USB Type-C Drivers Download and Update for Windows OS

Jun. 24, 2022 / Updated by Helia to Windows Driver Solutions

USB Type-C driver, aka USB Type-C connector drivers, start to be in more and more demand as USB Type-C (or USB-C), the new USB standard introduced by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), becomes widely adopted to various devices or peripherals, such as smartphone, printer, camera, mouse, keyboard, etc.


What are USB Type-C and USB Type-C Driver

1. USB Type-C

USB Type-C is a new reversible connector for USB devices, defined in the USB 3.1 specification, and also known as USB C or Type-C connector. USB Type-C has been available since 2015 and will be widely used in common devices for its 10Gbps top speed and 100W high power output.

USB Type-C supports USB 3.1, and both of them are backwardly compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. What’s more, USB Type-C is also adapted to the new Thunderbolt standard.

Read More: Thunderbolt Drivers Download and Update for Windows


2. USB Type-C driver

USB Type-C drivers is a kind of program providing software interface to USB C device, which enables Windows Operating System and other programs to access the USB C hardware functions. Correct USB Type-C driver, or USB C driver, enables good communication between Windows OS and the Type-C USB device.

When Do You Need to Download USB Type-C Driver

1. Download and Install USB Type-C Driver When Windows Remind You the Missing Driver

When a new Type-C USB device is connected to a computer via USB Type-C connector, Windows OS will try to recognize the device.

If you receive notification from the right corner of the desktop, such as “USB Device not recognized The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it”, it means there may be something wrong with the USB Type-C driver and you need to download and install proper USB Type-C driver on your PC.

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2. Download and Install USB Type-C Driver When the Driver Is Outdated or Broken

Outdated or Broken USB Type-C driver can really stop you from the connection, and if you operate wrongly, serious PC issues like driver crashes will occur. But it is not that easy for those who are not so technical to find if the USB Type-C driver is outdated or broken.

How to Download and Install USB Type-C Driver

You could go to the Device Manager or Windows Update to update USB Type-C driver manually or choose a more convenient method, namely download the USB Type-C driver with some professional tools. Here we take Driver Talent, one of the widely used and one-click driver download utilities, as an example to introduce to you how to download and install USB Type-C driver.

Note: If you don’t have the smart tool, installed on your PC, you could click the button below and download it directly.

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Step 1: Detect Problematic USB Type-C Driver

Click “Scan” and Driver Talent will detect if there is missing, outdated or corrupted USB Type-C driver on your PC.


Step 2: Download Proper USB Type-C Driver

Click “Update” to download and install USB Type-C driver, or click “Repair” to fix USB C driver issues.


Step 3: Restart the PC

You need to restart your computer to make the newly installed USB Type-C driver take effect.

In addition, you could also use Driver Talent to back up the USB Type-C driver you’ve downloaded, or create a system restore point for USB Type-C driver in case any system issues occur after the USB Type-C driver installation.

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