Updating video drivers in vista
Let’s start by going to your Control Panel and then to Device Manager.From there, you’d going to want to click on the Display adapters header to expand the tree. However, in respect to that note about not trusting automated software earlier, we aren’t going to listen to Windows. So, now that we’ve figured out what kind of video card you have, let’s proceed on our quest. lang=en-us You’ll then see the following near the bottom. I’d recommend using Internet Explorer while running this automated check because it tends to handle Active X and browser plugins a little better than most browsers (surprisingly). Afterwards, you’ll either be presented with a screen telling you that you need updated drivers or that your drivers are up to date, or that the automated check failed.From here, it should be easy to see what your video card is. It may prompt you to install an Active X control or bring up a software installation prompt. If the automated check failed, I strongly recommend you go back and wade through Option 1, manually selecting your card to update.As you can see, I have the ATI Radeon HD 3200, ATI being owned by AMD. Right click on the name of your video card and click Update Driver Software…. The first option, displayed there, is what you want to click to automatically search online for driver updates. If you’re using an AMD/ATI GPU, you want to go here: there, you want to try to Automatically Detect and Install (to the right side). Feel safe to install and run any prompts that come up during the process because browser plugins are required to know what card you’re using.If there are AMD specific entries still listed, remove them using the above process.
For instructions on installing AMD Catalyst drivers for a Windows® based system, refer to KB article: GPU-507 TABLE OF CONTENTS: To verify that the AMD Catalyst Drivers and all related software has been removed from the system, return to the Program and Features list, and check that no AMD entries are found.
It’s not smart to trust updates from that-one-official-driver-site.com, you know?