That is why you need to update the graphics driver to the latest version available. If the graphics driver is already updated to the latest version, it is better to reinstall the video driver once again to be completely sure that the video driver is not the cause behind the issue. Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs all updates. This includes security updates, feature updates, and driver updates provided through Windows Update.

Regardless of who makes the driver, software developers take advantage of and use them. Your text editor or word processor calls the print driver to work with the printer and the graphics driver to display text. Without those drivers, your program doesn’t know how to talk to the printer or monitor to accomplish essential functions like printing and changing the font size. Hardware drivers give software developers a leg up though; they don’t have to learn the ins and outs of hardware language to use the hardware.

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With the drivers from Nvidia it’s now a lot smoother. Open System Information and go to the software section. Click on Extensions and you can see all the hardware drivers as well as whether it is updated via Apple or via a third party. @grgarside Fair enough– I only have experience with trying to update ATI drivers in Windows 8 and 10, and their own drivers won’t install into Boot Camp.

The one is via “Windows Update” and another one is through “Device Manager”. Open Windows Settings by jointly hitting Win + I hotkeys. From the main interface of the application, choose Update & security tab. Under Device Manager, expand Sound, video, and game controllers or section where audio devices are listed.

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