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How to Update System Drivers

Security updates, bug fixes, performance enhancements, and drivers are all available for updates on your computer. Though you may have a basic understanding of what security updates and performance enhancements entail, you may be less familiar with drivers. In plain terms, a driver is software that allows your computer device to connect to external devices, such as keyboards and mice. If your drivers aren’t up to date, your computer may lose the ability to “speak” to these devices, rendering them useless.

Though security updates and bug fixes are often updated automatically, your driver software may not be. For this reason, it’s useful to occasionally update them manually to ensure that they’re up to date. To update your drivers manually, navigate to Windows Update in your Control Panel. You can access your Control Panel from the Start menu, or do a search for “windows update.” Once there, check for any updates that may apply. If there are driver updates available, view and install them – a restart of your computer may be required, so be sure to save all work and close any open applications.

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