Do you know what’s a device manager? Do you know what it does? We’ll get you familiar with it and teach you how you can update Windows 10 drivers through it.
The Windows device manager is an applet. Just as the baby bear is to the mama bear, the device manager is to the Control Panel. The technical definition of an applet is a small program that performs a specific task by remaining within the bounds of a larger program. So, in short, the device manager is a Control Panel applet.
The Control Panel is the hub of all settings for your Windows. You can just about do anything with your Windows by skimming through it. From the most simple of things such as changing your desktop’s theme to the more technical features such as turning of Windows Firewall or fixing the monitor turning off by itself bug, Control Panel has them all.
Similarly, the device manager specializes in handling all problems regarding your peripheral or hardware devices. If anything related to hardware goes wrong such as the touchpad stops working or your speakers go crazy, don’t annoy the Control Panel. Simply knock on the door of the device manager and let it solve your issues.
If any peripheral device acts crazily, it’s probably because it has become too old or its drivers have become outdated. In Windows terms, a driver is a software that makes it possible for an external device to interact with your computer. To ensure that your external devices do not go loco and keep on performing smoothly, here are the steps to update Windows 10 drivers through the task manager.
Step 1: Type Device Manager in Windows Search and open it.
Step 2: Expand any component.
Step 3: Double click on its displayed device.
Step 4: In the resulting Window, click on Driver tab.
Step 5: Click on the Update Driver button as shown in the image below.
Step 6: In the resulting window, click on the option shown below and let the computer do its job.
It is advised to manually update these drivers once in a while to ensure that your devices work smoothly.