Know how to easily update your PC drivers with this step-by-step guide. A common question asked by our readers is “I know how to download and install drivers, but how do I know which ones to update?” A quick answer is to open up each and every one of your PC drivers hoping that each of them will tell you if they need to be updated or where you can download their drivers. By determining outdated versions and getting the new driver versions from the right sources. Of course, in the real world this is impractical and can instantly translate into a big headache. We’ll try to cover in this short article how you can quickly and effectively update your PC drivers and hopefully provide you with a smoother gaming experience.
How to Effectively Update Your PC Drivers
When we test our games, we always make it a point to keep our drivers updated. We do this to benchmark each game’s performance based on the latest technologies available to the market, which are also usually the ones used by majority of gamers/users.
Like you, we used to manually update each of our PC drivers: from sound cards, video cards, USB controllers, storage devices, peripherals (e.g., headsets, controllers, keyboards, mice, web cameras), and whatnot. As we mentioned earlier, and as you can probably relate to, this can easily turn into a nightmare.
That is, until we discovered this nifty tool…
Taking from a user review in PC World, the efficient way we do things now is to run a free diagnosis of which drivers are outdated using DriverScanner. What you do is to run the driver scan for FREE, determine which drivers need to be updated, then hunt them on your own.
So, first click here to run the scan. Then, to get drivers for your gaming needs, you can refer to our Technical References page for some official download links to driver sources. Or you can do what we did, which is to register our copy of DriverScanner, so that it now takes care of downloading and managing the installation of all the updated drivers for our PCs. Just like that, we said goodbye to driver update nightmares.
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