Dell Drivers need to be kept up to date to keep your Dell computer running well Windows 8. If you need help to update drivers on Dell laptop (including Alienware, Inspiron, Latitude, Optiplex, Precision, Vostro, and XPS models), then you come to the right place.

How do I know when my Dell laptop needs update drivers?

In general, we don’t recommend updating hardware drivers unless you have a reason to. 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.

If it is not any practical problem and you are trying to squeeze the last performance out of your Dell laptop, you should install and download the PC optimization utility, like Neptune SystemCare Ultimate to make your computer faster.

To initially diagnose any problems on the Dell drivers, the Windows 8 built-in Device Manager tool is the best way. The Device Manager alerts you to any device problems using the exclamation point, yellow triangle or question mark icons beside the device with the issue. If you see one of these icons next to your Dell device, then you will need to download and install updated Dell Drivers.   

How to update drivers on the Dell laptop on Windows 8

Method 1 | Manually Updates

1. Open search box in the slide-bar, type device manager in, and choose Device Manager.

2. Find Display drivers and right-click on it to choose Update Driver Software…

3. It is recommended you update your Dell Drivers regularly in order to avoid conflicts.

 Method 2 | Auto-update check

Waiting for the auto-update is also fine. Drivers are updated occasionally. Windows can update them automatically.

The golden rule to update drivers in Dell laptop on Windows 8 is that—if it’s not broken, just do have to make any changes on it.