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Configure Norton Driver Updater to check for alternative drivers

The Alternative drivers feature in Norton Driver Updater checks for alternate drivers for your hardware if the device manufacturer has not released new driver updates.

Every hardware component in your computer needs drivers to function properly. Device manufacturers make these drivers available for download. In addition to these official drivers, there are alternate drivers that help the devices work as intended.

If a specific hardware component is not working properly and the device manufacturer has no new driver version released, Norton Driver Updater helps you get compatible alternate driver packages for the specific hardware.

With the Alternative drivers setting turned on, Norton Driver Updater updates the outdated drivers with alternate driver packages when the original device manufacturers have not released a new driver version for more than 3 months since the release of the last version.

By default, Norton Driver Updater waits for 3 months before offering to update your hardware with an alternative driver. However, you can change this waiting time to suit your need.

If you prefer having only the device manufacturer's driver updates, you can keep the Alternative drivers setting turned off.

Configure Norton Driver Updater to check for alternative drivers

  1. Open Norton Driver Updater.

  2. In the Norton Driver Updater window, click Menu > Settings.

  3. On the left pane, under Driver Updater, click Alternative drivers.

  4. In the Alternative drivers settings window, turn on the Alternative drivers switch.

  5. From the drop-down list, select the waiting period:

    • 1 month

    • 2 months

    • 3 months

    • 6 months

    • 1 Year

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DOCID: v20230523135901858
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 09/06/2023