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Windows is pretty good about not overwriting things like graphics drivers, though—especially if you’ve got a utility from the manufacturer that keeps up with updates.Using Windows Update in Windows 10 is the automatic, set-it-and-forget-it solution.
If you have a laptop or a prebuilt desktop PC, go to its manufacturer’s website and look up the driver-download page for your specific model of computer.NVIDIA, AMD, and even Intel provide control panels that automatically check for and download the latest graphics driver updates for you.Just open the NVIDIA Ge Force Experience application, AMD’s Radeon Software Crimson Edition, or Intel’s Graphics Control Panel—whichever is on your computer.For example, go to your motherboard manufacturer’s website and look up the specific model of motherboard to find your motherboard drivers.Repeat this process for each individual hardware component.If you want the latest hardware drivers, be sure to go open Windows Update, check for updates, and install any available hardware driver updates.
For graphics drivers, you can use the control panel included with your graphics drivers to check for updates them.
Head to NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel’s website to download the latest graphics driver package for your hardware and install it.
Even if you’re using Windows 10, you’ll probably want to do this — at least, if you’re a gamer.
If you’re a gamer, you will want the latest graphics drivers.
But, after you download and install them once, you’ll be notified when new drivers are available so you can download and install them.
While they are tempting, we recommend that you don’t use driver-update utilities.