By Delia / Last update March 8, 2022

Windows 11 is a new generation of Microsoft operating system that brings not only new interface, but also a lot of new features and improvements. With the update of operating system, the drivers in Windows 11 also need to be upgraded, otherwise some applications may not be able to run properly or smoothly. For example, the outdated network adapter driver can result in connection issues.

So, how to update drivers such as network adapter driver in Windows 11?

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Method 1. Using Windows Update service

To manually download such updates. To update the network driver in Windows 11 using Windows Update, perform the following steps.

1. Press Win + I to open Windows Settings.

2. Go to the “Windows Update” tab on the left.

3. Click “Advanced options”.

4. Click on the “Optional update” menu under Additional options.

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5. If a network adapter driver is listed here, then you can check the box of it and click “Download & install” button. It will automatically start downloading and installing the update.

Method 2. Update drivers in Device Manager

1. Type "Device Manager" in the search bar of the Start menu, and then open it from the search results.

2. In the Device Manager, expand the "Network adapters" menu.

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3. Right-click the network adapter and select "Update driver".

4. Select "Browse my computer for drivers" to add the new driver manually, or select "Search automatically for drivers".

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5. Continue to complete the update.

If you need to reinstall the driver, you can also choose to uninstall the driver, and then go directly to the computer's official website to download the new driver installation.