Windows 11 made its way into the market just recently, and you might have updated it already. Therefore, you will need to update the device drivers to enjoy flawless performance.
Whether it’s the hardware devices like graphic and network cards or peripherals like speakers and keyboards, you will need to update the drivers to work with Windows 11.
So, whether you’re facing any compatibility issues, if you have updated your system from Windows 10 to 11, it’s time to learn how to update the drivers in the latest Windows operating system.
When you update the drivers, you can get rid of several bugs, malfunctioning hardware and enjoy the latest software features in your system. So here are some easy ways to update drivers on Windows 11.
Use the Device Manager to Update Windows 11 Drivers
The first option is to use the device manager for driver updates. The device manager will show all the hardware devices and peripherals connected to the computer, making it easier to visualize the driver status and what you want to do with them.
For instance, you can update, roll back and uninstall devices and configure new settings too. To start with the driver updates via the device manager, follow these steps:
Go to the taskbar and search for Device Manager. You can also navigate to the Device Manager through the Control Panel, so it’s pretty much your choice.
Next, search for your desired device. For instance, you might want to update your graphics card. In such a case, go to Display adapters and click on ‘Update Driver.’
Here, you get multiple options to choose an update source. In some cases, the system already has the drivers, so it needs to search the file in your storage. Otherwise, you must download the driver from the manufacturer’s website. This is the second option for updating the driver.
The first option is quite straightforward. It lets Windows search for an available driver on the internet, so you don’t need to put any effort into it. If you have an internet connection, it’s best to go for the first option.
As soon as the drivers are available for Windows, it will install them automatically on your system.
Use Windows Update
When you receive a Windows update for Windows 11, it will update the security settings and upgrade the drivers to the latest ones. Windows update is perhaps the easiest way to update not just drivers but all the settings in your system.
To update the drivers via Windows Update, follow these steps:
First, open the Settings app in your system. Then, you can navigate through the taskbar or press ‘Win + I.’
Go to the ‘Windows Update’ page then click on ‘Check for Updates. Windows will download any available updates. Complete the update process, and your drivers should be updated.
Update Drivers through System Settings
There is one more method to update the drivers with the Settings app. So, go to ‘Settings’ and navigate to ‘Windows Update.’ Next, go to ‘Advanced Options’, and in the ‘Additional Options’ section, select ‘Optional updates.’
The system will show you all the available driver updates. So, check the boxes of the drivers that you wish to install and then click ‘Download and Install.’
It will start the download and installation process. Generally, the settings take effect once you restart the system.
Manual Download and Updates
Finally, you can download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website. Unfortunately, at times, Windows updates do not contain the updates from the manufacturers. So, check the driver version through the Device Manager to check the current driver version.
Then, go to the manufacturer’s website and check if a newer version is available. If so, download and install the drivers on your system.
Windows 11 driver updates are quite straightforward. So updating isn’t much of a problem, and at the end of it, you can enjoy flawless hardware performance for all your PC devices.