Do I need driver upgrade and can I install one for free?

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trolly:
There's no way we can tell you if you need a driver upgrade because (1) we don't know the device you are referring to and (2) we have no way of knowing which driver that device currently has. The best way for you to find out is to go to the manufacturer website of the device in question and check for the latest driver.

And yes, it is free. All drivers are free. If you ever get some sort of link, or message, saying it costs, then leave that site immediately because it's a scam.

sbb_butkus:
Don't update drivers for fun, depending on your OS you can be in trouble. Those "driver update" programs are just spyware (you agree to it if you read that long contract you agree too) so they can use your data for statistics.
There are problems at times between certain programs and drivers. If you have a good running PC, I doubt if a drive upgrade will improve anything. Now wireless drivers updates (laptop) can help if you are being thrown off your WiFi. But you find the company's web site and model of laptop and download it from there.
Bill:
NO. DO NOT download those programs that offer to scan your computer and update your Driers.
They are a SCAM. All of them.
Drivers DO NOT need to be updated. The only time you mess with drivers is if they don't work.
Also you should set Windows 10 so that it does not download driver udates for third party devices, like your video card. Window 10 upate can mess up video Drivers.
Madiha Awan:
In general, we don’t recommend updating hardware drivers unless you have a reason to. The driver for the SD card reader that came built into your computer is probably just fine. Even if the manufacturer does offer a slightly newer version, you probably won’t notice the difference. There’s no reason to obsess about having the latest hardware drivers for every component in your computer.

But there are good reasons to update your drivers. In particular, gamers will want to keep their graphics drivers as up-to-date as possible to ensure the best graphics performance and least bugs with modern games. In other cases, you might need to get the latest version of a hardware driver if the current one is causing problems with your computer.

Smokies Hiker:
It really depends on the device you're referring to that you think is in need of a driver update. There are drivers for your operating system, your graphic card, your audio card, your motherboard, your printer, and any other 3rd. party software you may have installed on your hard drive. Need an update with specifics.
Angela:
no… do not download those programs that offer to scan your computer and update your driers…
they are a scam… all of them…
drivers do not need to be updated… the only time you mess with drivers is if they don't work…
also you should set windows 10 so that it does not download driver udates for third party devices, like your video card… window 10 upate can mess up video drivers…
Monica:
no… do not download those programs that offer to scan your computer and update your driers…
they are a scam… all of them…
drivers do not need to be updated… the only time you mess with drivers is if they don't work…
also you should set windows 10 so that it does not download driver udates for third party devices, like your video card… window 10 upate can mess up video drivers…
Mr. Smartypants:
I'd need more info to answer that question intelligently. Usually you can download a driver for free from the manufacturer's website, usually under 'support' or 'downloads'. If you have Windows 10, it loads most drivers automatically! Go to your Device Manager and look to see if any devices need drivers or updates.
Shannon:
no……… do not download those programs that offer to scan your computer and update your driers………
they are a scam……… all of them………
drivers do not need to be updated……… the only time you mess with drivers is if they don't work………
also you should set windows 10 so that it does not download driver udates for third party devices, like your video card……… window 10 upate can mess up video drivers………
Bianca:
if you are having problems with your hardware, or have updated your os, then yeah, you may need a driver update, if not, then leave things as they are, and no, you should never pay for a driver update……

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