Update Drivers in Windows 10. Easily!

By 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 Device Manager by pressing Win+X (Windows logo key windows key 3 and X key) at the same time and clicking Device Manager.

2. 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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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.

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

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4. 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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5. 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.