How to Download Video Drivers on Windows?
The video driver, also known as the graphics driver or display card driver, is the software that interfaces your operating system with your graphics card. Therefore, keeping your video driver up-to-date is critical for your system to run video games smoothly and with fewer bugs.
To download and install the latest video driver for Windows, there are four ways you can try:
If an outdated graphics driver causes you issues with your computer, we recommend restarting your computer first and then following the steps below:
In Device Manager, you can manually update, reinstall or roll back any of your drivers. Here’s how to update the video driver (please note that the following screenshots are taken on Windows 11, but the instructions work on Windows 10 as well):
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X together to open Device Manager.
- Double-click to expand the category Display adapters, then right-click your graphic card driver and click Update driver (the name of the device can be different on your computer).
- Then click Search automatically for updated driver software.
- Wait for Windows to find the latest driver available for you.
- When the driver update is done, restart your computer for the change to take effect.
- Then check and see if the problem is fixed.
If Windows says that it’s already found the latest driver for you, so no newer drivers are found, then you should consider updating your video driver in a different way with the help of Driver Techie.
Its ever-growing driver database allows you to always have access to the latest device drivers that you need. More importantly, Driver Techie simplifies the driver update process, so all it takes is just 3 clicks (for Pro users), and all your drivers are updated.
To use Driver Techie to find you the latest drivers:
- Download and install Driver Techie, then launch it.
- Click Scan Now.
- After the scan, select all the drivers you need to update and click Update All. Then all your drivers will be updated automatically without you having to do anything else.
Please note that Update All is available for Pro subscribers only, otherwise, you can only manually update the driver one at a time. To see how to manually update the drivers one by one, please check this post.
If you’re a Pro user of Driver Techie, and need our technical support, please feel free to contact <email@example.com>.
Another way to download and install your video driver in Windows is through Windows Update. Driver updates are usually automatically downloaded and installed through Windows Update. However, if you’d like to check if a new one is available, proceed with the steps below:
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and I together to open Windows Settings.
- Choose the Windows Update option from the left sidebar, and you will see a Check for updates button on the right. (Please note that this is for Windows 11 users. On Windows 10, you’ll have to click Updates & Security first.)
- Once a new video driver is available, download and install it.
- Restart your computer for changes to take effect.
Either way, you can go to the manufacturer’s website to download the video driver, such as Nvidia, Intel, or AMD. And if you’re using a prebuilt desktop or a laptop, it’s recommended you go to the PC manufacturer’s website, such as Lenovo, HP, or Dell, as they will customize the driver.
Before you download the video card driver from the manufacturer’s website, you’ll need to get the PC model name and the Specific Operating System (such as Windows 11, Windows 10 32-bit, or Windows 10 64-bit ). Then, download the drivers from the SUPPORT page of the website.
Here’s how to check the System Information on Windows 10:
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R key at the same time to invoke the Run prompt.
- Type msinfo32 and click OK, and then you’ll open the System Information page.
So these are the four safest ways to download and install video drivers for Windows. If you have any other ideas to share, please feel free to comment down below.
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