How to Install a Graphics Card Driver


When you install a new / a replacement graphics card in your laptop / computer, it's time to put in graphic card drivers in order that your system will absolutely utilize the capabilities of the card. Most often, your graphics card can keep company with either a disc or CD that may mechanically install the drivers, however often, you will got to transfer the drivers from the online and install them manually.

Things You'll Need
Graphics card installation disk or downloaded driver file

Install the new card in your system by inserting the graphics card in one of the PCI or different expansion slots in your desktop. If you have a laptop, follow the manufacturer's instructions for installing a new graphics card in the machine.

Step 1

Boot up your computer and then click on the "Start" menu.

Step 2

Click on "Control Panel" from the Start menu screen.

Step 3

Click on the "Add New Hardware" on the Control Panel window.

Step 4

Click on the radio button next to the "Yes, I have already connected the hardware" option on the screen. If Windows does not auto recognize the new card. If the operating system automatic finds the new hardware, pursue the onscreen instructions to install the drivers.

Step 5

Scroll to the bottom of the list that displays in the new window. Click on "Add a New Hardware Device." Click the "Next" button on the bottom of the screen.

Step 6

Click the radio button next to "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list" and then click the "Next" button on the bottom of the screen.

Step 7

Choose "Display adapters" from the list of hardware in the new window. Click the "Next" button.

Step 8

Click the "Have Disk" button on the new window.

Step 9

Browse to the location / path where the graphics card drivers are located. Click the "OK" button at the top of the screen. The drivers for your graphics card will start automatically install.

Step 10

Reboot your computer when prompted for the changes to your system to take effect.