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.
- 1Open the Search app.From 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.Advertisement
- 2Search for Device Manager.Enter "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.Advertisement
- 4Update the driver software.Right-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.
- 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 these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
Categories : Windows
Recent edits by: Eng, Lynn, Robbi