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How do I update device drivers?

How do I update device drivers on my computer?

Windows 10 comes with several options to update a device driver, including using Windows Update, Device Manager, and using auto-update assistants from device manufacturers.

  • How to update drivers using Windows Update

  • Although it can take some time until manufacturers publish their latest driver updates in Windows Update, it's still the recommended method to download and install drivers, because packages in this channel have been tested, verified, and signed by Microsoft.
    To quickly update device drivers using Windows Update, use these steps:
    1. Open Settings.
    2. Click on Update & Security.
    3. Click on Windows Update.
    4. Click the Check for updates button.

    Once you complete the steps, if a driver is missing after an upgrade or clean installation, or a new driver has been published to improve an older version, it'll download and install automatically.

  • How to update drivers using Device Manager

  • Alternatively, you can also update drivers using Device Manager.
    To update a device driver with Device Manager on Windows 10, use these steps:
    1. Open Start.
    2. Search for Device Manager and click the top result to open the experience.
    3. Double-click the category with the device you want to update.
    4. Right-click the device, and select the Update Driver option.
    5. Click the Search automatically for updated driver software option.

    After you complete the steps, if a newer update is available, Device Manager will download and install the package automatically similar to Windows Update.
     
  • How to determine if a driver updated successfully

  • Once you install an update for a particular driver, you also want to make sure the latest version was applied correctly.
    To see the driver information on Windows 10, use these steps:
    1. Open Start.
    2. Search for Device Manager and click the top result to open the experience.
    3. Double-click the category with the device you want to update.
    4. Right-click the device, and select the Properties option.
    5. Click the Driver tab.
    6. See the "Driver Date" and "Driver Version" information.

    After you complete the steps, if these details match the information provided by the manufacturer, then you're running the latest version of the driver.
     
  • What can I do if no updated driver is found or Windows 7 is used?

  • Alternatively, drivers can be downloaded from the MEDION service page or from the component manufacturer's website.
    The installation procedure for drivers from our service is as follows:
    1. The driver package must first be unpacked after downloading from the MEDION download page.
    2. A double click on the downloaded file opens a dialog for unpacking the file.
    3. The destination folder is usually C:\Medion, which can be adopted or changed in this way. If the specified folder does not exist, it will be created automatically. A click on Extract unpacks the driver files.
    4. Then open the folder with the unzipped files. In most cases you will find a Setup.exe there. A double click on this file initiates the installation.
    5. Then simply follow the on-screen instructions. If necessary, the setup program also requests a reboot of the computer.

    If you do not find what you are looking for in the MEDION service area, the manufacturer's side will remain.
    Download the drivers from the original manufacturer's site, because behind many other displayed search engine hits are installation programs with additional, possibly malicious software.
     

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