How to Install a Graphic Card's Driver Without Original Disk

Two Methods:Installing AutomaticallyInstalling Manually

The driver installation for a graphic card without a disk can be a pain. Usually people have an error which does not show their graphic card's brand/name in the device manager; this article will guide you, step by step, on how to install a graphic card's driver without its disk.

Method 1
Installing Automatically

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    Figure out what is the brand of your graphics card. It could be AMD or Nvidia or any other. After figuring out, note down your model name (if you find it) on a piece of paper with the brand. This will help you remember it.
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    Get a laptop/PC on with internet. Use Google to search your brand's name and find the website.
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    Search for your model. The website will provide drivers for their cards in their download sections.
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    Download the drivers. After the drivers have been downloaded, run the program and it should automatically install the drivers.

Method 2
Installing Manually

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    Install manually if the automatic installation doesn't work.
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    Download the driver software, as listed in the first method. This is the hard part: you must locate the folder of display drivers in the driver software you just downloaded.
    • If the software you download is an application, right click and extract it using WinRAR.
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    Go to device manager, right click your graphic card, and click on update.
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    Search manually through your computer to find the driver's .inf file.
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    Select the file. This should force install your graphic card's drivers.

Tips

  • Make sure you download the correct drivers.
  • Press CTRL+F to search for display drivers.

Warnings

  • Do not install drivers of other cards; this may harm your hardware.


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