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How to Manually Update Drivers in Windows 7 in 5 Easy Steps


Sometimes your drivers need a good old updating so that your computer can run smoothly again. Out of date software and hardware are the number one cause of computer issues, so why not keep your drivers up to date and avoid whatever inconveniences might ensue? Today we will explain to you how you can manually update your computer’s drivers in just five easy steps. You need a bit of computer knowledge to do this, but worry not because we are here to guide your every step along the way.


  1. Click on your PC’s Start menu and go to the Computer section, then right click on it and select Manage. Go to Device Manager from here.
  2. From Device manager, expand the categories. Locate the driver you want to update from there. For example, if what is out of date is your Realtek High Definition Audio Driver, select it from the list under Sound, video and game controllers. You can do this with any driver.
  3. Now select Update Driver Software after right clicking on the driver of your choice. In the pop up that appears, select the ‘Browse my computer for driver software’ option.
  4. Click on ‘Browse’ to find the location of the browser file that you downloaded.
  5. In order to install the driver, simply click Next.

And that’s it, now you are done. Your driver will be updated and your Windows 7 PC will run smoothly yet again.

Why Is It Crucial?

You might wonder why updating your drivers is crucial. Well, it has been demonstrated that most of the problems in Windows computers stem from out of date drivers. So this is why it’s best to keep them updated all the time.

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