Updating video card drivers xp
We have previously advised you to not compulsively update your drivers – most hardware drivers that come with your computer or through Windows Update are fine.However, graphics drivers for your NVIDIA, AMD, or even Intel graphics hardware are a big exception.This document describes how to install an updated version of the graphics driver on a computer that runs Windows XP.The graphics driver is system software that controls a computer's graphics card (sometimes called a video card or GPU).It’s very important to choose the right drivers for your video card otherwise your computer may crash.By following these simple instruction you too can update your video card drivers.For assistance with the installation of a graphics driver, contact the manufacturer of the computer or the manufacturer of the computer's graphics card.Updating the graphics driver may resolve display issues in Adobe applications.
If you play PC games, you should keep your computer’s graphics drivers updated to get the best performance out of your hardware.
You might need to update drivers in Windows when a new piece of hardware you've installed doesn't work automatically or maybe after upgrading to a new version of Windows.
Updating drivers is also a great troubleshooting step when the device is having some kind of problem or is generating an error, like a Device Manager error code.
Time Required: It usually takes around 15 minutes to update a driver a Windows, even less time if the driver is self-installable or you get it via Windows Update (more on all of that below).
Follow the easy steps below to update drivers in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP: Optional Walkthrough: If you'd like to follow the process below, but with more details and screenshots for each step, use my Step by Step Guide to Updating Drivers in Windows instead.
On a computer that does not have an actual graphics card, the graphics driver controls the part of a computer's motherboard called a graphics chipset (sometimes called an onboard, built-in, or integrated graphics controller or chipset).