The following steps will allow you to check the type of video adapter you have as well as the date of the driver

  • Minimize or close any open programs
  • Open your Device Manager (How do I find the Device Manager?)
  • Locate the Display Adapters and expand the list by clicking the arrow to the left of this item
  • Double-click the video card shown
  • Select the Driver tab
  • The adapter type and driver date will be shown here.

If the driver date is more than a year old it is likely there is an update available. NVIDIA and AMD drivers can be downloaded clicking on the appropriate link.