Did you know that one of the most common reasons for hardware failure is neglecting to update drivers and BIOS? If you don’t update your drivers, not only are you risking hardware failure, but you’re also missing out on any extra features the manufacturer has included in the update. As a result, your outdated driver may even start to affect your PC’s overall performance.

Why updates are so important

Updates are a big part of maintaining proper functionality, but they also serve an important role in security. Did you know that it’s often easier to hack machines running outdated OSs? You might think that neglecting OS updates will save you time and money, but in reality, most outdated OSs contain known vulnerabilities that cybercriminals love to exploit, so if you choose to neglect this task, it may come at the cost of your network’s security.

Another important factor to consider is functionality. If your system often freezes or if you’re having connectivity issues, it might be time to start looking for a good patch management solution. These can indicate issues with functionality in your outdated OS and are often remedied by updating to the latest version.

BIOS and driver updates

Patching all the endpoints in an entire network can be a headache. But this headache pales in comparison to the one a successful cyberattack can give you. As the famous saying goes, “Prevention is better than a cure.” You can prevent your network from attacks that target known vulnerabilities simply by staying up to date on drivers and BIOS.

Unlike normal patches, downloading and updating drivers can be a bit tricky. If you’re going to download updates manually, you’ll have to regularly visit the manufacturer’s site, check for available updates, and download them if there are any. It doesn’t end there. The installation process often requires selecting a number of options or setting certain configurations, which can be tedious and time-consuming.

Wish there was an easier way? 

Apart from supporting patches for regular applications, Desktop Central now supports driver patches and BIOS updates for Windows machines. This driver patching tool looks for new driver and BIOS versions and installs them with the click of a button. Take a look at our Driver and BIOS Updates page to learn more.

Desktop Central is a powerful tool that helps you efficiently manage your systems by updating drivers and BIOS. We recommend using the Set it and Forget it feature, which automates the entire patch management process so you can work on other tasks.

Check our list of supported devices.

If you’d like to see Desktop Central in action, get started now with a free, 30-day trial.

Vidhya Lakshmi
Content Writer
  1. Wess Frederick

    What if our BIOS has a password. Will BIOS update fail? If so, what is the remediation for this?
    We are currently a Dell shop and will soon be moving to Lenovo.
    We can successfully deploy BIOS settings with Dell Command Configure through DC because the DCC lets us input the BIOS password.