Hardware manufacturers frequently update device drivers for their hardware to improve compatibility, efficiency, performance, and security.
A device driver simplifies programming by acting as a translator between a hardware device and the applications or operating systems that use it. Programmers can write the higher-level application code independently of whatever specific hardware device it will ultimately control, because code and device can interface in a standard way, regardless of the software superstructure or of underlying hardware.
This guide will show you how to update your drivers using three different methods:
- Update drivers using Windows’ Device Manager
- Update drivers with Device Doctor
- Update drivers manually by downloading them from the manufacturer’s website