Windows 10 Drivers

How to get the latest Windows 10 drivers for your computer hardware

After installing Windows 10 from scratch, and sometimes after updating from a previous version of Windows, you may need to locate and install the latest drivers for your computer's hardware.

Because Windows 10 is one of Microsoft's newest operating systems, manufacturers regularly release compatible drivers.

Illustration of a person using a Windows 10 laptop with various peripherals in speech bubbles around the screen
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Never Updated a Windows 10 Driver Before? See How to Update Drivers in Windows for a full tutorial. A free driver updater software tool is another option you might want to consider, especially if you're new to this.

Two different versions of many drivers are available, both a 32-bit and 64-bit version. Make sure you install the correct one based on which version of Windows 10 you have installed!

Acer (Notebooks, Tablets, Desktops)

Acer Drivers and Manuals webpage

Any Windows 10 drivers by Acer, for your Acer computer, are available via the Acer Drivers & Manuals page.

Just search for your Acer PC model and then select Windows 10 from the Operating System drop-down box.

If your Acer computer model does not have any Windows 10 drivers available, especially if it is listed on the Acer Windows 10 Upgrade page, don't worry - it just means that the drivers Microsoft includes with Windows 10 probably work just fine.

Most Acer tablets, notebooks, and desktops that worked well with Windows 8 and Windows 7 will work just fine with Windows 10. If you do have issues, check Acer's Drivers & Manuals page regularly for new drivers.

AMD Radeon Driver (Video)

AMD driver download page

The latest AMD Radeon Windows 10 driver is v22.20.29.10 of the Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.11.2 Suite (released 2022-12-08). The same version works with Windows 11.

These drivers are also called the AMD Catalyst Drivers, and they include everything you need for your AMD/ATI video card to work in Windows 10.

Most AMD/ATI Radeon HD GPUs are supported in Windows 10 with these drivers, including those in the R9, R7, and R5 series, plus others. This includes both desktop and mobile GPUs.

ASUS Drivers (Desktops, Laptops, and Motherboards)

Asus support page

Windows 10 drivers for ASUS desktops, laptops, and motherboards can be downloaded via ASUS Support.

Choose your product series and model, select Driver & Utility, and then filter the download links by your operating system—Windows 10 in this case.

ASUS did a fantastic job of making it easy to find out how compatible your motherboard is with Windows 10 with their Ready for Windows 10 page.

BIOSTAR Drivers (Motherboards & Graphics)

Biostar support download page

BIOSTAR doesn't keep a list of Windows 10 compatible motherboards or graphics cards, but you can find any driver they do provide via BIOSTAR Support. On that page, you can search for your model number or filter by your motherboard's features.

Expect most motherboards that work fine in Windows 8 to work equally fine in Windows 10, especially if you're using Microsoft's default drivers.

Canon (Printers & Scanners)

Canon Support page

Canon provides Windows 10 drivers for a number of their printers, scanners, and multi-function devices via Canon Support.

Locate your product using the wizard on the screen, select Software & Drivers on the product's page, and then filter by Operating System for Windows 10.

If you're just curious about Windows 10 compatibility for your Canon printer or another device, they put together a really easy-to-use Canon Windows Compatibility tool.

If you didn't see your Canon device on the other list, check out the Canon Windows 10 Upgrade page, which lists every model that isn't supported on Windows 10.

Don't worry if your device is on that list—Microsoft probably supports your printer or scanner naively (i.e., with their own basic drivers). That or the Windows 8 driver already available from Canon will also work for Windows 10.

Creative Sound Blaster Drivers (Audio)

Creative software download page

Select Sound Blasters on the company's support page. Scroll down until you find your sound card name or model number. Choose the product, and you'll see download links to the most recent Creative Sound Blaster drivers for Windows 10.

If you can't find your Creative hardware anywhere on this page, please know that Microsoft's default Windows 10 audio drivers will probably work, but there's no guarantee.

Other Creative-made devices are listed on the main page, too, with their respective Windows 10 compatibility details including speakers, headphones, and amplifiers.

Dell Drivers (Desktops, Laptops, Tablets & Printers)

Dell drivers and downloads page

Dell provides Windows 10 drivers for their desktop and laptop computers via their Drivers & Downloads page. Enter your Dell PC Service Tag or Express Service Code, browse for your device manually, or choose to Download & Install SupportAssist for the automated process.

Once you've found the Dell device you want Windows 10 drivers for, select it and then choose Windows 10 from the Operating System menu.

Most newer Alienware, Inspiron, XPS, Vostro, Latitude, Optiplex, and Precision branded Dell computers work great in Windows 10.

Many Dell printer drivers for Windows 10 are also available from the same download page. Dell also keeps an updated Windows 10 and Windows 11 Compatibility with Dell Printers page that should be very helpful if you already know your Dell printer model number.

Printers are listed as either having web package availability (you can download Dell-made drivers via Drivers & Downloads), CD availability (drivers for this printer were included on the installation disc that came with the printer), or Windows Update availability (Microsoft included the best drivers for this printer in Windows 10, or they'll be downloaded via Windows Update when you connect the printer).

Most Dell color and black-and-white, laser and inkjet printers are supported in Windows 10 via one of those methods.

Gateway Drivers (Notebooks & Desktops)

Gateway drivers and downloads page

Windows 10 drivers for Gateway PCs can be had via Gateway's Drivers & Downloads page on their website.

A complete list of computers that Gateway will support on Windows 10 can be found on their Windows 10 Creator Update ​page.

Some NE series Gateway notebooks are listed, as are some DX and SX series desktop computers.

HP Drivers (Laptops, Tablets, Desktops & Printers)

HP software and driver downloads page

HP provides Windows 10 drivers for many of their tablet, laptop, and desktop computers via their HP Software & Driver Downloads page. You can also find printer drivers here.

There isn't an easy-to-reference list of HP computers that work well with Windows 10, like with some other computer makers, but HP does provide some help.

Head to HP's Identify Your Product page and enter your computer's product number in the field provided, and then select Submit.

Don't know where your HP product number is? Check the sticker on the back of your desktop or under your tablet or laptop. If your sticker is worn out, execute CTRL+ALT+S on HP desktop PCs, or FN+ESC on HP notebooks and it'll pop up on the screen.

Intel Chipset "Drivers" (Intel Motherboards)

Intel Chipset Device Software web page

The latest Intel Chipset Windows driver for Windows 10 is version 10.1.18793 (Released 2021-06-30).

Intel Chipset drivers aren't "drivers" in the typical sense—they're just a collection of informational updates for the operating system (Windows 10 in this case) that help it properly identify motherboard-integrated hardware that it's probably already working with just fine.

Motherboards by any manufacturer with Atom, Celeron, Pentium, 9 Series, Core M, and 2/3/4 Generation Intel Core chipsets are all supported.

Visit Intel's download center for more information.

Intel Drivers (Motherboards, Graphics, Network, Etc.)

Intel Drivers and Software page

Windows 10 drivers for Intel-manufactured hardware, like graphics chipsets, network hardware, etc., can all be found via the Intel Download Center.

From the Download Center, search for the Intel hardware by name, or use the Select Your Product tool. On the search results page, filter by download type if that helps, and then filter by the Operating System.

Intel also has an automated tool, Intel Driver & Support Assistant, that helps you get drivers for your Intel hardware.

Lenovo (Desktops and Laptops)

Lenovo Technical Support page

Windows 10 drivers for your Lenovo computer can all be found via Lenovo Support.

Computers that have been tested in Windows 10 can be found on the Lenovo Windows 10 Upgrade - Supported Systems List page on their site.

Lenovo-tested Windows 10 supported models are from IdeaCentre, ThinkCentre, IdeaPad, ThinkPad, ThinkStation, and Lenovo Series desktop/laptop/tablet series.

A number of Lenovo-brand computers are also listed as not compatible, meaning that upgrading or installing Windows 10 on the computer may result in some major issues.

Lexmark Drivers (Printers)

Lexmark support page

Lexmark Windows 10 drivers can all be found through their Drivers & Downloads search tool.

Once on the support page for your printer, filter the OS Version if necessary, and the Type if you want to hide other results.

Microsoft Drivers (Keyboards, Mice, Etc.)

Microsoft device software downloads

Yes, Microsoft made Windows 10, but they also develop, manufacture, and support hardware.

See the PC Accessories Help & Learning page on their site for links to the individual product pages for their devices, where you'll find updated Windows 10 drivers.

While this is probably no surprise, Windows 10 is likely to already include these drivers ready-to-go in their operating system, but if not, you'll find them here.

Microtek Drivers (Scanners)

Microtek global download service page

Microtek had spotty support for Windows 8, and it appears to have even less for Windows 10.

Use their Download page to search for the scanner via its serial number or model number, and be sure to filter by the correct OS to see only the relevant drivers.

NVIDIA GeForce Driver (Video)

GeForce game ready driver page

The latest Windows 10 driver for NVIDIA GeForce is version 528.24 (Released 2023-01-24). The same version works with Windows 11.

This particular NVIDIA driver is compatible with the TITAN series and the GeForce 10, 900, 700, RTX 40, RTX 30, and RTX 20 series desktop GPUs, as well as GeForce MX100, MX200, MX300, MX400, MX500, GTX 16, 10, 900M, 800M, RTX 30, and RTX 20 series notebook GPUs.

NVIDIA releases drivers for their video chips irregularly, but frequently, so keep an eye out for updates that improve compatibility with Windows 10 and increase game performance.

Usually, these direct-from-NVIDIA drivers are best for your NVIDIA-based video card, no matter what company actually manufactured the card but that's not always the case. If you have trouble with these drivers in Windows 10, check with your video card maker for a better download.

Realtek High Definition Driver (Audio)

Realtek audio codecs software page

The latest Realtek High Definition Windows 10 driver is R2.82 (Released 2017-07-26).

Realtek driver updates rarely if ever improve on anything. Much like Intel chipset drivers, these drivers often only update reporting information.

Check with your motherboard maker if you have trouble with these drivers in Windows 10. They may have a custom-compiled driver that is a better fit for your system.

Samsung (Notebooks, Tablets, Desktops)

Samsung Downloads page

Drivers are available for a number of Samsung PCs, which you can download via the Samsung Manuals & Software page on those individual model's support pages.

Most Samsung computers that worked well with Windows 8 and Windows 7 will work great with Windows 10.

If you'd like to quickly see if your specific Samsung PC can upgrade to Windows 10, use the drop-down menus on the Samsung Windows 10 Update Information page to find your specific product.

Sony Drivers (Desktops & Notebooks)

Sony support page

Sony provides Windows 10 drivers for a number of their computer models, available from the Drivers and Software Updates page on Sony's website.

More information about Windows 10 compatibility with specific Sony PCs can be found on the Sony Windows 10 Upgrade Information page.

Choose the basic information about what version of Windows came preinstalled on your Sony PC and then read more about what issues, if any, you might expect to encounter during or after your Windows 10 upgrade or installation.

Be sure to check for updated Windows 10 drivers for your individual Sony PC model to see if any of these issues can be corrected.

Toshiba Drivers (Laptops, Tablets, Desktops)

Dynabook drivers and software download page

Toshiba (now called Dynabook) provides Windows 10 drivers for their computer systems via its Drivers & Software page.

Enter your computer model number to see downloads specific to your computer. Once there, filter by Windows 10 from the list in the left margin.

Toshiba has also published an easy-to-reference Toshiba Models Supported for Upgrade to Windows 10 list, but it was last updated in April 2016.

Dynabook has an FAQ about Windows 10 eligibility.

You'll find a number of models that support Windows 10 from the KIRA, Kirabook, PORTEGE, Qosmio, Satellite, TECRA, and TOSHIBA families.

Recently Released Windows 10 Drivers

  • 2023-01-24: NVIDIA GeForce v528.24 Released
  • 2022-12-08: AMD/ATI Radeon Software Adrenalin v22.20.29.10 Released
  • 2021-06-30: Intel Chipset v10.1.18793 Released
  • 2017-07-26: Realtek HD Audio R2.82 Released

Can't Find a Windows 10 Driver?

Try using a Windows 8 driver instead. This doesn't always work, but often will, considering how similar the operating systems are.

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