Even if you install your own hardware drivers, Windows sometimes automatically overwrite them when a new version is available. Windows is pretty good about not overwriting things like graphics drivers, though—especially if you’ve got a utility from the manufacturer that keeps up with updates.

  • Now you’ve found the device you wish to update in Device Manager, right-click on it and a window will pop up.
  • Type driverquery and hit Enter to get a list of every driver installed on your system and when that driver was published.
  • Plus, it can often be difficult to revert to the original settings.
  • As discussed earlier, you can install a stable graphics driver through Windows Update if you use integrated graphics.
  • Start by plugging the USB modem into the computer’s USB port.

The driver store folders have cryptic names; you need to look at the relevant INF files to find the driver package you want to delete. Click Start button, Open Control Panel, and double-click Devices and Printers. Click the Advanced tab located at the top of properties window for the printer.

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Be slightly wary of these because unless they connect to the internet then there’s a possibility they’ll be outdated. The same applies to CDs that come with pre-built machines. To see driver information, right click a device, click Properties, and switch to the Driver tab. This displays the date the driver was published, its version number, and other information.

So the next time you’re about to print multiple copies of a document, remember to check whether your printer’s collate function is turned on. It could save you a lot of time and effort in the long run. Collation is essential when printing multiple copies of a document because it ensures that each copy is complete and in the correct order. This is particularly important for documents that contain several pages or for print jobs that require a large number of copies. Without collation, you would have to manually arrange each page, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors.