Update A Windows Display Driver

Video cards come in a wide variety of performance levels and price ranges.

A display adapter, or video card, is a device used to create graphics which are displayed on a computer monitor.

Updating video card drivers is a fairly common routine for Windows users. Video card manufacturers occasionally release new drivers for their cards, adding new functionality, improving performance or fixing bugs from previous releases. Most video card manufacturers release their latest drivers on their websites.

Instructions

Find and Install Video Card Drivers

1. Go to the driver download page of the website of your video card’s manufacturer. The two largest manufacturers are NVIDIA and AMD. Links to their driver download pages are included in the Resources.

2. Select your video card’s model and the version of Windows you are using.

3. Download the appropriate driver installation file.

4. Open the installation file.

5. Follow the dialog prompts to begin the driver installation. You may be asked to agree to a license agreement before the installation will begin. Wait for the installation to complete.

6. Restart your computer.


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