Graphics driver play a vital role in the appropriate working of our PCs or laptops, not only an improper driver will affect the gaming and video quality, it will also affect overall processing of yours. The graphics driver can cause problems due to the older versions being used instead of the latest one, compatible with your system’s operating system.
Mostly these days, when you make an upgrade to Windows 10, you may face such problems, where your PC or laptop start running at slower pace and you may face hindrance while watching videos or playing games. Whenever your system starts hanging or having certain issues as I mentioned above, the first thing you need to check is whether your graphics driver is upgraded or not.
How to Update Graphics Driver Windows 10
In this article, you will get to know how to update graphics driver Windows 10 and that too very easily, without many efforts. There are many ways you can use to update your system’s graphics card driver. You need not be a technical expert or a computer geek to update your graphics driver, you just need to read all the steps properly and follow each and every step mentioned in the methods given below.
There are three ways in which you can update your graphics driver:
- Method 1: Update driver automatically using certain updating tools.
- Method 2: Update your Graphics Driver manually.
- Method 3: Use Windows Update in Windows 10 for new drivers.
Graphics card update Windows 10 is an easy process, so you can choose any of the tree methods, whichever works for you. Below, each and every method is described in detail.
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Method 1: Update driver automatically using certain updating tools:
There are certain tools which you can use which are really helpful and will detect all the drivers that need updates in your system. This way they will found out the problematic graphic driver and help to update them too.
So here I will be explaining this process, where you will learn how to update graphics card windows 10 using an updating tool known as Driver Easy.
Driver easy will get your graphics card updated in just a few steps, but you need to know that if you are using the free trial version of Driver Easy then you will only be able to detect the faulty drivers, but you have to update them manually and if you are using the PRO version of Driver Easy then you will not only get the list of faulty drivers but you will also get them updated automatically by Driver Easy.
How to update graphics driver Windows 10 – Step by Step procedure:
Make sure Driver Easy is downloaded in your system and is working.
Step 1: Open Driver Easy software and then click on Scan Now button on the box that appears. This will get Driver Easy to scan all the Faulty drivers in your system within few seconds.
Step 2: You will see a list of drivers that need to be updated, have a look at the list properly, and see if your Graphics driver is there on the list. If yes, then click on the update button on the right side of your graphics driver.
You can even update all the drivers by clicking on the Update All button, present in the bottom right corner of the box.
As mentioned earlier, after clicking the update button you will need to update your graphics driver manually, if you are using free trial version.
Method 2: How to update graphics driver Windows 10 Manually
Now updating the graphics card driver manually, is again not that difficult but just includes a few more steps as compared to the previous method.
Step 1: Open Device Driver in your System, in the control panel.
Step 2: Search Display Adapters in the list that appears and then expand this category.
Step 3: Right click on the graphics driver you have. (here we have Intel graphics card)
Step 4: Select Properties from the drop down list that appears after you right-click on the driver.
Step 5: In the properties window that appears on your screen, click on Driver tab in the upper bar and choose Update Driver tab, available on the screen below.
Step 6: In the next window that appears on your screen, choose “Search automatically for updated driver software” option.
In the last step you can select, the second option, that is, “browse my computer for driver software”, if you have already downloaded the driver from the official site of that particular graphics driver you have. Then you just have to navigate its location and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
Make sure you follow the entire step correctly and in an ordered way.
Method 3: How to update graphics driver Windows 10 – Windows Update in Windows 10 for new graphics drivers.
Just follow the steps mentioned below, to know how to update video drivers Windows 10:
Step 1: Open settings in your system, from the start menu.
Step 2: In the setting windows, click on the Update and security option, from the list of various other options.
Step 3: In the window that appears next, click on the Windows Update option in the left pane.
Step 4: Click on Check for updates button that appears on the right side of the window.
Step 5: If there is a need for an update in your system, then only a link that informs you about optional updates will appear. Click on that link.
Step 6: in the window that appears next, you need to select your graphics driver, from the list and click OK. Then click on Install Updates tab.
Your graphics card driver will be updated this way.
Now as I stated earlier, all the three methods are equally efficient for updating your graphics driver. You can use any of them. Even if you want to know, how to update graphics card Windows 8 you can use the above ways.
At the end, I would like to mention that it is necessary to keep your graphics driver up to date for the proper working of your system. If any of your software has Displaying issues or hanging issues, then you need to make sure your graphics driver is updated.