Installing Graphics Drivers in Windows® 7
Windows 7 is an Operating system released by Microsoft. This new OS comes with various new features and tools in your system. Graphics drivers are required for the proper working of graphics card in the system. Graphics driver is software that supports the communication between the graphics card and OS. Graphics cards are required for the functioning of games and other graphical programs in the system. Usually the card comes integrated in the system. Therefore the drivers will be available in the driver CD. The users could install the drivers either by using the CD or directly downloading it from the website. A few problems may occur while installing graphics drivers in the system; but these can be solved easily by following certain steps. Some of the problems are errors due to unauthentic driver application, errors occurring due to viruses, incompatible drivers, software conflicts etc. Installing incompatible drivers might lead to blue screen of death in the system.
Following are some tips to resolve the errors which occur while installing graphics drivers in the system:
- Uninstalling incompatible drivers
- Cleaning the registry
- Scanning the system
Uninstalling incompatible drivers
Installing incompatible or unauthentic drivers might cause many errors in the system. If you get error messages or if the system shows blue screen error, then the graphics driver that you have installed in the system might not be compatible. Such drivers must be uninstalled as it might cause further problems in your system. You could also make use of 'System Restore' which will restore the system back to earlier condition at which it performed very well.
Cleaning the registry
Sometimes while installing drivers, your system might get registry errors. This is mainly due installing and uninstalling many applications in the system. The user might have forgotten to uninstall the old driver before installing the new one. This will also cause registry errors. The only way to get rid of such errors is to run registry cleaning software in the system. This will scan and remove unwanted registry entries from the system.
While installing graphics drivers, there is a possibility of getting virus errors. The virus errors might interrupt the installation process badly. The virus and malware errors enter into the system through Internet, USBs etc. Therefore scan the system using an antivirus tool before installing the graphics drivers. After removing the unwanted files, turn off the antivirus software while installing the drivers.
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