It’s essential to keep ALL the drivers for your Dell laptop up-to-date so that it can run in tip-top condition and nip all sorts of problems such as blue screen of death, sound not working issues in the bud.
In this post, we’re going to show you 2 safe and easy ways to get the latest Dell laptop drivers.
To update Dell laptop drivers
There are two ways you can update your Dell laptop drivers in Windows 10, 8.1 or 7:
Option 1 – Manually – You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way, because you need to find exactly the right the driver online, download it and install it step by step.
Option 2 – Automatically (Recommended) – This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.
Rest assured that the link below is the official website and 100% safe. So to manually update our Dell drivers:
First head to Dell’s official website and check out the section for driver downloads. Then enter your model of Dell laptop and search for the specific drivers you’re to update. Be sure to choose ONLY drivers corresponding with your flavor of Windows version and then download & install it manually (which could either be an .inf file or a .zip file).
Finally, restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the drivers for your Dell laptop manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
(Here we take the network adapter driver as an example of problem drivers in need of an update).
You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
- Restart your Dell laptop and you’ll be good to go!