It’s good to update your keyboard driver once in a while to keep up with the new features and fix issues with your keyboard. In this tech guide, we’ll go through everything that you need to know about keyboard drivers in Windows 10.
Reasons to update the keyboard driver
As I already mentioned, there’s no particular reason to update them; however, if you’re using a keyboard which more than just basic, like high-tech mechanical keyboards with features like RGB and so on, then you should update and even reinstall if you’re facing any issues with the keyboard.
- You need to update your keyboard driver in Windows 10 if the manufacturer published new features or bug fixes in the new version of keyboard drivers.
- The update might improve compatibility with your system or other devices. Generally, it doesn’t happen unless you’re using any Linux/GNU operating system, so you probably don’t need to care about this as almost all manufacturers build their keyboards and drivers per Windows 10 compatibility.
- The update might improve the performance of your keyboard.
Steps to update keyboard driver
Updating your keyboard driver in Windows 10 is relatively easy and can be done by following these steps:
- Open the Start menu and search for Device Manager.
- Expand the Keyboards category.
- Right-click on your keyboard device and select Update Driver Software.
- Choose the option to search automatically for updated driver software.
- Windows will now search for and install the latest keyboard driver for you. Once the driver has been updated, restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Suppose you’re using a high-end keyboard like Logitech, Razor, etc. Then you need to download your keyboard’s software from the manufacturer’s website based on your version and install it.
To do this, visit your keyboard’s product page on the manufacturer’s website. Then look for the product page’s downloads section, keyboard software/app or driver section. Download and install them on your Windows 10 computer as you normally install software on your pc.