Driver Update using Device Manager (XP System)

Driver Update using Device Manager (XP System)
  • First thing you need to do is to make sure you have an internet connection.
  • Go to the Start button located at the lower left hand side of you screen and click on the My Computer icon. You may also click the My Computer icon on the desktop screen directly.
  • You have to right click the My Computer icon and wait until it shows you some options you can click.
  • Left click Properties on the options windows.
  • The System Properties window will then show up showing you several tabs available; click on the Hardware tab.
  • Click on the Device Manager Button under the Hardware tab. Wait for the Device Manager window to pop up.
  • Look for the item that says Display Adapters. On the right side of it you will see a (+) plus button. Click on that to expand the list. You will notice that the name of your NVIDIA video card will be displayed below Display Adapters.
  • Right click on the name of your NVIDIA video card and then left click on Update Driver. Wait until the Hardware Update Wizard will show up.
  • Once the Hardware Wizard is up, make sure that the selection will be at the recommended default which is to automatically install the software. After make sure of the selection, click next. The wizard will then take its time to automatically search for any available video driver on the web.
  • If the wizard was able to successfully locate a video card driver update for you, then you have to click continue. The wizard will then automatically install the driver update on your computer system. Once the installation has been completed, just click Finish. On the other hand, if the wizard is not able to locate any driver update then it would mean that your computer has the latest driver installed on it. After which you’ll be asked to click Finish as well.

Driver Update using Device Manager (Vista System)

  • First thing you need to do is to make sure you have an internet connection.
  • Go to the Start button located at the lower left hand side of you screen and click on the My Computer icon. You may also click the My Computer icon on the desktop screen directly.
  • You have to right click the My Computer icon and wait until it shows you some options you can click.
  • Left click Properties on the options windows.
  • Click on the Device Manager Button which can be found on the right side panel of the screen labeled Tasks. Wait for the Device Manager window to pop up.
  • Look for the item that says Display Adapters. On the right side of it you will see a (+) plus button. Click on that to expand the list. You will notice that the name of your NVIDIA video card will be displayed below Display Adapters.
  • Right click on the name of your NVIDIA video card and then left click on Update Driver. Another window will pop up asking you “How do you want to search for your driver software?”
  • Click on the top option which is to ‘Search automatically for updated driver software.’ Wait until your computer will be able to find an updated version of the drivers you are looking for.
  • If the wizard was able to successfully locate a video card driver update for you, then you have to click continue. The wizard will then automatically install the driver update on your computer system. Once the installation has been completed, just click Finish. On the other hand, if the wizard is not able to locate any driver update then it would mean that your computer has the latest driver installed on it. After which you’ll be asked to click Finish as well.


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