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Find out Version of Drivers in Windows 8.1 [Sound, Graphics, Video, Lan & Bluetooth Drivers]

Posted in Windows6 years ago

If you want to enhance the level of performance of your system, you need to keep the drivers of your PC upgraded. It will not only enable you to remove the stability issues, but also helps in running your system smoothly. That’s why the users are advised to keep their device drivers updated when they learn about the availability of the latest version of any driver.

When you are going to upgrade a driver of any device in your PC, you need to remember a few important things. You can get help from a software that will automatically check and upgrade your device driver. Then you just need to download and install its newer version manually. You cannot continue the process of updating your device driver until you check the current version of your device driver. The users cannot find the drivers’ version numbers in Programs and Features and the novice users are not well versed with any other way to check the driver’s current version.

Steps to Find Driver’s Version in Windows 8.1

Below you will find some easy steps that will help you in checking the device driver’s current version in Windows 8.1.

Step 1: You need to right click on the Start button where you will find the option “Run”. Click on it.

Run Option in Start ButtonStep 2: The dialogue box “Run” appears on your screen. You need to type the command Devmgmt.msc into the box and press Enter. This command will take you to the Device Manager.

Device Management commandStep 3: You need to expand your desired device’ category whose driver you want to upgrade.

Device DriversStep 4: Right click on your desired device and click on “Properties” from the menu that appears on your screen.

Device PropertiesStep 5: You will see a few tabs on the top of the screen where you need to select the second tab known as “Driver”. It will show you the current version of your device driver as it has been shown in the image below.

Driver's VersionNote: You cannot only check the version of your device drivers, but also can uninstall it by using the option Uninstall at the bottom of your screen. You can also see the details of driver and can disable it if you like.

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