Each device serves a special function that lends to the functionality and purpose of another device.Each hardware device operates by utilizing small, pieces of software which provide it with the instructions needed to perform its job.PC hardware devices operate with assistance of Windows drivers by using the driver to translating instructions that the user inputs via the Windows operating system into instructions that the machine components can understand and process.
Only Windows drivers are capable of communicating with the Windows operating system.
Computer hardware devices cannot function without this driver software.
Windows drivers create compatibility between the various hardware devices in your computer by enabling them to communicate with one another and the Windows operating system.
Time Required: It usually takes around 15 minutes to update a driver a Windows, even less time if the driver is self-installable or you get it via Windows Update (more on all of that below).
Follow the easy steps below to update drivers in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP: Optional Walkthrough: If you'd like to follow the process below, but with more details and screenshots for each step, use our Step by Step Guide to Updating Drivers in Windows instead.
In case, the driver is outdated or missing, you can update audio/sound drivers following certain steps later.