It’s not so much that you’ll need to keep the drivers updated to the very latest version all the time, it’s that you don’t want to be using some generic driver when you could be using the real driver.
For instance: video card drivers included in Windows rarely include all the features of the drivers you can download from NVidia or AMD/ATI, and they definitely don’t include the same speed enhancements.
NOTE: This tool was designed to be very simple and easy to use.
Just click on 'Begin Scan' to detect your hardware; Device Doctor queries our manufacturer driver database and immediately fetches the correct driver files for your computer.
Using Windows Update (Windows 10)Using Windows Update (Windows 8)Using Windows Update (Windows 7)Using Device Manager (Any Windows Version)Manually Installing Drivers (Any Windows Version)Updating Mac Drivers Community Q&A This wiki How teaches how to update the software, called "drivers," that control the hardware connected to your computer.
Note: For some devices, the device name displayed in Driver Easy is different from the device name displayed in Device Manager. In Driver Easy, click on the Down Triangle button then select Open File Location to get the location of the downloaded driver file. As you can see, it is not easy to update drivers manually even by following the detailed steps. It is recommended that you upgrade Driver Easy to Professional Version.
Device Doctor version 4.1 is now available, click here for driver download.
Talk to any tech person, read any forum, and at some point you’re sure to be told to update your drivers… And is it necessary to compulsively update your drivers? In very simple terms, drivers are computer programs that let Windows and your other applications interact with a hardware device.
There’s a notable exception to this rule, of course.
If you’re trying to eke out every tiny bit of performance out of your system, you should make sure that your video card drivers are updated using the manufacturer’s drivers, and you probably want to upgrade your chipset, networking, and sound card drivers as well.