Update Drivers in Windows 10. Easily!

Camilla Mo, in Technical Tips

If you choose to update drivers manually, you can follow steps below to install the driver step by step in Windows 10.  

Top Tip: If you don’t have much computer skills and patience, you can upgrade to Driver Easy Pro version, which allows you to update all drivers with just one-click.

1. Open Windows 10 Control Panel by pressing Win+X (Windows key windows key 3 and X key) at the same time and clicking Control Panel.

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2. View by Small icons.

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3. Click Device Manager.

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3. In Device Manager window, expand categories and locate the device that you wish to update the driver for. For instance, if you used Driver Easy to download “Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller”, find this device under “Network adapters” category. Then right-click on the device name and select Update Driver Software…

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Tips: Since hard drives have a finite lifetime and can fail suddenly without warning , it’s strongly recommend you to use free backup software AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition to create a system image. Backup system gives you a safe protection from spontaneous disk failures. You can even migrate Windows 10 to ssd to avoid data loss caused by virus, hardware failure or other reasons. 

Note: For some devices, the device name displayed in Driver Easy is different from the device name displayed in Device Manager. 

In Driver Easy, you can click on the driver and get the name of current driver. Then locate the device in Device Manager using this name.

4. In the pop-up window, you will see two options. Click Browse my computer for driver software.  

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5. Click on Browse to find the location of the downloaded driver file. 

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In Driver Easy, click on the Down Triangle button then select Open File Location to get the location of the downloaded driver file.

Alternatively, you can copy and paste the location address of the downloaded driver files to the box.

the location address:

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6. Click on Next button to install the driver.

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As you can see, it is not easy to update drivers manually even by following the detailed steps. And it takes time. It is recommended that you upgrade Driver Easy to Professional Version. With Professional Version, all driver updates can be done automatically in one click.  You don’t need to install the driver step by step. You can just leave the program running to update drivers and do something else. Click here to download Driver Easy.

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  • Camilla Mo

    Hi Alexandru,

    It’s recommended you upgrade Driver Easy to the Pro version so the drivers will download and install automatically.
    Driver Easy provides 30-day money back guarantee and full year support.

    Please leave your comments again if you have any further questions.

  • Valeria Victrix

    Please help:

    drivereasy detected two outdated drivers in my pc which are:
    1. Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Series Chipset Family SMBus – A123 ver. 10.1.1.40 (New Driver provided by INTEL) to replace Synaptics SMBus Driver ver. 19.3.11.45 (Current Driver provided by Synaptics)
    2. USB Root Hub (xHCI) ver. 1.0.0.0008 (New Driver provided by AMD) to replace USB Root Hub (xHCI) ver. 10.0.14393.0 (Current Driver provided by Microsoft).

    I followed this guide on this page and at number 6, installation went on as usual but no changes were made. drivereasy still detects these two as outdated drivers. I’ve been looking everywhere and nobody actually told how to replace the outdated with the latest one.

    Kindly please help. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd3461b30fea5ea47d93d7ad69376afcd4db95cd02ca32bb8828092e1b1de98b.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1bbdf29ac81cea068b30bb1082bf83c1263213b25686973b866044d73dd29d57.png

  • Noah

    I have a driver file from 1970?!?!?!?
    on a new laptop…. what the what???

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8995416a20ee5d0b9263facbe74195ae81894f778a8e1f181c640d13951ebcbc.jpg

    • Camilla Mo

      Hi Noah,

      This is a new driver. Intel has changed the driver date of their drivers. We have not figured out why they don’t use the recent date like other manufacturers do. Driver Easy provides the new driver according to the driver date. You can skip this driver update as the driver installed on your computer is the latest.
      In order to provide the latest Intel drivers, our development team are working on this issue. We appreciate your understanding.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  • Nazir Lynch

    I can’t seem to find:
    Intel(R) Watchdog Timer Driver (Intel(R) WDT)
    Xeon(R) processor E3 – 1200 v3/3rd Gen core processor DRAM Controller – 150/151
    Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 – 1E10
    or any of the rest of this type nor
    Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller

    • Peter Collesso Vs TheWorld

      Click on the view tab in device manager then click/check show hidden devices and then you will find all the devices 🙂

  • Camilla Mo

    Hi,

    Thank you for your comments. Driver Ease provides 30 day trial. Customers can ask for a full refund if they are not satisfied with the product.

  • Josbek Kalinowski Quispe

    +10 Megalike

  • Keyur Machhi

    How to install missing driver manually??

  • Jolina Smith

    THANK YOU So mucH I LOVE YOU GUYS AAAaaaaaaaa <3333

  • Camilla Mo

    Hi william,

    Please try again. If it failed again, the manual update may work not work for you. You can try to use Driver Easy Pro.
    With Driver Easy Pro, you can update all drivers automatically with just one click.

  • Alfred

    I am happy that my Bluetooth device is now up and running. Thank you GUYYYYS. God bless you!!

  • Al

    Hi,
    My Dell XPS 8500 all of a sudden can not read USB storage devices.
    My computer had updated to windows 10 months before this occurred.

    I have followed the props and updated every single driver and restarted as told and I still am not getting my computer to read them. When in Device manager I can see other devices are all with explanation symbols on them and these will not update.

    Can anyone help?

    • eli

      try uninstalling and then updating them

  • Why

    Right click .inf file, install. You cucks.

    • Noah

      nobody else caught this?!?! LMAO thanks

      • Taylor

        Where is the .inf file located?

        • Camilla Mo

          Hi Taylor,

          After downloading the driver, please click Open File Location to get the .inf file.

          • Kwame Wheway

            i cant find .inf file …

            • Camilla Mo

              Hi Kwame Wheway,

              Which driver you can’t find the .inf file for? If possible, please contact our customer support at support@drivereasy.com for further assistance. Thanks.

  • Inoxent

    awesome bro…
    this was fabulous I installed driver using method described
    manually copy driver files and enjoying sound….

  • Evan

    My TECNO L5 doesn’t connect on “USB COMPUTER CONNECTION” to my HP 15 Notebook when connected as a media device (MTP) but does so in camera (PTP).

    What could be the problem?

  • Op

    i need MTP driver for android mobile(micromax)

  • Emperor

    I tried it on my Lenovo x200s that lost it’s wifi driver after installing windows 10 and the result is affirmative. I appreciate!!

  • emmanuel

    my wifi driver was uninstalled by my system how can I get ut back.

  • Anuraj

    Please help me,i cant adjest my windows 10 laptop’s brighyness.Iwas searched in google it was show update display adapters.I’m tried that but didn’t work’s

    • Job

      Downloading the latest drivers from intel’s website solves the issue

      • juyel

        windows 10driver downlod plz

  • leroy dorf

    Since I went from win 7 to 10 I have 32 bit files and 64 bit files in which my oculus rift quit working. I believe I need the full 64 bit for it to work again. I heard there are two versions of windows 10. Help??

  • Jack

    I am trying the free version to test it out. Showing multiple items to update. Tried manually to update some items, doing absolutly nothing at all.

    Did re-scan still showing out dated, and I re-download and attempt to manual update again, still showing I have latest version.

    SO between something wrong with software or am I doing something wrong. I am following each step as mentioned.

    • camilla mo

      Dear Jack,

      After updating the drivers, please restart your PC for the updates to take effect.

      If the problem persists, would you please send us further information regarding the issues so we could figure it out? Please send the information to us using the Feedback tool in Driver Easy.

      The following information would help us locate the problem:
      1. Screenshots of the issue
      If you are not sure how to take a screen shot, the link below may help.
      https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/how-to-take-a-screenshot-for-windows-users/

      2. System Information
      You can export this information using the Feedback tool.

      Thanks.

      • Mario

        Hi i followed everything and did as instructed, restarted the computer but the problem is pretty much still there. Also I can’t send the picture in this comment box..

        • camilla mo

          Hi Mario,

          Thanks for your comment.

          I am sorry if you met issue while using our product.You can send us the detailed information including the picture using Driver Easy Feedback tool.
          Alternatively, contact us at support@drivereasy.com for further assistance.

          Thanks.

  • Chinmay

    when i connect my phone via USB, it shows a “!” in a yellow triangle under “Other devices->Unknown device”. SO which driver should i update in driver easy?

    • camilla mo

      Hi Chinmay,

      You can tell what the device is by checking the Hardware Ids. If you are not sure how to identify the device, it is recommended that you update all drivers using Driver Easy.

  • Ilkin

    Or just choose Automatic install, close upgrade window, in opened windows find .inf file, right click and install.

  • Adrian Stefa

    Thank you so much

  • Metoo Rehan

    How to download Driver Easy setup ? ….?

  • Franklin

    I got one for you. I have 2 ecu devices that work with 3 foot long cables but when I connect longer cables it comes up unrecognizable. It only does this on the windows 10 machine. The windows 7 machine works flawlessly.

    • s1hr

      windows 10 have eco function so to use min power on cables for communication,disable it,as that 1st came on my mind..

  • sammy

    my taskbar is not working fine.so what can be done in that case??

  • Nikhil M

    After the latest windows 10 update recently some 3-4 days back, my dell inspiron 3542 laptop is not getting on properly and also the battery is draining even though i off my laptop. For starting the laptop some 2-3 tries are required sometimes and sometimes i need to plug in my charger. What do i do?

  • Christopher

    PLEASE I UPGRADED TO WINDOWS 10 AND SINCE THEN MY BATTERY CANNOT LAST UP TO AN HOUR. I HAVED CHANGED THE BATTERY BUT STILL HAVE THE SAME ISSUE.. ANY HELP???

    • Bob

      Try turning off caps lock

    • Hunter Lee Thames

      Have you tried turning the Computer on and off again?

  • waseem

    hey I upgrade window 10 and it consuming more power(battery)then 8.1 so what can I do? I also reduce brightness to o%(0 percent) but still not work and disply drivers are up to date

  • Jenna Lee Ramoutar

    good day i plugged in a new keyboard into the computer and its not working. What do i do

  • sourav

    when i upgrade to 10 my lan driver also gone so cant able to connect the internet so how can i do that ? please help .
    thanks in advance .

  • Jo King

    In you first step it would be way easier to do
    1) Win+X
    2) select Device Manager, or press the ‘m’ on your keyboard

    • Verora

      An even easier way is to press win+R then type, devmgmt.msc

  • dennis

    thanks it worked.

  • Daniel

    The “Xeon(R) processor E3 – 1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller – 0150” on my PC can not be updated to the newest version manually. Why?

  • mary bayes

    had nothing but problems since upgrading to windows 10 – now I cannot connect the internet to my smart t.v

    • cough cough FIX IT cough cough

      well i had the problem as that well i get realy angry and i made a hole im my pc monitor

  • william walker

    upgraded to windows 10 since then my smart tv is not working nor is my printer

  • muqsid muhammed

    how to update missing drivers if there is no driver already

    • camilla mo

      Hi muqsid muhammed,

      You can consider using Driver Easy professional version. Then all drivers will be updated automatically.

  • Aneleog

    Since I upgrade my pc to windows 10 drivers are not working and even my wifi, bluetooth not working so i cant connect to the internet for updating the driver software. I desperately need in need of help to solving the problem Reply thank you

    • camilla mo

      Dear Aneleog,

      You can use “Offline Scan” feature of Driver Easy to help update the network driver.
      After that, use it to update other drivers.

  • akshay

    I upgrade my pc to windows 10 now my drivers are not working and even my LAN are not working so i cant connect to the internet for updating the driver software….plz help me

  • syed

    it is waste the windows is it cant find the drivers

    • camilla mo

      Dear syed,

      Have you tried using Driver Easy to update drivers?

  • Qais

    Thanks for yours cooperation. Dear sir i have windows 10
    a few day i upgraded but the brightness is not working
    as well i tried more time to install driver form different website but it don’t working how i can set the brightness( my pc model is dell Core i 5 3317) please help me the set this problem this is your kindly.thanks a lot

    • Niall McLoughlin

      Install missing drivers

  • manish

    thank you so much..

  • camilla mo

    Dear John,

    If you used Driver Easy to update drivers and meet this problem, please contact us at support@drivereasy.com for further assistance.

  • John

    I tried this method and windows rejected the update saying that the best driver was already installed. What do I do from this point?

    • Reto

      Same here. Please let us know how to move forward from there. If Windows says this, will the paid version of Drivereasy improve this? USB not working since updated from Windows 8 to 10.

      • camilla mo

        Dear Reto,

        You can use Driver Easy paid version to update all drivers automatically.
        If your USB problem is caused by driver issues, then Driver Easy will help you fix it.