Tip: Updating drivers yourself is not difficult, but there are programs that will more or less do it for you.
See my List of Free Driver Updater Tools for reviews of the best ones out there.
Changes to your operating system or new software may cause conflicts with your video card or video card driver.
If the manufacturer of your video card has created a new driver, you may solve the problem by installing it.
For assistance with the installation of a graphics driver, contact the manufacturer of the computer or the manufacturer of the computer's video adapter.
To identify the manufacturer and model of the computer's video adapter or chipset, use the Direct X Diagnostic Tool included with Windows 8, Windows 7, and Vista.
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.
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