Update drivers in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

Driver updates for Windows 10, along with many devices, such as network adapters, monitors, printers, and video cards, are automatically downloaded and installed through Windows Update.

  • You probably already have the most recent drivers, but if you'd like to manually update or reinstall a driver, here's how:
    Use Device Manager to update driver.
  • Update the device driver
    • In the search box on the taskbar, enter device manager, then select Device Manager.

    • Select a category to see names of devices, then right-click (or press and hold) the one you’d like to update.
    • Select Update Driver.
    • Select Search automatically for updated driver software.

    • If Windows doesn't find a new driver, you can try looking for one on the device manufacturer's website and follow their instructions.

  • Reinstall the device driver
    • In the search box on the taskbar, enter device manager, then select Device Manager.

    • Right-click (or press and hold) the name of the device, and select Uninstall.
    • Restart your PC.
    • Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver.
  • If neither updating or a new installation worked for you, take a look at the Windows Update Troubleshooter
  • If you can't see the desktop and instead see a blue, black, or blank screen, see Troubleshoot blue screen errors or Troubleshoot black or blank screen errors.