8 Ways To Fix All Driver Problems In Windows (FREE)

Drivers are one of the most important components of the system or you can say that the whole process or functionality of a particular service such as Wi-Fi connectivity, Speakers, Bluetooth, and so on depends upon the driver function. Basically, drivers are highly responsible for the functionalities of different services in the system. Hence, updating and maintaining all the drivers are highly essential.

All Driver Problems In Windows

So, in this particular post, I will be listing a few methods to overcome or avoid the driver problems in Windows, which can eventually save you a lot of money down the line. 

1. Update Drivers Through Device Manager 

You can directly update drivers manually from the device manager which will not take much time of yours.

USBC driver update

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Device manager” or open directly from the control panel
  3. Open Device manager
  4. Look for the driver related to the issue you are facing
  5. Expand by clicking on it
  6. Right-click on it
  7. Click on “Update driver software
  8. Click on “Search automatically for updated driver software
  9. Click on next and done
  10. Look for “Action” at the top side
  11. Then click on “Scan for hardware changes
  12. And done
  13. Now restart the system

Or You can follow these steps given below:

There is also an alternative way of manually updating drivers within the device manager.

update driver manually 2

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Device manager” or open directly from the control panel
  3. Open Device manager
  4. Look for particular drivers
  5. Expand by clicking on it
  6. Right-click on it
  7. Click on “Browse my computer for driver software
  8. Then select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers
  9. Now, select a driver from the list mentioned and then just proceed and update the driver
  10. Look for “Action” at the top side
  11. Then click on “Scan for hardware changes
  12. And done
  13. Now just restart the system

2. Use Driver Booster

So, in this method also you will have to try Driver Booster, which will surely do the job because it is one of the most useful and effective tools when it comes to managing and updating drivers of the computer system.

DriverBoosterinterface

Steps:

  1. Once you have downloaded and installed the tool
  2. Run it
  3. Now click on the “Scan” button
  4. Now it will begin the scanning process and will scan for all the outdated drivers in the system.
  5. Once the scanning is done, in the next window there will be a list that shows the number of drivers to be or has been updated.
  6. Now select the particular driver and update the driver
  7. Or just click on update all (make sure to have a good internet connection)
  8. And once the updating process is finished
  9. You are done

3.Clean Unused Drivers Using Driver Booster

There are many drivers in the system which are useless or the drivers of an external device after plugging it off the system becomes waste or useless. You can clean such drivers using Driver Booster which can eventually result in better performance of the system too.

Steps:

  1. Open the software
  2. Look for tools on the left panel and click on it
  3. Now, click on “clean unplugged device data
  4. Then scan through
  5. And now it will show all the drivers that can be removed from the system without affecting the performance
  6. Then, you can either select some specific drivers to remove or you can select all and remove them with one click.
  7. And done

4. Revert to the Previous Version of Driver

You should only use this method when the current version of the particular driver is not perfectly functional or contains bugs. 

So, all you have to do is downgrade or roll back the driver to the previous version. (Make sure to do it only if the previous version was working fine)

rollback driver version

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Device manager” or open directly from the control panel
  3. Open Device manager
  4. Look for the particular driver
  5. Expand by clicking on it
  6. Right-click on it and open properties
  7. Then click on the “Driver” option at the top section of the pop-up
  8. Now click on “Roll Back Driver
  9. Then click “Ok
  10. Look for “Action” at the top side
  11. Then click on “Scan for hardware changes
  12. And done
  13. Now just restart the system

5. Uninstall or Remove Incompatible Drivers

There are times when a certain version of the driver is not supported in the system and somehow the particular function seems to be undone because of the driver. In this case, you can uninstall the driver directly from the driver manager. Following are the steps to do so.

Device manager uninstall driver

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Device manager” or open directly from the control panel
  3. Open Device manager
  4. Look for the particular driver
  5. Expand by clicking on it
  6. Right-click after selecting the driver
  7. Then click on “Uninstall
  8. Look for “Action” at the top side
  9. Then click on “Scan for hardware changes
  10. And done
  11. Now just restart the system

6. Enable The Disabled Drivers 

Due to some hardware changes in the system or the particular I/O device or mistakenly disabling the particular device, you are unable to access the particular service or feature or device in the system. Hence, to enable the driver following are the steps.

enable device driver

 Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “Device manager” or open directly from the control panel
  3. Open Device manager
  4. Look for the particular driver
  5. Expand by clicking on it
  6. Right-click after selecting the driver
  7. Then click on “Enable
  8. Look for “Action” at the top side
  9. Then click on “Scan for hardware changes
  10. And done
  11. Now just restart the system

7. Install Driver From Official Source

You can also search for the driver online and download it from the official source and install it manually. All you have to do is search for the exact driver to be installed and you can get the link to download the genuine updated driver for your system. 

8. Try Windows 10 Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting is another method that can be used to acknowledge any kind of error in the system and further repair it or just get the solutions within the troubleshooter. In similar ways, the driver errors can be solved by troubleshooting the specific service you are getting an error with. Following are the steps to run the troubleshooter to overcome driver issues.

run windows troubleshooter

Steps:

  1. Click on the windows search bar
  2. Search for “troubleshooting”
  3. Click on “Troubleshooting Settings
  4. Then, look for “Additional Troubleshooters” and open it
  5. Now, just select the particular service you are having an issue with and run the troubleshooter
  6. Then, go through the error and accordingly act in the system (make sure to have a good internet connection)
  7. And you are done.

FAQs

Do you need to install drivers for Windows?

Yes, without drivers there are many essential functions which can not be carried out.

Is there a way to update Windows 10 drivers?

Yes, windows drivers can be updated using the driver booster software manually or it can also be updated if you download the driver manually from the internet but always make sure that the site is authorized and genuine. Lastly, some of the drivers get updated directly from the windows updater.

Conclusion

So, above were some of the best methods to fix the driver problems within a few minutes and with minimal effort. Hence, If you found this article useful or think it might be useful to any of your friends or family, share it with them. 

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Shreyash Pradhan
Member of Team TJ and a potential geek!

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