Windows® Vista® video drivers
Significance of video drivers in a computer with Windows Vista and tips for their installation
There are a number of video drivers which are compatible with the Microsoft Windows Vista system. These include DirectX drivers and the NVIDIA drivers. These drivers have some roles in your system. These drivers are needed to increase the video performance of the system by improving the visual effect particularly for applications like games. The 'Alt'-'Tab' compatibility for several PC games is improved with the video driver. A highly efficient video driver is needed to enjoy the visual impact of Windows Vista. You will need to follow some simple steps to download the driver for your system. You need to go directly to the driver manufacturer's website and click on the link for your video card and follow instructions to download the driver. Then you need to save the file on your computer's desktop.
The following are some tips to download video drivers in Microsoft Windows Vista system:
- Download from authorized websites
- Download the correct driver
- Configure the system
Download from authorized websites
When you attempt to download the video driver in your Microsoft Windows Vista system, you need to search drivers from authorized websites only. It is always good to visit the manufacturer's website for this purpose. You are advised to visit authorized websites as other websites could contain malicious programs or could download wrong or defective drivers for your system.
Download the correct driver
You always need to make sure that you download the correct driver in your system. For this, you need to right-click on the 'My Computer' window of the system at first. A pop-up window would appear in which you need to select the 'Properties' option. Then you need to click on the 'Device Manager' tab and click on the plus sign to the left of 'Display adapters' and you will get the name of the driver displayed in the system monitor.
The video drivers need the system to be configured with minimum requirements of the driver. These requirements include processor, memory and hard disk drive in general. Chipset and the display card should also be compatible with the driver. If the system does not meet these requirements, the new driver might not work. The new drivers require either 32 or 64 bit versions of the Windows Vista OS.