Drivers

Drivers

Drivers are software interfaces that allow other software to communicate with a component (such as a graphics card or WiFi card).

Installing Drivers

Modern operating systems will often come with generic drivers installed by default. They will also automatically fetch specific drivers from an online repository for any devices it finds. However, if the operating system can’t find a driver, it’s up to the user to find the right driver.

Usually, you will only need to manually install WiFi card drivers and graphics card drivers. If you know exactly which component you need the drivers for, you can look up the model number on the manufacturers website and download the latest driver there.

Network drivers are required for the OS to automatically download other drivers for itself, so get those first.

You probably don’t need to download drivers for your other devices unless they are not working properly.

Display Drivers

If you encounter issues with your display driver when you change or update it, Guru3D has provided a tool that can completely remove the display driver. This will allow users to easily install or update their drivers without any weird quirks. If you’re installing a new graphics card on an existing machine, we highly recommend that you use this tool.

Driver Updaters

Driver updaters, driver boosters, driver pack installers – Should you use them? Simple answer!

NO! There is no benefit or logical reason to do so. Your operating system will automatically download most required drivers. For graphics drivers and anything that the OS doesn’t install, manually download the drivers from the manufacturers website, not from a program that claims to search and install all your drivers at once.

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