Absolutely driver updating software
But updating drivers just for the sake of "keeping current" is not worth the effort. However, if you look in Device Manager it is flagged as having a problem.
Sometimes you'll need to update a device driver if you move to a newer operating system.
If the right driver for a device is not in Windows' library, you will be prompted to supply it (typically, on a CD included with your hardware device). Then if anything goes wrong, you can undo the update.
It's also a good idea to make a backup of all your device drivers, in case you have a hard drive failure which requires re-installing Windows from scratch. They may fix minor but irritating glitches in previous versions.
Lately, quite a few readers have been asking me if they need to update their drivers.
Do popups keep appearing on your screen, with warnings like 'Your drivers are out of date'?