Are you experiencing screen flickering, black or blank screen on your Windows 10 computer? An outdated or corrupted display driver can cause these issues. Updating Windows 10’s display driver should fix the issue.
In Windows 10, there are multiple ways out there to update device drivers. Following are the three easy ways to update the display driver in Windows 10.
IMPORTANT: After updating the display driver to the latest version, you can go back to the driver’s previous version if you want. Refer to our how to restore the previous version of the driver in Windows 10 guide for directions.
NOTE: If updating the graphics driver does not fix your problem, you can reinstall the display driver as the last resort.
Method 1 of 3
Update the display driver via Windows Update in Windows 10
Step 1: Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update page.
Step 2: Click on the Check for updates button. Wait till Windows completes checking for updates.
Step 3: Next, click on the View all optional updates link. If the View all optional updates link does not show up, there are likely no updates available for any drivers.
Step 4: Expand the Driver Updates tree. Select the display driver from the list and then click the Download and install button to download and install the display driver automatically.
Depending on your internet connection speed and PC’s configuration, it might take up to an hour. On most modern PCs, the update should be completed in a few minutes. Note that your PC’s screen might flicker for a few seconds during the display driver installation.
Method 2 of 3
Manually update the video/graphics driver in Windows 10
Downloading and running the latest version of the display driver installer will also update the driver to the newest version. You do not need to uninstall the current version.
Step 1: The first step is to know your PC’s graphics card model number. To do that, right-click on the Start button and then click the Device Manager option to open the same.
Step 2: In the Device Manager, expand the Display adapters tree to know your graphics card’s manufacturer and model number.
Step 3: Now that you know the graphics card’s make and model, download the newest version of the driver from the manufacture’s website. Alternatively, you can download it from your PC manufacture’s website.
Step 4: Run the downloaded installer file and follow the easy on-screen directions to install and update the driver to the latest version. You might be asked to restart your computer to complete the install/update.
Method 3 of 3
Update the video driver via Device Manager in Windows 10
Step 1: The first step is to open the Device Manager. To do so, perform a right-click on the Start button and then click the Device Manager option.
Step 2: In the Device Manager, expand the Display adapters tree to view the entry of onboard graphics or dedicated graphics card.
Step 3: Right-click on the graphics card entry and then click the Update driver option to open the driver update wizard.
Step 4: Here, click the Search automatically for drivers option to let Windows 10 search for driver updates for the selected graphics. If an update is found, you will get the “The best drivers for your device are already installed” message.
You may now close the wizard.
In addition to these methods, you can also use third-party tools out there to update device drivers. Please use the comments section to let us know your preferred method of updating drivers in Windows 10.