How do I know which drivers to update?

What drivers do I need to manually update?

If you're trying to eke out every tiny bit of performance out of your system, you should make sure that your video card drivers are updated using the manufacturer's drivers, and you probably want to upgrade your chipset, networking, and sound card drivers as well.

Which drivers should I update first?

Install what you need to get the system up and running enough to get on the Internet. Then go get/install all Windows Updates. Then install remaining missing drivers (if any), and update the ones you installed already with the latest versions. I always install Windows Updates first.

How do I know if my drivers are out of date?

To see driver information, right click a device, click Properties, and switch to the Driver tab. This displays the date the driver was published, its version number, and other information. To check for a driver update, click Update Driver.

How do you tell if AMD drivers are up to date?

In Radeon Settings, click on the Updates menu option. NOTE! If a new driver is available, the menu option will show New Update. Select Check for Updates and if a newer driver version is available, the following screen will be displayed indicating the driver version available to be installed.

Does Windows 10 update drivers automatically?

Assuming you're using Windows 10, Windows Update automatically downloads and install the latest drivers for you. Windows 7 and 8 provide driver updates via Windows Update, too, but Microsoft is being much more aggressive about this in Windows 10. It all happens automatically.

Should I update drivers on my laptop?

In general, we don't recommend updating hardware drivers unless you have a reason to. … In other cases, you might need to get the latest version of a hardware driver if the current one is causing problems with your computer. If you do want to update your drivers, skip the driver-updating utilities.

What drivers should you install?

However, there are still some drivers you'll probably want to install: Your motherboard's chipset, audio, LAN, USB, and SATA drivers: Windows' drivers are probably fine, but your motherboard manufacturer may have newer, better optimized, or more feature-filled drivers.

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