How to Install Windows 10 Drivers Manually in Device Manager
How to change or disable Windows Update to check for and install Windows 10 Drivers? This article will show you how. Also, it will show you how to install drivers manually in Device Manager.
The steps below are for Windows 10 build 21343 and later. In the meantime, you can use the old method. If you want to make changes manually, check the Driver Updates section of the Device Manager. Then, click Disable Driver Updates again.
Disable or enable Windows 10 driver updates
Driver updates let your hardware communicate with your PC. However, you may prefer to download the correct driver for your specific hardware manually. For example, if you have a video card, you may like to download the driver from its manufacturer’s website.
However, if your hardware is outdated, you may only be able to receive driver updates from Windows Update. If that’s the case, you can disable driver updates in Windows 10 to prevent them from installing.
In order to disable the automatic driver update in Windows 10, you must modify the Local Group Policy (LGP) or the registry. However, if you’re an advanced user, you can try the more sophisticated method of disabling updates.
Manufacturers typically provide optional driver updates, but you can disable them manually. Microsoft has improved driver compatibility for Windows 10, but bad drivers can still cause problems. In such cases, you can temporarily disable driver updates.
Check for driver updates in Device Manager
If you want to find the driver software for a specific device, you can use the Start menu’s search bar and type in the device name. Once the device is listed, you can double-click the category to open the Device Manager and select Update Driver Software.
Once the device is listed, click on Update Driver Software to download the latest version of the driver. This will update the driver software for the device automatically. The process of updating the driver software works just like Windows Update does. Once the process is complete, you can click Close to exit the Device Manager.
In the Devices and Printers section, you can check for any driver updates. If you see an outdated driver, your computer could crash or lose work. If you can easily update the driver, you can save your technician a trip to your PC store.
In addition to crashes and hardware failures, new device features or bug fixes may require the driver to be updated. Windows 10 has several ways to install device drivers, and it’s best to follow the steps outlined below to find the updated drivers for your PC.
Install drivers manually in Device Manager
While Windows 10 automatically installs the latest versions of most device drivers, some hardware devices require manual installation. To get the latest drivers for these devices, go to the manufacturer’s website and download the appropriate driver package.
To install Windows 10 drivers manually, open Device Manager and navigate to the device you wish to update. Once there, select the “Update Driver” option to complete the process. In some cases, the manufacturer’s driver package is outdate or is simply unavailable.
Once in the Device Manager, expand the “Computer Hardware” category to view the various devices connected to your computer. Double-click the target device to check its name and select Update Driver Software. The new driver software will then install.
If the driver software is available online, Windows 10 will automatically install it. If the driver software for a device has expired, it is best to go to the manufacturer’s website to download a fresh version.