• How to update drivers on a laptop?

    Elena Melnichenko
    Elena Melnichenko
    May 4, 2015
    How to update drivers on a laptop?

    Drivers are special software that maintains various computer and laptop equipment in working condition. If you install new hardware or reinstall the OS, you need to update the drivers. This can be done in different ways, which will be discussed in more detail.

    Software update

    The most suitable option is to install special software that will automatically update out-of-date drivers. Experts recommend using the program DriverPack Solution. First of all, it must be downloaded from and installed on a laptop. By launching the application, it will automatically begin analyzing your drivers, and in the case of obsolete ones, will update them. In addition, the user can manually select which drivers to install and which ones do not.

    As an alternative, you can use the program. It works similarly to the previous application, initially it includes updates to the most common programs and applications of Windows OS.

    Manual update

    In addition to software products, the capabilities of the Windows operating system can help with updating drivers on a laptop.

    Option 1

    The manual update algorithm is as follows:

    1. Direct the cursor to "My Computer" and right click on the shortcut. In the window that opens, you need to open the "Task Manager", it is here that there are drivers that need to be updated. All devices with outdated drivers are marked with a yellow triangle.
    2. Select each of them and right-click. Here you need to select "Update drivers" and "Automatic search for updated drivers." Through your usual browser, download the necessary updates to your laptop.
    3. Then we perform the first step again, and on the second we select “Run search for drivers on the computer” and indicate the path where the drivers were downloaded.

    In addition, by right-clicking on the driver in the open tab “Task Manager”, you can select “Properties” and find out which driver you need to update. Next, you should find it on the official website of the manufacturer and update, following our instructions, only the second item can be omitted.

    Option 2

    Also, some experts recommend to go to the website of the manufacturer of your laptop (specify the exact model) and in the "Updates" section to find quality content that you need to download to your laptop and install. This will automatically update all drivers.

    It is worth noting that updating the necessary drivers on a laptop is possible even for a not very advanced user. If you doubt your abilities, you need to contact the service center, where you can help cope with your problem.


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