How do I update my graphics driver in Windows?

Updating your graphics driver in Windows is an important part of keeping your computer running smoothly. Outdated and corrupted drivers can cause various issues with the display, graphics performance, system stability, and more. Therefore, it is important to ensure that your graphics driver is up-to-date.

To update your graphics driver in Windows, follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box. Type “devmgmt.msc” into the search bar and press Enter.

2. On the Device Manager window, expand the “Display Adapters” category.

3. Right-click on your graphics adapter and select “Update Driver” from the context menu.

4. You will be prompted to either search for updated driver software automatically, or browse your computer to select the update manually. If you are not sure which option to choose, it is usually best to let Windows search automatically.

5. If the driver is available, it will be downloaded and installed on your computer.

6. Once the driver has been installed, you may need to restart your computer in order for the changes to take effect.

7. Check the device manager again to make sure the driver was installed correctly and your graphics card is now up-to-date.

It is highly recommended that you update your graphics driver regularly in order to ensure optimal performance and stability. Windows typically automatically checks for updates and prompts you when one is available, however, you should also periodically check for driver updates by going through the steps outlined above.

Keep in mind that if you are using an integrated (onboard) graphics adapter or a laptop, the graphics driver may be included as part of the motherboard or laptop manufacturer’s driver suite. In this case, you will want to go to the manufacturer’s website to download the latest driver update.