This document describes how to install an updated version of the graphics driver on a computer that runs Windows 8, Windows 7, or Vista.
The graphics driver is system software that controls a computer's video adapter (sometimes called a Adobe does not support the installation of graphics drivers and provides the information in this document only as a courtesy.
For assistance with the installation of a graphics driver, contact the manufacturer of the computer or the manufacturer of the computer's video adapter.
In Windows 8, if you're in Metro mode, choose Desktop, then open the Search Charm, which is where you type in dxdiag.
Updating the graphics driver can resolve display issues in Adobe applications.
In some cases, updating the graphics driver can resolve stability issues in Adobe applications.
You might need to update drivers in Windows when a new piece of hardware you've installed doesn't work automatically or maybe after upgrading to a new version of Windows.
Updating drivers is also a great troubleshooting step when the device is having some kind of problem or is generating an error, like a Device Manager error code.