How To Check If Your Drivers Are Up to Date

It’s important to take care of your computer, especially when it comes to its hardware. Windows 10 constantly updates the drivers for your computer, but sometimes you need to check if they’re up to date. Here are some ways you can check.

What is a driver?

A driver is a small piece of software that allows your computer to communicate with a device. This communication can be done in a variety of ways, such as receiving input from the device or sending output to it. If you’re having problems with your computer or devices, looking for the right driver can help you find and fix the problem.

How to check if your drivers are up to date and need updating

First, go to “Start” and select “Device Manager.” In Device Manager, expand the category of your computer. Right-click on the category and select “Update Driver Software.” You’ll have a list of all the drivers that Windows 10 has installed for your device. After clicking on a driver, it will give you information about its compatibility with Windows 10 and if it needs updating.

Another option is to type in “device manager” in your start menu search bar. This will take you directly to the Device Manager window. If you see any drivers that say they’re not up to date, you can click on them and update them manually or check for software updates automatically.

Lastly, you can use a third-party tool like Driver Easy to automatically update your drivers by installing the latest versions onto your computer.

How to update your drivers using Windows Update

Windows Update has been updated to look for hardware driver updates automatically. If your drivers aren’t up to date, you’ll see a notification in the bottom left corner of your screen.

To update your drivers:

1) Click on the Settings icon (top-left corner)

2) Under Update & Security, click on Windows Update.

3) Click Check for updates.

4) Once your drivers have been updated, restart your computer and go to step 2.

Which Drivers Should I Update?

Before updating your drivers, you should know which ones you should update. This is because some updates are more critical than others, and they require more resources to complete. One way to determine this is by looking at the date on your device. If it’s been less than a month since it was manufactured, then you probably aren’t going to need an update. If it has been a year or longer, then that could mean that the hardware needs replacing.

After determining which drivers you should update, the next step is to update them. Here are some steps for updating the drivers:

1) Right-click on My Computer and select Device Manager from the options.

2) Click on View Devices by Connection Type in the left-hand sidebar and select Standard Enhanced PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A112&SUBSYS_01281028&REV_F4&25457959

3) You will see a list of devices connected to your computer with their current driver version information under Current Driver Version in the right-hand column. To change a driver version number click on its item in the list until you get to Driver Version and then type in your desired version number (for example, 16072021). Your new driver version will appear under Current Driver Version in place of your old one.


Q: What do I do if Windows 10 is unable to update my drivers?

A: This can happen when your computer has a corrupted driver or an incompatible driver. The first step would be to try updating the drivers manually by searching for them on the device manager. If you still encounter issues, you will have to install the latest version manually.

Q: What is a compatible driver?

A: A compatible driver is one that works with your computer’s hardware and operating system. It’s important to make sure your hardware is compatible with your computer’s operating system before installing new drivers. You should also keep in mind that some devices are not compatible with all versions of Windows 10, including older versions.


Now that you know how to check if your drivers are up to date, you might be wondering how to update your drivers using Windows Update.

Windows Update lets you keep your drivers up to date automatically. You can also download and install drivers from Microsoft’s website. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to update your drivers using Windows Update.


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