How to Reinstall NVIDIA Drivers

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NVIDIA is a California based technology company that makes graphic and central processing units for the gaming and also for mobile and personal computing devices. It has also expanded its market to the auto sector and recently in artificial intelligence. With the increased competition and ever-improving technology, the company also keeps working on making new and improved products but with this, it also works on the software installed in the previous graphic chips, and updates are available regularly. Updating your drivers will make it possible to get out the maximum performance from your device. There are many ways to install and update the drivers, so to this, follow the methods mentioned below.

See also: How to rollback NVIDIA Drivers in Windows 10

Points to note before starting

It is important that before you install or update the drivers, you create a backup for the existing data. It will also be helpful if you determine the model of the graphic chip before-hand. Close all the adobe applications before proceeding. Delete all the older video card drivers and check if your new graphic chip is connected properly to the system and is getting recognized by it.

Installing the Display Driver

If your device comes with the NVIDIA graphic chip, then you have access to the display driver app. To install it, launch the app and follow the step by step instructions until the final step. Also, ensure to not reboot your system while you are at it. Click on the ‘No, I will restart my computer later’ when a prompt comes up. Then click on ‘Finish’.

Updating the driver manually

To manually update, launch the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to find the model number of your graphics chip. Press the ‘Windows’ and ‘R’ key together and type ‘dxdiag’, next click on the Display tab and look up the chip type. Now, go to the System tab and find out the version of your windows. To download the latest update, you would have to go to the GeForce website and click on the ‘GeForce cards’ under the ‘Drivers’ tab. The next step is to select your graphic card which you can do in three ways; automatic driver updates, manually searching the driver, or automatically detect your graphic chip. The first two methods are easy to use and require less time. After this download the new update and go running the installer. If the new updates cause a problem in your system, you can use the system restore settings which will create a restore point to return your system to the way it was before the update.

Updating using GeForce experience

For this, first, you will have to download and install this program from the GeForce’s website. Your system will be scanned to check if your hardware is supported and then you can open the installer to complete the process. When you start this application, it will check for any new updates. Click the button to download the update and choose the express installation option which will take care of the completion of the process. In this case, also you can use the system restore settings to rectify any problems caused due to the updating procedure.

Updating through the Ubuntu drivers

If you use Ubuntu, the drivers by NVIDIA can’t be directly installed. For this, you will have to update them using the additional drivers setting in the open-source Ubuntu drivers. Open the window and wait a few moments for the list to appear completely and ensure to choose the latest update from NVIDIA which will start downloading it. Select ‘Apply Changes’. After the installation is done, reboot the system to complete the process.

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