Updating and fixing driver problems or update old drivers manually is pretty easy. If you know exactly which drivers you need to update, all you need to do is probably going to the manufacturer’s website and download the the driver updates from there. Every manufacturer that wants to take good care about their customers should provide softwares, drivers and tutorials on their website. You don’t have to become a computer expert to manually download and install drivers, but if you feel a bit uncomfortable to do it, a good manufacturer should provide a guide you can follow.
How To Manually Fix Drivers!
The first thing you must know before you start looking for the right drivers, is the version number of your device. Usually, you will find the name and version number on the device but if it’s an internal hardware device or the version number is not found, you need to open the computer case and have a look or go to the Device Manager to find the right ID. Go to the Control Panel And click on the Hardware and Sound link and then open up the Device Manager.
If you can find a number but you have problems to find the name of the manufacturer, you can check the PCI database and search for the vendor by name or ID and for the device ID. Once you know which product and version you need to update or replace drivers for, you just download the drivers, install them and follow the instructions on the screen. As you can see, it’s very easy to update or install new drivers manually as long as you know exactly which drivers you need and if there’s no other driver problems.
How To Fix Common Driver Problems!
A common problem that often happens is when people change their operating system and printers and scanners stop working or starts to behave strange. If you have an old printer that’s no longer is supported by the manufacturer, you probably need to let a driver tool search and find the right drivers for your device, but you should be able to find the right drivers that’s developed for your operating system at the manufacturer’s website, if the manufacturer still support the device.
Sometimes a driver can stop working after a Windows update. And if there’s no updates available for your device at the moment, you should wait a couple of days because the manufacturer will soon have a new driver version available that works, a proper manufacturer should start to work on a new update instantly after a Windows update. It’s a good idea to check the manufacturers website for driver updates on a regular basis, even if you have no problems because a new driver can improve the speed and functionality of your device.
The easiest way to keep your device drivers always up-to-date, is to use a driver updater tool such as driver detective or similar driver tools. It’s not easy to keep track of all the available updates manually, and also easy to forget or being too lazy to do it. A driver tool can scan your system and automatically download and update new drivers. It’s an easy way to always keep your computer devices healthy.