Therefore, it’s highly recommended that you upgrade your Windows 8 to the 8.1 version if you haven’t already. Below is a list of some common scenarios you may be experiencing. Simply find the one which relates to you, and click on it. This will take you to the solution for that case. Some printers require you to install the software before adding the printer.
- You may face a situation that you have a very new Nvidia adapter that is poorly supported by the open source nouveau driver.
- Increasingly, companies are focusing on the health and wellness of drivers.
- The digital signature of a driver is an electronic security mark that represents the publisher of the software verified by a certification authority.
Today I thought well maybe its the NEW HDMI cable I’d just bought so I swapped HDMI cables with one from one of my TVs … Even with NVIDIA’s latest driver installed I could NOT get the HDMI port on the GTX 650 to display to my monitor. To double check I attached the HDMI cable to a 2nd much newer HDMI capable Monitor and still got NO SIGNAL with that. Select the driver, press Apply Changes and wait. It may require some time and internet connection for it to download and install it for you. Using the latest Ubuntu version will also improve your chances of having your latest video card supported.
How to update drivers on Windows 7 and Windows 8, 10 using an installer
On rare occasions, when you have to update a device manually, let’s consider 2 ways to update Windows 10 drivers. Of course, going online to find a driver won’t be possible, as you’ve got no connection to the web in the first place. Then a CD or a flash drive that comes with hardware suddenly becomes relevant again. But jokes aside, you’ll have to find another device to go online and find the latest version of a network driver.
Software is the programs that help the hardware do its job. Examples of software would be Windows, Google Chrome, and Media Player. Check the box for the update you wish to install on your device. Now click on ‘Check for updates’ and install any pending updates that show up. When your PC restarts, select Troubleshoot from the Choose An Option menu. If the item relates to an unwanted Windows Update, use the following steps.
Step 4: Install Nvidia proprietary driver
One problem might be that the driver detects Windows 8 on launch and crashes. It’s a perfectly good source driver, but it can’t handle seeing an operating system it doesn’t recognize. The solution is to make the driver think it’s running in Windows 7. Though some PCs require you to go though the manufacturer to update anything, often the hardware’s website will have Windows 8 drivers.
From the same menu, you can go to Startup type and enable the service automatically. The Device Manager lists out the devices in alphabetical order. Normally, you will find the Bluetooth option right at the top. Here’s how the Device Manager looks without Bluetooth option. Let’s go ahead and fix the Bluetooth issue on Windows 11. Locate the outdated Bluetooth driver from the scan results and select it.
Up to August 2016, Windows 10 usage was increasing, with it then plateauing, while eventually in 2018, it became more popular than Windows 7 . As of March 2020, the operating system is running on over a billion devices, reaching the goal set by Microsoft two years after the initial deadline. 10 delivers the most refined desktop experience ever from Microsoft, and yet it’s so much more than that. It’s also a decent tablet OS, and it’s ready for a world filled with hybrid devices. And, barring another baffling screwup, it looks like a significant step forward for mobile. Heck, it makes the Xbox One a more useful machine.”
The Windows 7 version of that does install on Windows 8.1 with no major problems yet, athough I am wary of using it at all since it it is not validated/tested on Windows 8.1. The driver is buggy on my system with some essential features dropped like Global FRTC. As you can see from my first post, AMD Audio driver from Windows 7 was not working by Windows 8.1, but I managed to modify INF file to be used by Windows 8.1.