The drivers are essential for the correct operation of the peripherals that we have connected to the computer such as mouse and keyboard, speakers, screens, video cards, etc. Many people don’t know very well how to download and update drivers in Windows 10, 8 and even Windows 7. Don’t worry because in this article we are going to see you step by step how to download drivers in Windows or even how to update drivers in Windows in case you already have them installed.
How to download drivers in Windows
- The first thing you are going to do is download an app call Slimware utilities which will be in charge of automatically identifying all the updates your computer needs to function properly. You can access this application from the official website by following this link.
- Once downloaded you have to install it, this does not take practically anything.
- When done, just start the program in question.
- The first thing you should do to avoid any kind of problem is to make a backup copy of the computer as you have it now, with its drivers, etc. This is more than anything because sometimes when updating the drivers you can have incompatibility problems among other things. If that is the case, you can restore the backup you made and the problem solved. Although it is rare that it happens.
- Now go where it says Sacan and we are going to press where it says “Start Scan“To start a scan of all drivers that you have to see if they need to be updated in this way.
- Once finished you will see all the drivers you need to download, just go one by one downloading and installing them in order to keep them updated.
The drivers in question are installed just like any other program, so it will be a matter of doing the classic “next, next and next” and in a matter of a few minutes you will have all the drivers on your computer updated.
In case you have some kind of problem, you can use function of Restore of the program for restore backup that I told you before that you did, which I recommend doing without doubt since sometimes installing new drivers can generate some kind of problem either with that same device or incompatibility with someone else and end up losing drivers and, therefore, the functionality of the device in question
I comment on it because in my personal case it happened to me and it is not nice to have to waste valuable time on something that could have been solved with a simple backup that is restored in a matter of seconds. But remember, this happens very every so often, it is rare that it happens, so do not be afraid of update Windows drivers.