If you’ve had problems with the newest drivers being unstable then you’ll likely want to select this option, or if you’re of the belief that ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, but it’s advisable by Microsoft to stick to automatic updates.
You can also go direct to the manufacturer of your device and update your drivers through them.
However, you don’t always need to update your drivers for the sake of it.
While you’ll have drivers installed on your system, you may not know precisely what they are or what version you’re using. Press Windows key R to launch the Run menu, type cmd, then hit Return to load up Command Prompt to export all that information into a handy text file.
The file will save into wherever your command prompt path is set to. It’s very important to bear in mind that the date given is not when you last updated the driver, it’s the date the driver you’re using was published.
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Your drivers might be outdated and need updating, but how are you to know?
If they do need updating, though, we’ve rounded up a number of different methods to help you.