How to Update a Video Driver for Windows XP

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Updating your video drivers is important to make sure your output is displayed properly.

If you are experiencing performance issues with your video card, you may need to update your video card drivers. The drivers tell the video card how to function and if they are out of date they could cause the video to display incorrectly. The drivers can be updated from the Windows Device Manager.

Things You'll Need

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    • 1

      Click "Start" to open the "Start Menu then click "Control Panel" on the right side of the "Start Menu."

    • 2

      Click "Performance and Maintenance" in the "Control Panel," followed by "System."

    • 3

      Click on the "Hardware" tab and then on "Device Manager."

    • 4

      Double-click "Sound, video and game controllers."

    • 5

      Right-click on your video card, and click "Update."

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