

How to Manually Update Drivers

This method works for Windows 7, 8, and 10 Example of Windows drovers with no set-up file.

Example of Windows drovers with no set-up file.

  1. Download the driver with no set-up file available and place the files in an easy to find directory.
  2. Open up the device manager by searching “device manager” in the start menu.
  3. Locate the device that needs updated, right click on it and select ‘Update Driver Software…’.
  4. A new window will pop-up and you’re going to want to select ‘Browse my computer for driver software’.
  5. Click browse and navigate to the directory you saved the driver files in. Click ‘OK’ and then click ‘Next”.
  6. It will begin updating your driver with the files you selected. If you need any help please watch the video below.

Manual driver location though device manager…

Additional Resources

Microsoft Update Catalog: Microsoft Update Catalog

Acer Driver Updates: Download Acer Support Drivers and Manuals

Asus Driver Updates: Download Center | Official Support | ASUS Global

Dell Driver Updates:

HP Driver Updates: Official HP® Drivers and Software Download | HP® Customer Support

Lenovo Driver Updates: Lenovo System Update: Update Drivers, BIOS and Applications - Lenovo Support US

Toshiba Driver Updates: Drivers & Software Support | Dynabook