How to Update Display Driver in Windows 7

The display driver is the software Windows uses to connect to and control a computer's video card. Periodically, video card manufacturers release new drivers, fixing bugs and improving performance. For this reason, it's a good idea to check for updates occasionally.

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Your computer's video card is used to create the image displayed on your monitor.

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Click the "Start" button, type "Update" in the search box and select the "Windows Update" result.

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Click "Check for Updates."

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Select the "Important Updates are Available" or the "Optional Updates are Available" button if there is one and the "Select Updates to Install" menu is not displayed automatically.

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Look for an update for your video card driver in the available updates list. If you find one, check the check box next to it and click the "OK" button.

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Click the "Install Updates" button. You may be asked to enter your administrator password. To complete the installation, you may need to restart your computer.