Clicking on Change settings brings up the settings window I discussed in the first Windows Update article.
Follow the easy steps below to update drivers in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP: Optional Walkthrough: If you'd like to follow the process below, but with more details and screenshots for each step, use my Step by Step Guide to Updating Drivers in Windows instead.By Andy Rathbone Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 can be a chore. If the View by: option is set to either Large icons or Small icons, please skip to the next step. If the Control Panel is set to View by: Category, you will need to perform this step.Select the version of this update for your type of operation system and download.
(Typical Microsoft, you kind of have to swing from the vines to get this done but it's rather easy.
See my List of Free Driver Updater Tools for reviews of the best ones out there.
Time Required: It usually takes around 15 minutes to update a driver a Windows, even less time if the driver is self-installable or you get it via Windows Update (more on all of that below).
An updated driver might enable new features for the hardware, something I see on a regular basis with popular video cards and sound cards.
Tip: Updating drivers yourself is not difficult, but there are programs that will more or less do it for you.
Updating drivers is also a great troubleshooting step when the device is having some kind of problem or is generating an error, like a Device Manager error code.