The term "multimedia driver" encompasses a wide range of drivers, including those for sound cards, graphics cards
TV tuners, video capture cards, and modems. This may seem a bit
overwhelming, but fortunately the driver installation process for each
of these cards is standard on most operating systems.
- Insert the driver CD that was included with your multimedia
card. The CD auto-play feature will begin the installation procedure.
If you do not have a driver CD, proceed to step 2. Otherwise, proceed
to step 4.
Download the current drivers for your multimedia card from the manufacturer's website (examples: Nvidia
homepage, ATI homepage, Sound Blaster homepage). Save the driver to
your desktop for easy access. The driver download page can commonly be
found in the support section of the website.
Double-click the driver installation file to begin the installation process.
Read the license agreement and select "OK" to proceed. This will begin the installation process.
your computer once the driver installation is complete. Not every
driver requires a restart. You will be prompted by the program to
restart, if it is necessary.