(If you are using Windows 8, press the Windows key, type Device Manager at the Start screen, select the Settings category, and click the Device Manager shortcut.) Expand the Display adapters section to see the manufacturer and model of your computer’s graphics card.
If you see both Intel and NVIDIA hardware on a laptop, your laptop is using NVIDIA’s Optimus technology to intelligently switch between its better-for-battery-life Intel graphics and better-for-gaming-performance NVIDIA graphics.
You may have to get updated drivers from your laptop manufacturer, and they may not regularly release updates.
However, you can generally get updated graphics drivers from your graphics hardware manufacturer’s website: You will have to select the exact model of your computer’s graphics card, which is displayed in the Device Manager window.
If your graphics hardware is five years old, it’s very likely that optimized drivers for it are not longer being released.
How long your hardware is supported is up to its manufacturer.
In Device Manager window, expand categories and locate the device that you wish to update the driver for.
For instance, if you used Driver Easy to download “Realtek High Definition Audio” driver, find this device under “Sound, video and game controllers” category.
We have previously advised you to not compulsively update your drivers – most hardware drivers that come with your computer or through Windows Update are fine.
However, graphics drivers for your NVIDIA, AMD, or even Intel graphics hardware are a big exception.
Then right-click on the device name and select Update Driver Software…As you can see, it is not easy to update drivers manually even by following the detailed steps. It is recommended that you upgrade Driver Easy to Professional Version.