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Display driver, how to update?

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Windows 7 Pro, but the driver is Nvidia, I think. How do I update it?
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Question by:wfcrr
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by:Chris Millard
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Either using Windows update or directly from the manufacturers or Nvidia's website.
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achaldave earned 336 total points
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Download latest driver package from  NVidia site and run the installer.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
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by:mcsween
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Start, Run, devmgmt.msc (if no run command press Win+R)

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Expand Display Adapters and write down the model #

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go to http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

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Select the model you wrote down in step 2

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Download driver

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Double click downloaded file and follow prompts.
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by:pony10us
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Use Device Manager

1. Start
2. Type "Device Manager" (without quotes) and press enter
3. Expand the Display Adapters
4. Right click the adapter (NVIDIA if that is what it is)
5. Select Update Driver Software
6. Select Search Automatically.....

Follow the prompts from there.
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by:Chris Millard
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My ONLY concern regarding the above comments is that I have twice on my Windows 7 PCs downloaded drivers for my laptop directly from NVidia, and I had to then rollback the driver, so I would in the first instance try Windows Update, secondly the website of the PC/Laptop manufacturer and NVidia as a last resort.
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by:willcomp
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For laptop/notebook PCs, do not use the drivers from nVidia. Use those on the PC manufacturer's web site or from Windows update. For desktop PCs you can use either of those plus the nVidia driver downloads.
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by:nobus
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just try the slimdrivers : https://www.slimwareutilities.com/slimdrivers.php
fast AND free
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