How to Update Drivers on Windows 11 [2024 Guide]

Written By Steven Arends

Windows 11 is a relatively new version of Windows and this is why it is still not close to perfect. Just like other versions of Windows, it takes some time for a new version of Windows to be fully optimized and hopefully close to perfect.

In your computer, there are many components like your graphics card, ethernet card and many more. Components like these must have the latest drivers to run properly.

Usually, Windows downloads these drivers automatically by default but as I have mentioned above, a newer version of Windows takes some time to be problem-free.


Many users have expressed their complaints regarding driver issues on Windows 11, so you are not alone. There are many reasons why you should update your drivers or enable the option to update them automatically on Windows 11.

Why update drivers on Windows 11?

No one likes problems occurring when using their computers and having updated drivers is a great way to avoid further problems. Imagine buying a new graphics card and not being able to use it just because of outdated drivers. It is best to update drivers for all components.

It is understandably very frustrating facing issues with drivers, especially if you are hearing about drivers for the first time. Do not worry as I have conducted thorough research and brought you the best methods to fix driver issues on Windows 11.

Read the full post to get to know more details.

How to update drivers on Windows 11 easily

Being a Windows power user for more than a decade, I still do not understand why people are still facing issues with drivers even to this day. I guess some things never change.

Windows is supposed to download the proper drivers from your pc or the internet by default but for unknown reasons, this does not happen sometimes. This results in users like you scratching their heads and maybe banging their poor keyboards.

Do not be frustrated, keep calm and just follow the given methods in this post to solve the driver issues on Windows 11.

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Here are the different methods to update drivers on Windows 11:

1. Update drivers using Windows updater

You can update drivers for any device or component on your Windows 11 deceive by using the Windows updater. It is extremely easy to use the Windows updater to update drivers, so there is no reason for you to worry.

This process consists of a few simple steps, so keep calm and go through them.

Here are the steps to use Windows updater to update drivers on Windows 11:

  • Click on the Start menu button.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Select Update and Security.


  • Click on the Check for updates button.


  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Click on view optional updates.
  • Select the available options. Firmware updates are not necessary.
  • Click on Download and install. If any update failed to complete, press the retry button.


  • Click on Restart now.
  • Wait for the pc to restart and your drivers will be properly installed.

If this method did not work for you, do not worry and kindly the other methods that are given in this post.

Check out our expert-recommended guide on How To Enable Telnet On Windows 11.

2. Use Device Manager

The device manager is a default software provided by Windows 11 which can be used to update drivers manually. The Device manager can be used to update drivers for a specific device or component in your Windows 11 device.

The process is similar to Windows 10, so it will be easier for you if you have used the Device manager on Windows 10. It does not matter if you did not use the device manager before, as I have given the steps that you can follow to use it easily.

It is safe practice to update the drivers of your graphics card, so the steps below will tell you how to do that.

Here are the steps to use the device manager to update drivers on Windows 11:

  • Right-click on the Start menu button and select Device Manager.
  • Click on the arrow beside Display adapter to show the graphics card or cards that you have.
  • Right-click on the display adapter or graphics card that you have and select update driver.


  • Select Browse automatically for drivers.
  • Wait for the process to end.
  • Restart your pc.

You can update other components by following this process where instead of Display adapters, you can select the other options available.

If this method did not work for you, do not worry and kindly the other methods that are given in this post.

Check out our separate post on Change Power Mode on Windows 11.

3. Update drivers according to GPU manufacturer

One of the main reasons you could be facing driver issues is for your GPU(graphics processing unit) more commonly known as the graphics card. It is a software issue where your graphics card has outdated drivers.

Having outdated drivers for your GPU will result in problems or errors occurring, so it is best for you to update them when there are new updates.

So the main three companies that make GPUs are Nvidia, AMD and Intel, where Nvidia and AMD are more gamer-oriented. I had an Nvidia GPU, but it died a few days back, cue the sad violin music.

So, for each manufacturer, you need to download different software. For Nvidia, it is best for you to download the Nvidia Geforce Experience tool. Just go to your internet browser, which could be Chrome or Firefox and google Nvidia Geforce Experience. Download the tool from the official website and it will show you the latest drivers if there are any.

Download and install the drivers by following the on-screen prompts and then restart your pc. You will have the latest drivers and will not face any further issues regarding your GPU.

Similarly, it is the same for AMD. Google for the latest drivers, download the tool, download and install the drivers, restart your pc and you are good to go.

The same can be said for Intel GPUs. You can understand by now that the processes are similar so you should not have a hard time downloading the latest drivers for your GPU.

Also, follow our epic guide to fix Stop Apps Running in Background Windows 11.


I hope that you were able to fix any driver issues on Windows 11. I can relate to you as I have faced the same problem a couple of weeks back. This is expected as Windows 11 is still relatively new and it takes a while for a new version of Windows to be completely optimized.

Hopefully in the future Windows 11 is more stable and you will have no more problems like this. I wish you luck in whatever you do in the future. Stay safe and take care!

About The Author
Steven Arends is a computer science graduate and tech enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a vast collection of computer hardware and loves exploring the latest advancements. As a contributing author to 10Scopes, Steven shares his expertise to make the world of technology more accessible and easier to understand for all readers.

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