This article will show you how to get the most out of your graphics card by installing new drivers and optimizing Windows. The guide is based on Windows XP Professional Edition, but you can use the same guide to optimize other Windows operating systems.
The first thing you need to know is which graphics card you are using. The most popular graphics card manufacturers are nVidia and ATi. Both companies have an excellent product range and offer excellent service. If you know which graphics card you are using, visit the company’s website where you can download the latest drivers.
Drivers are programs that run your graphics card, printer, or scanner properly. If you are up to date with the drivers, you can solve problems that can occur with modern PC games. I recently had to update my drivers to fix an issue I had with a recently purchased game, and this solved my problem.
Once you’ve downloaded the drivers for your graphics card, make sure to use the System Restore utility to create a restore point. To do this, click on Start-> Programs-> Accessories-> System Tools and then on System Restore. Then follow the on-screen instructions to create the restore point. This ensures that if there is a problem after installing the new drivers, you can go back to the recovery point to determine if they are the drivers you installed.
After creating the restore point, you need to install the drivers. To do this, double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen. After installing your drivers, you must restart Windows for the changes to take effect.
If everything goes according to plan, you should see an increase in performance in your games and not have to go back to your recovery point. If you’re having trouble, use your recovery point to fix the issues. If the problem persists, contact the company that made your graphics card.
Make sure you have the latest version of DirectX. To do this, go to the Microsoft website http://www.microsoft.com and search DirectX. After downloading the latest version, you need to create another restore point. A person I know installed the latest version of DirectX and then had problems. Since she didn’t create a restore point, she couldn’t fix the problem. Therefore, they had to reformat their computer to fix the problem. To create a restore point again, go to Start-> Programs-> Accessories-> System Tools and then System Restore.
After creating the restore point, install the latest version of DirectX by double-clicking the file you just downloaded. Follow the instructions on the screen. Once you’re done, you’ll need to restart Windows.
In this step, I will guide you through optimizing Windows XP. The first step is to change the performance of Windows. To do this, right-click on My Computer and then Properties-> Advanced-> Performance-> Settings and select “Customize for best performance”.
The next step is to change your designs. Right click on your desktop and select Properties. On the Themes tab, set your theme to Windows Classic.