How to Easily Update Drivers in Windows 10 Using Driver Booster

In the past, we had to update drivers manually which was a hassle. Now a day even the fresh copy of Windows does not require massive manual driver updates. Windows 10 automatically updates your drivers to the version that is present in their database which is mostly stable. However, the database still might not have the latest drivers or might not have drivers for some of your hardware.

The benefit of upgrading to the latest driver version for any hardware is that it optimizes its performance for smoother working. Driver updates, especially for hardware such as GPUs,  AMD/Nvidia, are necessary as windows might not even install the driver for your GPU or it may install an old driver from its database.

What are Drivers

Drivers essentially are the link between your computer and your hardware. Drivers inform the computer on how to utilize hardware which the computer does not know by default. Updates usually upgrade this utilization or fix a problem that was faced in the last update. Although, updating your drivers is beneficial but please note that you do not always require the latest version for everything.

The best time to update all your drivers is when you have a fresh copy of the windows follow this method to update all your drivers to available versions. After that, you only need to upgrade drivers if it is necessary. Still, always opt for a stable and tested version of the driver. Gamers especially opt for the latest version of the driver to optimize performance. With the release of new games, a new version of the driver might be available which has optimization for that specific game.

This article shows how to update all your essential drivers automatically using Driver booster.

Note “We have used this software for years but Techhowtodo or AIIT Solutions are in no way linked with Driver Booster software and take no responsibility for any issues”.

Update All your Drivers Automatically

First Download and Install Driver Booster

You can click here to download the software

Open the link and click on Download Now it will automatically start the download if it doesn’t click Restart the download.

Click on Download now or restart download if it doesn't start automatically

You can find the downloaded file on the bottom left corner of the screen of Google Chrome.

If you can’t find the downloaded file simply click on the three dots (••• icon) and click on downloads. Here you find you will be able to find your file click on it to install the file.

Click on three dots and click downloads

If you are using an external downloader you have to open up that software to see where the file has downloaded.

Now open the setup file windows might give you an Open file – security warning click on Run here. Note “This file is trusted but be careful while selecting run for other files only click on run if you trust the file”

Click on Run here

Now click on Install.

Click on InstallNow the software will give you an optional offer to install a browser.

Click on No, thanks, and click next if you don’t want to install the browser.

Click on No thanks if you do not want to take this offer

Now the software will be installed and it will give you an option to Scan now at the end of the setup process. If you click scan now it will automatically open the software and scan for drivers. You can also open the software and click on Scan to scan for drivers.

Click on Scan Now

After the scanning is complete the software will show you the outdated drivers in your device.

You can select the driver you want to manually by clicking the update option in front of the driver or you can click Update now to update all of them at once.

Click on Update now

The software will automatically download and install the required drivers.

Updating your Drivers using Windows

If you do not trust any software to update your drivers you can try and manually downloading them through windows by following these steps

Click on Start Menu or the Search button at the bottom right corner of your screen.

Click on the start menu or Search Button - Harming your SSD

Now Type Device Manager and click to open it.

Type Device Manage - Update drivers

In the Device manager select the hardware you want to update drivers for and double click on it to open. You can also right-click and click on properties to open

Select the Hardware you want to update drivers for

Now click on the driver tab and click Update drivers. You can see the driver version and date in this tab also. If you are already using the latest driver you don’t need to update it.

Click on driver tab and click update drivers.

Now select the Search automatically for updated driver software option

Select Search automatically for updated driver software option

Windows will automatically search for the driver here and if it’s outdated you can install the latest version using this method. If it can’t find any it will give you the option to search the driver on Windows update. So, this method is less effective as it may lead you towards the windows database of drivers

Although, sometimes you will have to install a driver through windows update because windows might have the latest and only driver available for that hardware. You can always update drivers using the windows check for updates option also.

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About the Author: Zeeshan Khan

Zeeshan is a Journalist, Computer Geek and a Technology Enthusiast with a knack for Writing. He is currently working as a Technical Writer for AIIT Solutions and techhowtodo.com.

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