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How to update the video driver in Windows ME.

Posted By : Kisha of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 4, 2005

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We,ve had a few problems with the new driver for the video card.

we think we have that sorted out now but my wife discovered that we can,t create "New Folder" from right clicking the mouse and she can,t arrange her photos by clicking on the "thumbnail " option.

Both "Create New Folder" and "View as Thumbnail" seem to have gone from our right clicking option.

Can,t find it in FILE EDIT VIEW TOOLS or HELP on the bar at the top of the screen.

How can we restore these options.



This question was answered on June 4, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You may need to install or change the driver by following these steps:

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

a Click Search for a better driver than the one your device is using now (Recommended), and then click Next

b 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

c Click Next

d 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

a Click Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want, and then click Next

b 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.


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Posted by Kisha of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 4, 2005

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