How to update the video card driver?

Anna Mikhailova
Anna Mikhailova
April 12, 2013
How to update the video card driver?

Thanks to the video card on the computer, we can see good image quality, it reproduces special effects and is responsible for the screen resolution. In order for its work to be stable, reliable and stable, the presence of the appropriate software or driver in the system is required. If a newer version fails or a newer version is required, it is necessary to update the video card driver so that it works correctly, so it is important to know how to update the video card driver correctly, especially since this can be done in several ways.

Recognize the model of the video card

In order to update the driver for a video card, you must first determine its model. As a rule, the necessary information can be found in its documentation. If you do not have it, then the operating system will help you. It is necessary to click on the “Start” button, select “Run”, enter the dxdiag command in the appeared window. With these steps, you run the DirectX utility,which will display the data on the PC. In the window that appears, go to the “Display” tab, where the model of the video card will be shown on the right.

Update driver

Now, knowing the model of your video card, you can go to the manufacturer’s website, download the driver from there and save it to your hard drive. Then, before updating the video card driver, you need to go to the Start menu, find and open the Control Panel section, then select the Add or Remove Programs subsection in the appeared window, where in the displayed list you need to find the name your driver and remove it. After that, it is recommended to restart the computer. Now after starting the system, you can install a new video driver.

Special program

You can update the video card driver with the help of a special program, which can be downloaded from manufacturers' websites. It will help to correctly remove the driver from the operating system. You need to download such a program, save it to your computer, run it and follow all instructions. Some people are trying to automatically update the video card driver, but this is not recommended because you will get a stripped-down driver from Microsoft and you will not be able to play games.

Update the driver through the "Device Manager"

The following method will require you to care. You should move the cursor on the “My Computer” icon and right-click; in the appeared menu you will need to select “Device Manager”. After that, 2 windows will appear, we are interested in the right window in which to find the line with the video adapter. You need to click on it with the mouse and select the item that offers to update the driver. As a result, a new wizard window will appear, to update the driver, follow its instructions. Follow all the instructions in this window. Now you know whether you need to update the video card drivers, and how to do it correctly, and you will not know the problems with the image and games.


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