How to update the graphics card driver: automatic, manual

How to update the graphics card driver: automatic, manual

A graphics card is required when using heavy graphics such as playing video games. Depending on the graphics features you want to use, you may need to update your graphics driver to make sure everything will work properly. Here is how to do that on Windows.

How to automatically update your graphics card drivers?

To automatically update your graphics card drivers you can download the updates on manufacturers’ official websites, NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD/ATI. They will detect your graphics card type and update the drivers respectively.

How to manually update graphics card drivers?

  • Open the Run menu by pressing Windows+R.
  • Type devmgmt.msc in the search field and press Enter.
  • Once the Device Manager is opened, locate and open the Display adapters section.
  • Locate and right-click on your graphics card, then select Update driver.
  • Follow the instructions and your graphics card drivers will be automatically updated.
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