How to Update Intel Graphics Driver in Windows 7

Sophie Luo, in Graphic issues Tags: Intel



Graphics card, is also called video card and display card, is one of the most basic components for a computer. When the driver for your Intel graphics card is missing or out-of-date, notification like the above screen shot could happen.  

You might need to consider getting your graphics card driver updated. 

How to update Intel graphics card driver?

There are different methods for you to update your graphics card, here in this post, we will be focusing on mainly three approaches. 

 

Method One: Windows Update

1) Go to Device Manager

2) Expand the option Display adapters and locate the graphics device you have. I’m using Intel (R) HD Graphics 4400 as an example. 

Right click Intel (R) HD Graphics 4400 and choose Properties.



3) In Driver tab, choose the option Update Driver…



4) Then choose Search automatically for updated driver software.



5) Wait for a couple of seconds for the latest driver Windows update could find to install for you. 


6) Restart your computer when prompted. 

This method can be used to update some of the most basic device drivers in your computer, since there could be a big chance that Windows Update can’t find the latest driver for your device. But it worth a shot as the first step. 



Method Two: Update Manually 

Note: Before you use Device Manager to update your Intel graphics driver, it is required that you have downloaded the right driver from Intel website. You could check to see how to do it in this webpage.

1) Go to Device Manager.

2) Expand the category Display adapters. Right click and choose Update Driver Software…



3) Then choose Browse my computer for driver software. 



4)  Click the Browse button on the side and look for the file that you used to store the download file of the driver. 



Then click OK to save your choice.



Press the Next button here to move on with the procedure. 



5) Wait for a couple of seconds for the driver to be installed. 

6) Reboot your computer when prompted. 

To verify whether or not you have installed the driver correctly, you could check the driver version in Device Manager

1) Open Device Manager

2) Expand Display adapters option. Locate the Intel graphics device that you have, right click it and choose Properties



3) Go to Driver tab, verify the Driver Version and Driver Date is correct.


This count as the second easiest way to update a driver, but the flaw is, it could take you a lot of time searching for the correct driver for your graphics card, which could be very time consuming.  


Method Three: Use Driver Easy

Driver Easy is a software that helps you detect the missing drivers and download and update the out-dated drivers in your computer. It is ease to use and it is a powerful software that can help you find more drivers than most of other programs. 

With the help of Driver Easy, there are only three steps you need to take to update a driver.

Step 1. Scan



Step 2. Choose Update to update the graphics driver. 



Step 3. Install the driver. 

That’s all you need to do. 

As you could see for yourself, free version of Driver Easy can also be used to download and update drivers, but it should be pointed out that you are required to install the driver manually. Here is an article showing you how to do it. 

So, have a try now! Just download it from here and have a try yourself. 

If you find Driver Easy free version helpful enough, it is totally okay for you to stay using the free version. But if  you would like to enjoy more features, such as Driver Backup and Driver Restore, and most important of all, update all the drivers by just one click, it is suggested that you upgrade Driver Easy to the professional version. 

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  • rexdexmax

    Hey can you give me a link to update Intel Graphics Driver, My version of Graphics Driver is “Intel HD Graphics Driver” yup thats it no version, but this is the version 9.17.10.4229

    • Sophie Luo

      Hi, sorry that I could not yet provide you with the direct link that you asked for due to limited information. But you can use Driver Easy (free) to scan for the version of your Intel graphics card model. Then download the Intel graphics card by using Driver Easy.

      You can download Driver Easy from the following link:

      http://www.drivereasy.com/DriverEasy_Setup.exe

      Please reply if Driver Easy is unable to find you the correct driver so we can better help.