In most cases, automatic updates and the latest drivers are available online.
Many performance problems can simply be tracked down to too much overhead and too few resources.
If your system isn’t regularly updated, it could be compromised and open to attack from hackers.
Since the introduction of Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft has greatly improved the way users can update their computer.
A driver update isn't always a fix-it task, either.
An updated driver might enable new features for the hardware, something I see on a regular basis with popular video cards and sound cards.