Update Your Graphics Card Drivers in Windows 8
Edited by Derekkandler, Robbi, Lynn, Eng and 1 other
Your graphics card, also called a video card, is the component of your computer that accelerates the rendering of 2D images and 3D graphics. If you are having issues playing a video game or watching a movie on your computer, the first step in the troubleshooting process is updating the drivers for your graphics card. Use the Device Manager to locate and update your graphics card.
- 1From your computer's main screen, move your mouse to the bottom right corner. After hovering the mouse pointer there for a few moments, a menu pops into view from the right side. Navigate to the "Search" icon, located at the very top of this menu. Click on the icon to open the Search app.Open the Search app.Advertisement
- 2Enter "Device Manager" into the search field. There are three filters beneath the search field: Apps, Settings and Files. Click on the "Settings" option, and then click on Device Manager.Search for Device Manager.Advertisement
- 4Right-click on your graphics card to pull up a menu of options. From this menu, select "Update Driver Software". This causes a new dialog window to open.Update the driver software.
- If you recently changed your graphics card, it may not show up under Display Adapters in the Device Manager window. To correct this issue, right-click "Display Adapters", and then select "Scan for Hardware Changes."
If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.
Categories : Windows
Recent edits by: Eng, Lynn, Robbi