If you're not sure, see Am I Running a 32-bit or 64-bit Version of Windows? Important: Many drivers available today are packaged for automatic installation.This means that all you have to do is run the downloaded file, and the drivers will be updated automatically.The instructions given on the manufacturer's website should tell you if the drivers you're downloading are configured this way.If so, there's no reason to continue with these steps - just run the program and follow any instructions.
If the manufacturer of your video card has created a new driver, you may solve the problem by installing it. It's important to download a driver directly from its source so you're sure you're getting the most valid, tested, and recent driver possible See How To Find and Download Drivers From Manufacturer Websites if you need help.As you can see in the screenshot above, I've visited Intel's site to download the driver for my Intel-based network card.If you are having display issues on your computer, it is likely that your Video Card Driver needs to be updated.Video Card Driver's need to be updated three or four times a year.Updating drivers in Windows 7 should take less than 15 minutes for most kinds of hardware.In this tutorial, I'll be updating the driver for the network card on computer running Windows 7 Ultimate.Note: This walkthrough demonstrates the driver update process in Windows 7 Ultimate but all steps can be followed exactly in any edition of Windows 7, including Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Starter, etc.When you download a driver for a piece of hardware in your computer, you're actually downloading a compressed file that contains the one or more actual driver files, plus various other auxiliary files necessary to get the driver installed in Windows 7.In Windows 7, hardware management, including updating drivers, is accomplished from within Device Manager. This option will allow you to manually select the driver you want installed - the one you downloaded in the first step.By manually selecting the driver to install, you can be sure that the best driver, the one directly from the manufacturer that you just downloaded, is the driver that will be installed.