Windows 11 Drivers: Stick with OEM or Go for Third-Party?

We need drivers to make sure that the hardware functions properly. If you want to know about the right drivers for Windows 11, then take a look below. A lot of people are asking whether they should go for manufacturer or OEM drivers or not. Well, you will get answers to all these questions by reading below. 

OEM Drivers for Windows 11 Computer

As Windows 11 OS is new in the market, the users are not available with a lot of driver options due to several reasons. One reason can be that the companies didn't get enough time to come up with a stable driver.

The rest of the companies are maybe waiting for a more stable update of Windows 11. However, there are companies like Intel or Nvidia that have introduced Windows 11 compatible drivers for the users. 

As of now, Windows 11 drivers are not in demand as Microsoft's complete focus is on stabilizing the operating system instead of focusing on the development of drivers for the types of hardware. However, users depend on them a lot as drivers represent system stability. You should not forget that the drivers you get from Windows Update aren't all from Microsoft. 

The drivers manufactured are first sent to Microsoft for approval. If they get the approval, then that driver is added to the Windows update pack. 

Why to Stick with OEM Drivers?

Sticking with OEM drivers is the right choice as they are the most reliable ones out of all. The next best thing would be to get the manufacturer drivers. A lot of computer hardware work on a particular chipset that OEM buys from a third party.

The chipset manufacturer releases the basic drivers that can work with the hardware. Moreover, it is easy to update OEM drivers. Particularly when the OEM manufactures new hardware such as AMD. 

How to Update Drivers? 

How to Update Drivers

Below we have listed the ways that you can use to update the drivers. So, take a good look. 

  • The drivers can be installed from your PC using the inbuilt tool of Device Manager. 
  • If you want, you can look for every driver you need on the internet.
  • The download and installation of updates can be directly done by going to the OEM website.
  • You can acquire drivers from Windows update as well. 
  • Turn on automatic driver update through Windows Update. 

The best way to update drivers is given below.

Step 1: Go to the search bar and then select Device Manager. Now, select the first result from the results appearing before you. 

Step 2: Choose the hardware for which you wish to update the driver. Right-click on that hardware and then select the option of driver update. 

Step 3: Select the option of "Search automatically for drivers".

Is It Possible to Install Windows 10 Drivers on Windows 11?

Install Windows 10 Drivers on Windows 11

Yes, you can use Windows 10 drivers on Windows 11 as well. All the drivers that worked on the previous operating system should also work on the new one as well without any problem. However, there are a few which don't work on Windows 11. 

One definite way of ensuring whether the drivers work or not is to install the drivers and check if they function properly or not. These are the only choices we are presently available with when we talk about Windows 11. With the stabilization of the OS, more and more options will become available. 

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