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INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to install or change a video driver in Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition.

MORE INFORMATION

To install or change a video driver, use the method for your version of Microsoft Windows.

Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Display.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. On the Adapter tab, click Change.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Use one of the following methods to locate the installation files for the new video driver.

    Method 1: Search for the new driver
    1. Click Search for a better driver than the one your device is using now. (Recommended), and then click Next.
    2. If the new driver is located on a floppy disk, insert the disk into the floppy disk drive, and then click to select the Floppy disk drives check box.

      If the new driver is located on a CD-ROM, insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then click to select the CD-ROM drive check box.

      To check the Microsoft Windows Update Web site for an updated version of the driver, click to select the Microsoft Windows Update check box.

      If you downloaded the video driver to a folder on your hard disk, or if the updated video driver is located in a share on your network, click to select the Specify a location check box, and then type the path to the updated driver in the text box.
    3. Click Next.
    4. To install the recommended video driver, click The updated driver (Recommended).

      To install a different video driver that is compatible with your video adapter, click Install one of the other drivers, click View List, click the video driver that you want to use in the list of video drivers, and then click OK.
    Method 2: Specify the location of the new driver
    1. Click Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want, and then click Next.
    2. In the Models box, click the model name of your video adapter.

      To install a different video driver, click Show all hardware, click the appropriate manufacturer in the Manufacturers box, and then click the appropriate model in the Models box.
  8. Click Next, and then click Next again.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. Click Close, and then click Close again.
  11. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

Windows 95

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Display.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. Click Change Display Type or Advanced Properties.
  5. Under Adapter Type or on the Adapter tab, click Change.
  6. In the Models box, click the model name of your video adapter.

    To install a different video driver, click Show all hardware, click the appropriate manufacturer in the Manufacturers box, and then click the appropriate model in the Models box.

    To install a manufacturer-supplied driver, click Have Disk, and then follow the instructions on the screen to install the driver from the disk.
  7. Click OK, click Close, and then click Close again.
  8. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

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Article ID: 131806 - Last Review: May 7, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
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