Reinstall Accidentally Removed Display Drivers

Display drivers allow your computer to run with higher resolution and color depth support. These drivers are also required to make use of 3D graphics for games and video editing programs. If you have accidentally removed or changed your display driver, Windows 7 lets you restore a previous version of a driver. If a newer or better driver is available, you will also be able to download and install it from Windows Update.

Instructions

Reinstall With Windows Update

1. Click “Start” and type “Update.”

2. Click “Windows Update.”

3. Click “Check for Updates.”

4. Look for display drivers under the “Hardware Devices” section of the update page. Select any hardware for which you would like to install drivers and click “OK.”

5. Click “Install Updates” and click “OK” to restart your computer when prompted.

Restore your Driver

6. Click “Start,” “Control Panel,” “System and Security,” “System,” “Device Manager.”

7. Click the “+” symbol next to “Display Adapters” and double-click your device.

8. Click the tab labeled “Driver.”

9. Click “Roll Back Driver.” Your previous driver will be reloaded.


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