What is USB Driver (Universal Serial Bus Driver)?
USB Driver is essential software to communicate USB (Universal Serial Bus) hardware device with Operating System installed in your computer. The USB devices can be connected to USB port of your computer are keyboards, monitors, cameras, flash drives, mice, speakers, MP3 players, Smartphones, printers and external hard drives.
You should make sure that USB Driver for connected USB device is properly installed in your computer. If driver for USB devices is installed properly, then your USB devices will work otherwise, you might face several issues in your computer related to USB device like USB keyboard not recognized or others issues.
Some manufacturers of USB devices offer driver package installation CD/DVD and offer you can install USB Driver by run the driver package from insulation discs. However, you can also get the latest driver for USB devices from manufacturer official website.
How to check the status of USB Drivers in Windows 10?
You can easily check the status of drivers for your USB devices using your computer’s Device Manager. To do so, you can press ‘Windows + X’ keys together from keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’ to open Device Manager, and look for your USB device in list of devices. Double-click your USB device driver to open its properties window and this will provide the information concerning the driver like whether it needs updating, removal or reinstallation.
Is USB Driver Necessary?
As mentioned, driver for your USB device is important to communicate your USB device (hardware) with Operating System of your computer. Without this driver, USB device can’t work comfortably on your computer and can trigger a lot of errors. So, you should make sure that driver for your USB device is up-to-date or not.
Updating USB Driver in Windows 10 fixes bugs related to USB device and enhances the overall performances. So if you are facing any problem with your USB device like USB keyboard, then you can try to fix it by updating USB device driver.
How to install or reinstall USB Driver in Windows 10 using CD/DVD?
Drivers for USB devices are provided by some manufacturers with driver package installation CD/DVD. So, you can install USB device driver from driver installation discs or reinstall the driver if you face problem with current installed driver.
Step 1: Insert ‘Driver Installation CD/DVD’ for your USB device into computer
Step 2: Open ‘File Explorer’ and run the installation CD/DVD to install driver for your USB device.
Step 3: Once done, restart your computer to see the changes.
How to update USB Driver in Windows 10?
USB Device Not Recognized or other similar issues occurs possibly due to outdated driver for USB device. So, you can fix this by updating driver.
Step 1: Open ‘Device Manager’ (Press ‘Windows + X’ keys together from keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’)
Step 2: Locate and expand ‘Universal Serial Bus Controllers’ category
Step 3: Right-click on problematic USB device or the driver showing ‘Unknown Device’ on it, and select ‘Update Driver’
Step 4: Select ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ and follow on-screen instructions to finish update process
Step 5: Once done, reboot your computer to see the changes.
How to download and reinstall USB Driver in Windows 10?
If you are unable to update or reinstall driver for your USB device using above methods, then you can try to get the latest driver from manufacturer official website.
Step 1: Open your browser and visit manufacturer official website of your USB device
Step 2: On the opened page, look for latest USB driver for your USB device according to device model and Operating System architecture, and download the driver
Step 3: Once downloaded, you can install the driver using ‘step 1 to step 5’ of above method.
How to run USB Troubleshooter in Windows 10?
USB Troubleshooter in Windows 10 can fix any problem related to USB device driver.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + I’ keys together from keyboard to open ‘Settings’ App
Step 2: In the opened ‘Settings’ App, go to ‘Update & Security > Troubleshoot’
Step 3: Select the type of troubleshooting you want to do, then select ‘Run The Troubleshooter’ option
Step 4: This will detect the problem with your USB device and fix it.
I am sure this post helped you on how to download, reinstall or update USB Driver in Windows 10 with easy steps. Note that problematic USB device driver can cause several issues in your device so you should keep up-to-date driver for USB devices. If this post really helped you, then you can share this post with others to help them. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.