See my List of Free Driver Updater Tools for some of my other favorite programs. You should be able to download nearly any driver direct from the driver's source - the manufacturer - without incurring any cost whatsoever.
However, even if you can't, the other options from above are usually very beneficial for finding free drivers.
Need free drivers for your hardware but not sure where to look?
There are plenty of websites selling programs and services that download drivers for you but obviously drivers for free is a better deal.
See my How To Update Drivers in Windows guide for help.
That said, there are driver downloader-updater programs out there that can be useful, at very least to save you time.
Participating locations include Starbucks® stores* and select airports, restaurants, and other familiar places you already visit.
That means it will be even easier to stay connected when away from home or the office.
For example, if your sound no longer works, it's possible the sound card driver has been corrupted or removed, in which case you can reinstall the sound card driver.
However, if your sound card has been working fine, there isn't a requirement to update it even if it Note: Some people are wary about updating device drivers, maybe because they've had a bad experience in the past or because they're afraid it will make their device stop working.
About Windows 7 Drivers: This page discusses Windows 7 Drivers and how to properly identify and download them.
It also explains the importance of keeping your drivers up-to-date and some of the challenges with updating Windows 7 Drivers.
Each hardware device has it's own unique driver that instructs the device how to communicate with other hardware devices and the operating system. A driver instructs a CPU (processor), how to communicate with a hard-drive. Updating Windows 7 drivers improves the relationships between all of the components that work together to make a computer.