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What are Drivers?!
In a computer, a driver is a piece of software that tells hardware how to run on a certain operating system. It tells the operating system what it is and how it should be used. That means every piece of hardware, like your sound chip, DVD drive, hard drive, graphics card/chip and other hardware all use individual drivers to make them work. If you're using your computer right now, you already have loads of drivers already installed and working.
Why do I need to update them?
Like any computer program, drivers also get updates.
If you experience any hardware issues, the problem could be due to a corrupt or outdated driver. For instance, if you cannot hear sound from your computer, and you know it's not turned down, you might be able to resolve it by downloading and installing a recent version of the driver available for it. This is one of the preliminary steps to rectify such issues.
If you need features unsupported by the currently installed driver version, these features might be available with the latest manufacturer's version of your driver. Usually the driver that comes with your OS is a generic one and many manufacturer's provide their own drivers for a particular computer/laptop. They might also supply a program that updates your drivers automatically but if you haven't installed this, or you've updated your OS and it no longer works, there might be cases when you require one or more features from your hardware which are not supported by the driver that comes with your OS. The hardware itself might be supported well by the drivers which have been offered with the OS. However, directly setting up the newest versions of the driver from the manufacturer can help you get extra features.
If you want to play a new game, updating drivers can enhance game performance, because a hardware device manufacturer will update the driver for their device when some new games are released. So if you want to play a new game, you are recommended to update certain drivers.
If there are driver security problems, like any software, bugs and security flaws can appear, so based on the problem and the hardware, you should update your driver to the latest available version.
If your OS notifies you. Sometimes Windows itself will tell you that there's an updated driver available for one of the parts of your system. With Windows 10, this often happens without you noticing, but other versions will ask your permission. Like most Windows updates, it's been released for a reason and you should update it, unless there are good reasons not to.
How do I update these drivers?
As mentioned previously, Windows 10 is pretty good at installing updated drivers automatically, but these are drivers supplied to, or written by Microsoft. Quite often the part manufacturer will have released drivers that have more features for your device. You can look for these on the device manufacturer’s website or the computer manufacturer's website and download the driver they provide.
Alternatively, you can use a driver update tool to help you. There are a number of these out there, but the one we use and have never had any issues with, is Driver Booster.
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