Monday, January 2, 2012

How to Find Device Driver Version Using DEVMGMT.MSC?

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Keeping latest version of device drivers is recommented for all devices for improved performance and better compatibility with the operating system. It is possible to download latest version of device drivers from the vendor website and upgrade exisitng driver software. Here in this post, let me explain you how to check and compare device driver version.

For instance, let us check the version of current Graphic Display driver software.
Go to Run and type 'DEVMGMT.MSC'
This will launch device manger as seen in the below picture.

Now, right click on Intel HD Graphics and open the properties.
Note down the driver release date and driver version as indicated in the below pucture.

Now, open the Intel website and search for latest version of Intel HD graphics Driver.
Compare the version of available driver with the one that you have already installed. If latest version is available, you can download and upgrade the driver software.

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